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Lou Rawls (Louis Allen Rawls)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Rawls was born on 1st December 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. His father abandoned his family and Lou was raised by his grandmother. His first meeting with music was when he was seven years old, in a Baptist church choir. He was mostly influenced by the Chicago Regal theatre where he had the opportunity to see the best in black entertainment. Billy Eckstine and Arthur Prysock were only two of the best that Lou saw. He and classmate, Sam Cooke, would harmonize in the school lavatory. He graduated from Dunbar Tech. School and joined the touring gospel singing group, the Pilgrim Travelers. Read more...

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The Best on Record 1968

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The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Uh Oh! 2003

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Character: Rev. Luke Thomas

Malevolence 1999

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Character: The Tree Man

Still Breathing 1997

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Character: Harold Logan

Don King: Only in America 1997

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Character: Joe Wilkins

After the Game 1997

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Leaving Las Vegas 1995

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Saturday's 1991

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The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards 1986

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The Prince 1996

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Watchers Reborn 1998

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Knock Out 1998

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Betaville 2001

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The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988

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This Is Tom Jones 1969

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The Secret World of the Very Young 1984

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The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Sammy and Company 1975

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Character: Safari Attendant

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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The Muppet Show 1976

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The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Reading Rainbow 1983

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The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Soul Train 1971

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Character: Joshua Watson

The Big Valley 1965

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The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987

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The Basil Brush Show 1970

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Donkey 0

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Episode #3.173 0

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Michael's Garden 0

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Empty Nest: Part 2 0

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The Party 0

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Uh Oh! 2003

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