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King Curtis (III) (1934–1971)

King Curtis was born on February 7, 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Curtis Ousley. He was married to Ethelyn. He died on August 13, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack
Withnail & I Soundtrack
Coming Home Soundtrack


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  The Deuce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- That's a Wrap (2019) ... (performer: "Have You Heard?") / (writer: "Have You Heard?")
 2019 Jett (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bennie (2019) ... (writer: "Save Me")
 2019 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (writer: "Soul Serenade" - as Curtis Ousley)
 2018 Tyler Perry's Acrimony (writer: "Save Me" - as Curtis Ousley)
 2016 Flaked (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sunset (2016) ... (performer: "A Whiter Shade of Pale")
 2014 She's Beautiful When She's Angry (Documentary) (writer: "Save Me" - as Curtis Ousley)
 2014 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "The Weight")
 2014 Take Me to the River (Documentary) (writer: "Soul Serenade")
 2013 Muscle Shoals (Documentary) (performer: "The Weight")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (performer: "One Mint Julep")
 2006 The Last King of Scotland (performer: "Save Me" - as Curtis Ousley) / (writer: "Save Me" - as Curtis Ousley)
 2004 Casablanca Driver (performer: "Memphis Soul Stew")
 2001 Rush Hour 2 (performer: "Memphis Soul Stew")
 1997 I Went Down (performer: "Trouble In Mind", "Easy Like", "Free For All") / (writer: "Easy Like", "Free For All")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Home (1994) ... (performer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame")
- The Capital of Baseball (1994) ... (performer: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame")
 1994 Crooklyn (writer: "Hot Potato" - as Curtis Ousley)
 1991 Dying Young (performer: "ALL THE WAY")
 1987 Withnail & I (performer: "A Whiter Shade of Pale")
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rumors (1981) ... (writer: "Your Old Lady" - uncredited)
 1978 Coming Home (writer: "Save Me" (1967))
 1968 Aretha Franklin and the Sweet Inspirations in Concert (TV Special) (writer: "Soul Serenade" - uncredited)
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Single: "King's Rock" / "Dynamite At Midnight" (Apollo Records) See more »

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