Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1939-04-02
Deathday: 1984-04-01 (45 years old)

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Biography

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr., who also spelled his surname as Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), was an American singer and songwriter. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of successes, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul".

Gaye's Motown songs include "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". Gaye also recorded duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, and Diana Ross. During the 1970s, Gaye recorded the albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of a production company.

His later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo soul. "Sexual Healing", released in 1982 on the album Midnight Love, won him his first two Grammy Awards. Gaye's last televised appearances were at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, where he sang "The Star-Spangled Banner"; Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; and Soul Train.On April 1, 1984, the eve of his 45th birthday, Gaye was shot and killed by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., at their house in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, after an argument. Gay Sr. later pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, and received a six-year suspended sentence and five years of probation. Many institutions have posthumously bestowed Gaye with awards and other honors including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and inductions into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Filmography

All 39

Self 33

Movies 30

TV Shows 9

Self
They All Came Out to Montreux

They All Came Out to Montreux (2022)

TV Show
Mr. Nelson on the North Side

Mr. Nelson on the North Side (2021)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Best of the 60s: The Story of Ready, Steady, Go!

Best of the 60s: The Story of Ready, Steady, Go! (2021)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (2021)

TV Show
Self (archive footage)
Whitney

Whitney (2018)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Top Ten Revealed

The Top Ten Revealed (2018)

TV Show
Self
Songs to Have Sex to

Songs to Have Sex to (2015)

Movie
Himself (archive footage)
DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd

DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd (2009)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On

Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (2008)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges

Motor City's Burning: Detroit from Motown to the Stooges (2008)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Darts Tarts – Welcome to my World

Darts Tarts – Welcome to my World (2006)

Movie
Himself
Marvin Gaye: The Real Thing - In Performance 1964-1981

Marvin Gaye: The Real Thing - In Performance 1964-1981 (2006)

Movie
self
Marvin Gaye - Let's get it on

Marvin Gaye - Let's get it on (2006)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years

TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004)

Movie
Himself
Prachtig 80: Volume 2

Prachtig 80: Volume 2 (2003)

Movie
Himself
Marvin Gaye - Live In Montreux 1980

Marvin Gaye - Live In Montreux 1980 (2003)

Movie
Himself
The Giants of Black Music

The Giants of Black Music (2003)

Movie
Self
DTV: Golden Oldies

DTV: Golden Oldies (1984)

Movie
Self
Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Rock, Rhythm & Blues (1984)

Movie
Self
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983)

Movie
Himself
Remember Marvin Gaye

Remember Marvin Gaye (1981)

Movie
Self
Standing Room Only: Diana Ross

Standing Room Only: Diana Ross (1980)

Movie
Self - Audience Member
Diana Ross in Concert!

Diana Ross in Concert! (1979)

Movie
The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1977

The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1977 (1977)

Movie
Self
The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died (1977)

Movie
Self
Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits Live in '76

Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits Live in '76 (1976)

Movie
Himself
The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1974

The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1974 (1974)

Movie
Self
Save the Children

Save the Children (1973)

Movie
Composer
Trouble Man

Trouble Man (1972)

Movie
Jim
Chrome and Hot Leather

Chrome and Hot Leather (1971)

Movie
David Owens
The Ballad of Andy Crocker

The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969)

Movie
Self
Malibu U

Malibu U (1967)

TV Show
Self
Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo (1965)

TV Show
Self
The T.A.M.I. Show

The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Movie
Shindig!

Shindig! (1964)

TV Show
Self - Singer
The Hollywood Palace

The Hollywood Palace (1964)

TV Show
Self
Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! (1963)

TV Show
Self - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)

TV Show
6
Himself
Live at Amsterdam 1976

Live at Amsterdam 1976

Movie

Ratings

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1984
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1939-04-02

Deathday
1984-04-01 (45 years old)

Birth name
Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.

Place of birth
Washington, D.C., United States of America

Religion
Pentecostalism

Height

Relationships
Anna Gordy Gaye (1963-01-01 - 1977-01-01)

Children
Nona Gaye

Father
Marvin Gay Sr.

Mother
Alberta Gay

Siblings
Frankie Gaye

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award


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