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Jerry Butler

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Biography

Sunflower, Mississippi, USA
Jerry Butler got his start in the music business at age 18 when he and his friend Curtis Mayfield formed a singing group and named them The Impressions. They had an almost immediate hit with a song Butler wrote, "For Your Precious Love", which became the group's first gold record. Nicknamed "The Iceman" by legendary Philadelphia DJ Georgi Woods for his smooth, cool delivery and effortless style, Butler has had numerous hits on his own since embarking on a solo career, "He Will Break Your Heart", "Moon River", "Only the Strong Survive" and "Never Gonna Give You Up" being among his biggest. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

Save the Children 1973

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Character: Himself

A Street Carol 1992

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Character: Himself - Host

My Music: Doo Wop Love Songs 2007

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Character: Himself - Emcee

An Evening with Dionne Warwick 2001

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1994

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