Ray | 2004

Drama, Biopic
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in ...more
Director: Taylor Hackford
Awards: 2 Oscar wins. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Ray Charles

Actor

... Della Bea Robinson

Actor

... Margie Hendricks

Actor

... Jeff Brown

Actor

... Joe Adams

Actor

... Fathead Newman

Actor

... Mary Ann Fisher

Actor

... Aretha Robinson

Actor

... Young Ray Robinson

Actor

... Ahmet Ertegun

Actor

... Jerry Wexler

Actor

... Quincy Jones

Actor

Company

Anvil Films

Production Company

Baldwin Entertainment Group

Production Company

Bristol Bay Productions

Financier

Bristol Bay Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business.

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