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


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Derrick 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Taxi Driver 1976 performer: "Ling Ting Tong" - uncredited
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Goodfellas 1990 performer: "Hearts of Stone"
The Last Dragon 1985 writer: "Treat Her Like A Lady"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Temptations 1998 TV Series co-producer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 The Temptations
Happy New Year 1987 Temptation

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les années bonheur 2016 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Great Pretenders 2015 Documentary Himself
Unsung 2009-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians 2012 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Late Show with David Letterman 2006 TV Series Himself
20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection 2005 Video short Himself (segment "Standing on the Top") (as The Temptations)
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Motown 45 2004 TV Special Himself
20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection 2004 Video short Himself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Documentary Himself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection Featuring Miss June 1997, 1994, 1991, 1988 1997 Video documentary Himself
Getting By 1993 TV Series Himself
The Full Moon Show 1992 TV Series documentary
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Murphy Brown 1990 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988 TV Series Himself
Motown Merry Christmas 1987 TV Movie Himself
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
The Love Boat 1985 TV Series Himself
Motown Returns to the Apollo 1985 TV Special Himself
The Fall Guy 1985 TV Series Himself
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll 1984 TV Movie Himself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself (Temptations member)
New American Bandstand 1965 1980 TV Series Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1980 TV Series Himself - Host
The Sonny Comedy Revue 1974 TV Series Himself
Save the Children 1973 Documentary Himself
Soul Train 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1972 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1967-1971 TV Series Singer
The Andy Williams Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
TCB 1968 TV Movie Himself (as The Temptations)
Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Himself
The Lloyd Thaxton Show 1966 TV Series Himself
It's What's Happening, Baby! 1965 TV Special Himself (as The Temptations)
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1965 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats 2003 Video Himself (as The Temptions & The Supremes)
The Temptations 1998 TV 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.
2 The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.

#Trademark
1 Baritone singing voice


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