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Cuba Gooding Sr.

Biography

R&B vocalist known for his period with THE PRIMARY Ingredient, which is well known for the music “Everybody Has the Fool,” “Just Don’t Desire to be Lonely,” and “Pleasure is Just Throughout the Flex.” He became a member of THE PRIMARY Ingredient in 1971 following the untimely loss of life of Donald McPherson still left the band looking for a vocalist. He made an appearance on Soul Teach many times in the 1970s and was also highlighted in advertisements for brands like Pepsi. He and his wife Shirley acquired four kids, Cuba Jr., Omar, Apr, and Tommy. He was called Cuba as the consequence of a guarantee from his dad to his mom, who fulfilled in Cuba, after she was murdered on her behalf support of Marcus Garvey.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cuba Gooding Sr.
Date Of Birth April 27, 1944
Died April 20, 2017, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth The Bronx, NY
Height 1.78 m
Profession R&B Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Shirley Gooding, Shirley Gooding
Children Cuba Gooding Jr., Omar Gooding, April Gooding, Tommy Gooding
Parents Addie Alston, Dudley MacDonald Gooding
Music Groups The Main Ingredient
Movies The '70s Soul Jam: Vol. 2, Destination Fame, Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Co-host, with Angie Corley, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Sweet Souls of the 70s" music collection. [2009]
2Grandfather of Spencer Gooding, Mason Gooding and Piper Gooding.
3In 1995, he remarried his first wife, Shirley, after divorcing her almost 17 years earlier.
4Biggest hits include, "Everybody Plays the Fool" (1972) and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" (1974)
5Singer in The Main Ingredient soul group.
6Father of Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omar Gooding


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Regiment2016filming
Destination Fame2012VideoMr. Manus
Roscoe's House of Chicken n Waffles2004VideoFast Black
Gedo2000VideoPawn Shop Owner
Children of the Struggle1999Southern Gentleman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thank God It's Friday1978performer: "Dance All Night"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon2012TV MovieHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
My Music: Funky Soul Superstars2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The Sinbad Show1993TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1973-1990TV Series documentaryGuest / Himself - Guest / Himself
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorBoat Trip (2002)


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