Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass
1950 - 2010
Teddy Pendergrass  American Singer

Teddy Pendergrass dating history


Teddy Pendergrass was previously married to Joan Pendergrass (2008 - 2010) and Karen Pendergrass.

Teddy Pendergrass was in relationships with Yvette Ganier (1982), Janis Hunter (1980 - 1981), Edy Roberts (1978) and Taaz Lang (1974 - 1977).


American Singer Teddy Pendergrass was born Theodore DeReese Pendergrass on 26th March, 1950 in Kingstree, South Carolina, USA and passed away on 13th Jan 2010 Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA aged 59. He is most remembered for lead singer of the fab Philly vocal group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, smash love ballads such as "Turn Off the Lights" and "Love TKO". His zodiac sign is Aries.

Teddy Pendergrass is a member of the following lists: Culture of Philadelphia, American dance musicians and American male singers.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 19 years, 7 months 11 years, 9 months 4 years
Dating4 44 years, 5 months 22 years, 2 months 1 year
Total6 44 years, 5 months 18 years, 9 months 1 year


First Name Teddy
Middle Name DeReese
Last Name Pendergrass
Full Name at Birth Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Alternative Name Teddy P, TP, Teddy, Teddy Bear, Teddy Pendergrass, Rug
Age 59 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th March, 1950
Birthplace Kingstree, South Carolina, USA
Died 13th January, 2010
Place of Death Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of Death Respiratory Failure
Buried West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality DISPUTED
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Thomas Edison High School for Boys
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, composer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame lead singer of the fab Philly vocal group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, smash love ballads such as "Turn Off the Lights" and "Love TKO"
Music Genre (Text) Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Disco, Funk, R&B
Music Genre Blues, R&B
Year(s) Active 1969–2006, 1969–2008, 1972–2008, 1970–2008
Music Style Soul
Music Mood Elegant
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Drums, Guitar, Piano
Record Label Philadelphia International, Asylum, Elektra, Surefire/Wind Up, Cleopatra Records, Cleopatra
Associated Acts Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Whitney Houston, Eddie Levert, Patti Labelle, Marvin Gaye, Stephanie Mills
Official Websites http://www.teddypendergrass.com, http://teddypendergrass.com, http://teddypendergrassofficial.com

Theodore DeReese Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) was an American singer. Born in Kingstree, South Carolina, Pendergrass spent most of his life in the Philadelphia area, and initially rose to musical fame as the lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. After leaving the group in 1976, Pendergrass launched a successful solo career under the Philadelphia International label, releasing five consecutive platinum albums (a record at the time for an African-American R&B artist). Pendergrass's career was suspended after a March 1982 car crash left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Pendergrass continued his successful solo career until announcing his retirement in 2007. Pendergrass died from respiratory failure in January 2010.

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Teddy Pendergrass59 AriesSinger
Joan Pendergrass-
Karen Pendergrass-Dancer
Yvette Ganier63Actress
Janis Hunter66 CapricornActress
Edy Roberts-Business
Taaz Lang33Manager


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TheodoreMaleKaren Pendergrass
TamonMaleKaren Pendergrass
Tisha LazetteFemaleKaren Pendergrass
LaDonnaFemaleKaren Pendergrass


Soup for One1982Night Club SingerMovie
Pink Lady1980Teddy PendergrassTV Show


Posted commentsView all comments (22)

omarsclubomarsclubFeb 17, 2011

musical legend

neleonneleonApr 9, 2010


tanishaFeb 10, 2010

this message is for black....are you familiar with the whereabouts of Rose Crouch? she is my great-aunt and i`ve been tasked with trying to locate her. please respond to this post if you can help me. thanks.

BlackJan 26, 2010

Teddy had children with two women Rose Croutch and Brenda Holloway. Rose is the mother Teddy, II (aka J.R.) and Brenda is the mother of his girls Tisha and LaDonna. All 3 of Teddy`s kids were born in 1974

beauty MbeweJan 19, 2010

I`m indeed saddened by teddy`s death. I loved the guy to bits. All the way from Malawi I still have almost every Cd of TP. Just last week before I learned about his death, I was chatting with a male friend (George) from Zim who resembles TP so match. As were chatting I pulled out a TP`s CD with his picture on and asked a friend who the guy in picture looked like and in unison every one shouted George looks like Teddy! Throughout the week I pull out all TP`s and have been listening to them. I will always love you Teddy.

RJJan 14, 2010

Taaz only had one child that was raised by Taaz mother Eva Ritter. Teddy said he would take care of him ( The son ) but he never did. He ( Teddy ) only returned to the home one more time after her murder.

CindyCelebsCindyCelebsJan 14, 2010

RIP Teddy.. we will miss you...

sldJan 14, 2010

We have lost another legend. When I remember TP I can recall two memories that come to mind. I attended a Christening reception at his estate for Tamon. I can recall him meeting with all his guests how he expressed the importance of everyone feeling at home, but please no picture taking. He was a very private person and asked that everyone show respect. I can also remember going to my first concert to see TP with my best friend SR. We were young and had on our mothers fur stoles we couldnt been more than 16, but thought we were in love with TP. He made girls, ladies feel like queens. Love you TP.

YariOct 10, 2009

No thats not true his 2 daughters are his and their mother is very much alive as for little Teddy his mother`s alive to and thats a fact.

jessieAug 11, 2009

who are children`s mother`s, i thought when Taaz died he raised 2 of her children? is that true?

xenaJun 16, 2009

what is teddy pendergrass`s new wifes name they got married this year in the ebony book

Trudy PetersonMay 26, 2009

I absolutlely love Teddy! I can,t get enough of him. His music is so deep and heartfelt, it just makes you feel good all over. Thank God for you Teddy.

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