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Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

American musician and actor
Debonair baritone singer/songwriter and icon of soul who scored an unforgettable 1971 hit with the theme from Shaft.
BornAugust 20, 1942
HometownCovington, Tennessee, United States of America
Net worth$2 million
Height6'0" (1.82m)
SpouseAdjowa Hayes, Emily Ruth Watson, Dancy Hayes
ChildrenIsaac Hayes III
ParentsIsaac Hayes, Sr., Eula Hayes
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Richard Roundtree, model and actor who caused a sensation as the private detective John Shaft – obituary

  • Richard Roundtree, who has died aged 81, was a model-turned-actor who elevated the ability to look good in leather to an art form; known as the first black action hero, Roundtree received a Golden Globe nomination for his depiction of the private detective John Shaft in Gordon Parks’s crime-action blaxploitation thriller Shaft (1971), confidently dodging traffic in Times Square while dressed in an elegant brown leather coat with his collar turned up.

Albums

Truck Turner
Truck Turner
1974
Tough Guys
Tough Guys
1974
Joy
Joy
1973
Black Moses
Black Moses
1971
Isaac Hayes Sings for Lovers
Isaac Hayes Sings for Lovers
2009
Instrumentals
Instrumentals
2003
Man!: The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969-1977
Man!: The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969-1977
2001
Shaft 2000 [Germany]
Shaft 2000 [Germany]
2000
Best of Isaac Hayes [Ace]
Best of Isaac Hayes [Ace]
1998
Collection
Collection
1995
Wonderful
Wonderful
1994
Very Best of Isaac Hayes [1993]
Very Best of Isaac Hayes [1993]
1993
Double Feature: Truck Turner/Tough Guys
Double Feature: Truck Turner/Tough Guys
1993
Love Attack
Love Attack
1988
Isaac's Moods: The Best of Isaac Hayes
Isaac's Moods: The Best of Isaac Hayes
1988
U-Turn
U-Turn
1986
Best of Isaac Hayes, Vol. 1
Best of Isaac Hayes, Vol. 1
1986
Best of Isaac Hayes, Vol. 2
Best of Isaac Hayes, Vol. 2
1986
Lifetime Thing
Lifetime Thing
1981
And Once Again
And Once Again
1980
Royal Rappin's
Royal Rappin's
1980
Don't Let Go
Don't Let Go
1979
For the Sake of Love
For the Sake of Love
1978
Hotbed
Hotbed
1978
Man and a Woman
Man and a Woman
1977
New Horizon
New Horizon
1977

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2006Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHustle & FlowNominated
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