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Rawls in 1995

Source: Wikipedia

Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". He worked as a television, motion picture, and voice actor. He was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Louis Allen Rawls
  • Born: December 1, 1933 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: January 6, 2006 (aged 72) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Genres: Gospel, R&B, soul, jazz, blues
  • Occupation(s): Singer, actor, voice actor
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1951–2006
  • Website: www.lourawls.com

Read more about Lou Rawls at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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