Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor worked on a variety of projects during her entertainment career. She appeared in a number of television specials, including "Ain't Nothin But the Blues" (PBS, 1987-88) and "Wild Women Don't Have the Blues" ... Read more »
Born: 09/28/1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Tribute to Muddy Waters, King of the Blues 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blues Brothers 2000 1998 (Movie)

Vocals--The Louisiana Gator Boys Band (Actor)

Mercury Rising 1998 (Movie)

Koko Taylor (Actor)

B.B. King: The Blues Summit 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

B.B. King... Live at the Woodlands 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

Singer at Zanzibar (Actor)

Wild Women Don't Have the Blues 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Ain't Nothin But the Blues 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer
Music (9)

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

("Big Boss Man") (Song Performer)

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

("I'm A Woman") (Song)

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

("I'm A Woman") (Song Performer)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

("Wang Dang Doodle") (Song Performer)

Mercury Rising 1998 (Movie)

("Evil (Is Going On)") (Song Performer)

While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

(Song)

While You Were Sleeping 1995 (Movie)

("Merry Merry Christmas") (Song Performer)

Wild At Heart 1990 (Movie)

("Up in Flames") (Song Performer)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

("Evil (Is Going On)") (Song Performer)

Biography

Koko Taylor worked on a variety of projects during her entertainment career. She appeared in a number of television specials, including "Ain't Nothin But the Blues" (PBS, 1987-88) and "Wild Women Don't Have the Blues" (PBS, 1988-89). At the time, she also appeared in movies like the Nicolas Cage adventurous drama "Wild At Heart" (1990) and the Bruce Iglauer documentary "Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records" (1992). Taylor also contributed music to "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) with Elisabeth Shue. She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-98). She also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "B.B. King... Live at the Woodlands" (1993-94), "B.B. King: The Blues Summit" (1995-96) and "A Tribute to Muddy Waters, King of the Blues" (PBS, 1998). She also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the comedy sequel "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998) with Dan Aykroyd. Taylor also created music for the Sandra Bullock comedy "While You Were Sleeping" (1995). Taylor's music was most recently featured in "I Don't Know How She Does It" (2011). Taylor had a number of different projects under her belt in the nineties and the early 2000s, including "I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts" (PBS, 1998-99), "Mercury Rising" (1998) and the Martin Lawrence and Nia Long hit "Big Momma's House" (2000) Her credits also expanded to "The Blues" (2003-04) and "Grilled" (2007). Taylor passed away in June 2009 at the age of 81.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Force Of Nature" and "Royal Blue"

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