Rufus Thomas   Actor

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Rufus Thomas passed away on 15th Dec 2001 aged 84.


Rufus Thomas is a member of the following lists: Stax Records artists, 20th-century American singers and African-American singers.


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Cookie's Fortune1999Theo JohnsonMovie
A Family Thing1996TommyMovie
Great Balls of Fire!1989Haney's Big House DancerMovie
Mystery Train1989Man in Station (segment "Far from Yokohama")Movie
Police Story1973BlackberryTV Show


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    Rufus Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm and blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee. He recorded for several labels including Chess and Sun in the ...

    First Name Rufus
    Last Name Thomas
    Age 84 (age at death) years
    Birthday 26th March, 1917
    Birthplace Cayce, Mississippi, United States
    Died 15th December, 2001
    Zodiac Sign Aries
    Occupation Text Singer, comedian, television host, disc jockey
    Occupation Actor
    Music Genre (Text) R&B, Memphis soul, southern soul, blues, funk, novelty
    Music Genre R&B
    Year(s) Active 1936–2001, c.1930–1998
    Music Style Soul, Blues, Southern Soul, Memphis Soul, Early R&B, Modern Electric Blues, Electric Memphis Blues, Regional Blues
    Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Amiable/Good-Natured, Playful, Rowdy, Boisterous, Humorous, Bravado, Exuberant, Earthy, Raucous, Energetic
    Instrument Vocals
    Instrument (text) Vocals
    Record Label Sun, Stax, Chess, AVI
    Associated Acts Carla Thomas, Marvell Thomas, Vaneese Thomas
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