Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

American singer-songwriter (1931–1964)
A seminal influence on soul music and R&B, with an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed.
BornJanuary 22, 1931
HometownClarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America
Net worth$2 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseBarbara Campbell (m 1959 - 1964) , Dolores Mohawk (m 1953 - 1957)
ChildrenLinda Womack
ParentsAnnie Mae Cook , Charles Cook
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