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James Brown

James Brown


Famous as :

R&B, soul singer, songwriter, record producer

Birth Name :

James Joseph Brown Jr.

Birth Date :

May 03, 1933

Birth Place :

Barnwell, South Carolina, USA

Spouse :

Velma Warren (1954 - 1969), Deidre Jenkins (6-Feb-71 - 10-Jan-81), Adrienne Rodriguez (1984 - 6-Jan-96) (her death), Tommy Rae Brown (15-Jan-02 - 25-Dec-06, his death)

Claim to fame :

Single "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" (1965)

Latest News

HBO to Air James Brown Documentary Produced by Mick Jagger

September 05, 2014 04:03:03 GMT

HBO has nabbed the rights to a documentary produced by . The network plans to air "" on Monday, October 27 at 9 P.M. ET/PT.

James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' to Open Zurich Film Festival

September 01, 2014 14:14:45 GMT

biopic "" is set as the opening film of 2014 Zurich Film Festival. Director Tate Taylor, stars and , as well as producer are all scheduled to attend the premiere which is held on September 25.

James Brown Biopic to Hit Theaters in October 2014

August 30, 2013 02:45:42 GMT

Universal Pictures has dated and named its biopic, which is set to be headlined by "" actor . The studio will release "" on October 17, 2014. Currently slated for the same release date is the 20th Century Fox's "", which stars and .

'42' Star Chadwick Boseman Set to Be James Brown in Biopic

August 27, 2013 03:42:45 GMT

After stealing attention with his portrayal of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, will try to impress people with his transformation into a renowned singer. Variety learns that the "" actor is set to portray in a currently unnamed biopic from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

New 'Skyfall' Clip Has James Bond Doubting Young Q

October 23, 2012 04:21:04 GMT

James Bond is doubting his young Quartermaster in a new clip for "". The sneak-peek video highlights 007's awkward first encounter with Q at what appears to be an art exhibition. Q interprets an artistic painting in a complicated way, but Bond simply describes it as "a bloody picture."

Mick Jagger Producing James Brown Biopic to Be Directed by 'The Help' Helmer

October 23, 2012 03:41:58 GMT

is teaming up with acclaimed producer Brian Grazer to bring back to life in the big screen. The two are set to produce a biopic about the Godfother of Soul with "" helmer Tate Taylor in talks to serve behind the lens, Deadline reports.

UB40 Members Facing Bankruptcy

February 14, 2011 02:24:25 GMT

Five original members of British reggae band UB40 are facing bankruptcy, according to a U.K. report. Liquidators are chasing Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Terence Wilson, Norman Hassan and as part of an investigation into their finances.

Funeral Director: No Truth in James Brown Hidden Body Report

March 16, 2010 04:04:11 GMT

The funeral director who oversaw 's burial has dismissed reports the soul legend's remains have been moved. The late star's lovechild, LeRhonda Pettit, alleged Brown's body has been removed from what was supposed to be his final resting place in South Carolina, insisting the remains have been hidden to prevent a full investigation into the star's passing.

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