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Directed by Taylor Hackford, this biopic profiles the life of legendary musician Ray Charles. Despite humble beginnings and the loss of his eyesight due to glaucoma at the age of six, Charles, depicted by Jamie Foxx, would nonetheless become an icon in both the music industry and the civil rights era. While the film delves into his problems with drugs and women, the bulk of the story details his career; among the highlights of that career are 12 Grammy awards and 11 R&B chart-toppers, such as "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road, Jack," "Georgia," "Doin' the Mess Around," and "Hallelujah I Just Love Her So." Also among the cast are Larenz Tate as Quincy Jones, as well as Regina King, Kerry Washington, and Clifton Powell. Charles' son, Ray Charles Jr. helped produce the film. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
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auth_author2 Altman, Stephen., Armstrong, Craig, 1959-, Armstrong, Craig., Armstrong, Curtis., Baldwin, Howard, 1942-, Baldwin, Karen, 1964-, Benjamin, Stuart., Charles, Ray, 1930-2004., Davis, Sharen., Davis, Warwick., Edelman, Pawel, 1958-, Ellis, Aunjanue., Foxx, Jamie., Hackford, Taylor, 1944-, Howard, Terrence., King, Chris Thomas., King, Regina., Krumholtz, David, 1978-, Lennix, Harry J., Pierce, Wendell., Powell, Clifton., Schiff, Richard, 1955-, Tate, Larenz., Warren, Sharon., Washington, Kerry, 1977-, White, James L., Woodbine, Bokeem.
author2-role Altman, Stephen., Anvil Films (Firm), Armstrong, Craig,1959-, Armstrong, Craig., Armstrong, Curtis., Baldwin Entertainment (Firm), Baldwin, Howard,1942-, Baldwin, Karen,1964-, Benjamin, Stuart., Bristol Bay Productions (Firm), Charles, Ray,1930-2004., Davis, Sharen., Davis, Warwick., Edelman, Pawel,1958-, Ellis, Aunjanue., Foxx, Jamie., Hackford, Taylor,1944-, Howard, Terrence., King, Chris Thomas., King, Regina., Krumholtz, David,1978-, Lennix, Harry J., Pierce, Wendell., Powell, Clifton., Schiff, Richard,1955-, Tate, Larenz., Universal Pictures (Firm), Warren, Sharon., Washington, Kerry,1977-, White, James L., Woodbine, Bokeem.
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display_description Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers.
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subject_facet African American musicians -- United States -- Drama, Biographical films, Blind entertainers -- Drama, Charles, Ray, -- 1930-2004 -- Drama, Drama, Feature films, Feature films -- United States, Films for the hearing impaired, Rhythm and blues musicians -- United States -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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title_full Ray [videorecording] / Universal Pictures ; Bristol Bay Productions ; Anvil Films ; Baldwin Entertainment ; produced by Howard Baldwin ... [and others] ; screenplay by James L. White ; story, Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; directed by Taylor Hackford, Ray [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present an Anvil Films production in association with Baldwin Entertainment ; a Taylor Hackford film ; producers, Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin ; story by Taylor Hackford and James L. White ; screenplay by, James L. White ; directed by Taylor Hackford
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topic_facet African American musicians, Blind entertainers, Charles, Ray, Rhythm and blues musicians
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