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Lou Rawls

Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/performer Lou Rawls was last seen as an actor in highly acclaimed drama LEAVING LAS VEGAS. A legend in pop and R&B music, Rawls has garnered one platinum and six gold albums in his career, plus a gold single.

Rawls' TV work includes providing his unique vocal styling for three Garfield the Cat animated specials. He is best known for his Lou Rawls Parade of Stars telethon which to date has raised more than $100 million for the United Negro College Fund. As a result of his long-reaching philanthropic efforts, there is now a Lou Rawls Drive in Rawls' hometown of Chicago and Rawls has been awarded five honorary doctorates.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Lou Rawls Facts

Birth NameLouis Allen Rawls
OccupationActor, Musician
BirthdayDecember 1, 1935
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Date of deathJanuary 6, 2006 (age 70)

Selected Filmography

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