Ray Charles

Ray Charles

American recording artist; musician, singer, songwriter
A brilliant, towering musical figure who through his singing and piano playing helped invent soul and R&B music.
BornSeptember 23, 1930
HometownAlbany, Georgia, United States of America
Net worth$75 million
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseDella Beatrice Howard (m 1955 - 1977) , Eileen Williams (m 1951 - 1952)
ChildrenRobert Robinson , Ray Charles Robinson Jr. , Reatha Butler , Charles Wayne Hendricks , David Robinson , Sheila Raye Charles , Vincent Kotchounian , Ryan Corey Robinson , Raenee Robinson , Robyn Moffett , Alexandra Bertrand , Evelyn Robinson
ParentsAretha Robinson , Bailey Robinson
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story
A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story
1h 37min
2016
20 Feet from Stardom
20 Feet from Stardom
PG-13
1h 31min
2013
Piano Blues
Piano Blues
2012
Ray Charles: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Ray Charles: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival
2012
Ray Charles Live in France 1961
Ray Charles Live in France 1961
2011
Ray Charles Live at Montreux 1997
Ray Charles Live at Montreux 1997
1h
2008
The Blues
The Blues
2003
Blue's Big Musical Movie
Blue's Big Musical Movie
1h 18min
2000
Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments
Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments
1973
Ballad in Blue
Ballad in Blue
1h 29min
1966

Albums

True Genius
True Genius
2021
Singles 1950-1953
Singles 1950-1953
2021
Complete 1961 Paris Recordings
Complete 1961 Paris Recordings
2019
Greatest Hits [Del Ray]
Greatest Hits [Del Ray]
2018
Ray Charles [Wax Love]
Ray Charles [Wax Love]
2017
Yes Indeed!/What'd I Say
Yes Indeed!/What'd I Say
2017
Genius, Vol. 2
Genius, Vol. 2
2017
Genius, Vol. 4
Genius, Vol. 4
2017
Genius, Vol. 1
Genius, Vol. 1
2017
Genius, Vol. 3
Genius, Vol. 3
2017
Introduction to Ray Charles
Introduction to Ray Charles
2017
Rough Guide to Ray Charles
Rough Guide to Ray Charles
2017
Four Classic Albums
Four Classic Albums
2017
Live at Newport 1960
Live at Newport 1960
2016
Atlantic Years: In Mono
Atlantic Years: In Mono
2016
Classic Years [2016]
Classic Years [2016]
2016
Blues Before Sunrise [Pepper Cake]
Blues Before Sunrise [Pepper Cake]
2016
Classic Years: 23 All-Time Classics [Play 24-7]
Classic Years: 23 All-Time Classics [Play 24-7]
2014
Blues
Blues
2014
Ray Charles Juke Box Hits
Ray Charles Juke Box Hits
2014
In the 1950s
In the 1950s
2014
Live at Newport ‘58
Live at Newport ‘58
2014
King of Cool: The Genius of Ray Charles
King of Cool: The Genius of Ray Charles
2014
Jazz Biography
Jazz Biography
2014