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Luther Vandross

  • Highest Rated: 29% The Meteor Man (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% The Meteor Man (1993)
  • Birthday: Apr 20, 1951
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Given the middle name Ronzoni, after the brand of pasta, which was the only food his mother could digest while pregnant with him; this was later shortened to the nickname Ronnie. Started the vocal group Shades of Jade while in high school. Made his TV debut on Sesame Street., as part of the musical theater workshop ensemble Listen, My Brother. In 1972, penned the song "Everybody Rejoice (A Brand New Day)," which was used in the Broadway musical The Wiz three years later. Met David Bowie in 1974, and went on to sing backup for the rock icon, as well as open for him on tour.    In the mid-'70s, began providing backing vocals for albums by numerous pop icons, including Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Ringo Starr. Found success in the late '70s as a writer and singer of commercial tunes, performing jingles for soft drinks, fast-food restaurants and telephones.  Solo debut album, Never Too Much, was released in 1981.  Was involved in a fatal three-car accident in Los Angeles in 1986, when he lost control of the car he was driving.    Ranked number 54 on Rolling Stone's 2008 list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Struggled with his weight throughout his career, and suffered from diabetes and hypertension. Was a lover of fashion and always performed in a tuxedo. 

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Paul Simon & Friends: A Night of Gospel Glory Actor 2005
No Score Yet Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love Actor 2004
No Score Yet Luther Vandross: Dance with My Father Actor 2003
No Score Yet Patti Labelle: Live! One Night Only Actor 2000
29% The Meteor Man Jamison 1993
No Score Yet Luther Vandross - Live at Wembley Actor 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Reggie
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2001
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Himself
  • 1997
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Himself
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Musical Guest
  • 1989
  • 1982

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