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Otis Williams

Biography

American soul singer most widely known for his time using the renowned Motown group The Temptations. He was the final surviving person in the group. He grew up by both of his grandmothers and became thinking about music when he was an adolescent. He was inducted in to the Stone Hall of Popularity in 1989. He was wedded to Josephine Rogers from 1961 to 1964, Ann Cain from 1967 to 1973, and Goldie Williams from 1983 to 1997. He includes a kid Otis Williams III, along with a little girl, model Elan Carter. He was briefly involved to vocalist Patti LaBelle .

Quick Facts


Full Name Otis Williams
Date Of Birth October 30, 1941
Place Of Birth Texarkana, TX
Profession Soul Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Arleata Williams, Ann Cain, Josephine Rogers
Children Elan Carter, Otis Lamont Williams
Parents Hazel Louise Williams, Otis Miles
Music Groups The Temptations
Movies The Temptations: Live in Concert
TV Shows The Temptations
Star Sign Scorpio

  • Facts
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#Fact
1The Temptations were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Is portrayed by Charles Malik Whitfield in The Temptations' 1998 biographical miniseries.
3Said that the late Melvin Franklin, The Temptations' bass singer, was his best friend within the group.
4Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of farmer Grace Slick.
5Once engaged to Patti LaBelle.
6Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Temptations).
7Founder of the singing group The Temptations.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Derrick1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Taxi Driver1976performer: "Ling Ting Tong" - uncredited
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Goodfellas1990performer: "Hearts of Stone"
The Last Dragon1985writer: "Treat Her Like A Lady"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Temptations1998TV Series co-producer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story2007The Temptations
Happy New Year1987Temptation

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les années bonheur2016TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Great Pretenders2015DocumentaryHimself
Unsung2009-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians2012DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHimself
20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection2005Video shortHimself (segment "Standing on the Top") (as The Temptations)
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Motown 452004TV SpecialHimself
20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection2004Video shortHimself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHimself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection Featuring Miss June 1997, 1994, 1991, 19881997Video documentaryHimself
Getting By1993TV SeriesHimself
The Full Moon Show1992TV Series documentary
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Murphy Brown1990TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHimself
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHimself
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesHimself
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHimself
The Fall Guy1985TV SeriesHimself
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll1984TV MovieHimself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHimself (Temptations member)
New American Bandstand 19651980TV SeriesHimself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Sonny Comedy Revue1974TV SeriesHimself
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself
Soul Train1972TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1967-1971TV SeriesSinger
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesHimself
TCB1968TV MovieHimself (as The Temptations)
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
The Lloyd Thaxton Show1966TV SeriesHimself
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV SpecialHimself (as The Temptations)
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHimself (as The Temptions & The Supremes)
The Temptations1998TV Series

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#Quote
1[Talking about his friend, The Temptations' bass singer Melvin Franklin] Mel will be in my heart as long as I live. He will always be my partner, and in his name The Temptations will continue on.
2The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.

#Trademark
1Baritone singing voice


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