Roberta Flack

A chart-topping singer with one of the most beautiful and emotive voices in pop music, Roberta Flack enjoyed considerable success in the 1970s with such stirring R&B ballads as "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," ... Read more »
Born: 02/10/1939 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Oprah Winfrey's Legends' Ball 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Kristi Yamaguchi's Golden Moment 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Essence Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1997 World Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

New York Undercover 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

David Foster's Christmas Album 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The JVC Newport Jazz Festival 1992 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

A Tribute to American Music: Jerome Kern 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

A Capitol Fourth -- 1987 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

All Star Party For Clint Eastwood 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

America Picks the No. 1 Songs 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Music Central 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Renaldo & Clara 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Roberta Flack... The First Time Ever 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Save the Children 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monsanto Presents Mancini 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (27)

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 (Movie)

("On My Block") (Song)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015 (Movie)

("Compared To What") (Song Performer)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face") (Song Performer)

Meet Monica Velour 2011 (Movie)

("Tonight I Celebrate My Love") (Song Performer)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

"Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" (Song Performer)

East of Havana 2007 (Movie)

("World Famous") (Song)

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

("Bridge Over Troubled Water") (Song Performer)

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

("On My Block") (Song)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("Where Is The Love?") (Song Performer)

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

("The Closer I Get to You") (Song Performer)

Winter Solstice on Ice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Hasards ou coincidences 1998 (Movie)

("For All We Know") (Song)

The Hogan Family 1985 - 1991 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

("Someone to Watch Over Me") (Song Performer)

The Best of Times 1986 (Movie)

("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face") (Song Performer)

White Nights 1985 (Movie)

("People on a String") (Song Performer)

Body Rock 1984 (Movie)

("Teamwork") (Song Performer)

Romantic Comedy 1983 (Movie)

("Maybe") (Song Performer)

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

("This Side of Forever") (Song Performer)

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

("Making Love") (Song Performer)

Bustin' Loose 1981 (Movie)

(Song)

Bustin' Loose 1981 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

The Legend of Paul Bunyan and the Legend of John Henry 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Tiny Tree 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Greased Lightning 1977 (Movie)

("Maybe Tomorrow") (Song Performer)

Huckleberry Finn 1973 (Movie)

title song("Freedom") (Song)

$ 1971 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Biography

A chart-topping singer with one of the most beautiful and emotive voices in pop music, Roberta Flack enjoyed considerable success in the 1970s with such stirring R&B ballads as "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "The Closer I Get to You," one of several well-loved duets with soul vocalist Donny Hathaway. A music prodigy in her teenaged years, she began recording for Atlantic in 1968 but saw little success until Clint Eastwood used "First Time" in his 1971 film "Play Misty for Me." From there, Flack's polished signature blend of pop, folk and jazz found favor with music audiences and critics alike while scoring a slew of Grammys between 1972 and 1974. Following Hathaway's death in 1979, Flack teamed with Peabo Bryson for the Top 20 single "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love," then returned to the Top 10 with a 1991 duet with Maxi Priest on "Set the Night to Music." Though Flack's later career never repeated the chart heights of her early work from the 1970s, her biggest hits remained among the loveliest of the period, which in turn ensured her status as one of pop's most talented vocalists.

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Killing Me Softly" and "Set the Night to Music"

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