Isaac Hayes Biography (1942-)

Born August 20, 1942, in Covington, TN; son of Isaac and Eula Hayes; married,c. 1960 (divorced); married second wife (divorced); married Mignon Harley (divorced, 1986); children: (first marriage) two daughters; (second marriage) three; (third marriage) two; and one other child. Religion: Scientologist. Addresses: Agent-- Headline Talent Inc., 1650 Broadway, Suite 508, New York, NY 10019. Manager-- Ron Moss Management, 2635 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039-2519. Career: Musician, songwriter, and actor. Formed music group Sir Isaac and the Doo-Dads, Memphis, TN, c.1963; Mar-Keys (music group), saxophonist, 1964; Stax-Volt Records, Memphis,session musician, composer, and producer, 1964-67; released first solo record, 1967; began working as an actor, 1973; signed to Polydor Records, 1977; KISS-FM, New York City, disc jockey, 1996; composer of more than 200 songs withsongwriter David Porter. World Literacy Crusade, spokesperson, 1993--. Also worked in a meat-packing plant. Awards, Honors: Grammy Award nomination(with David Porter), best rhythm and blues recording, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1967, for "Soul Man" (recorded by Sam and Dave); Academy Award, best song, Grammy Awards (with Johnny Allen), best instrumentalarrangement and best engineered recording, both 1971, for "Theme from Shaft"; Academy Award nomination, best music--original dramatic score, Golden Globe Award, best original score, nomination for Anthony Asquith Award forFilm Music, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Grammy Award, best original score written for a motion picture or a television special, and Grammy Award nomination, album of the year, all 1971, for Shaft; Grammy Award, best pop instrumental performance by an arranger, composer, orchestra, and/or choral leader, 1972, for Black Moses; Grammy Award nomination, best rhythm and blues instrumental, 1972, for "Let's Stay Together"; GrammyAward nomination, best male rhythm and blues vocal, 1975, for Chocolate Chip; Grammy Award nomination, best composer, 1978, for "Deja Vu" (performed by Dionne Warwick); Grammy Award nomination, best male rhythm and blues performance, 1978; Grammy Award nomination, best male rhythm and blues vocal, 1979, for "Don't Let Go"; Image Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1999, for South Park. Addresses: Agent: Headline Talent Inc.,1650 Broadway, Suite 508, New York, NY 10019.; Manager: Ron Moss Management,2635 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039-2519.

Musician, songwriter, actor
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August 20, 1942
Covington, Tennessee, United States

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