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Johnny Ace (II) (1929–1954)

Born John Alexander in Memphis, TN, on June 9, 1929, R&B singer Johnny Ace served in the US Navy during World War II, and after his discharge he headed for New Orleans to become part of the Beale Street music scene. He performed as both a singer and pianist, and worked with the top acts of the day, including Bobby Bland and B.B. King, among others... See full bio »


(age 25) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Back to the Future Soundtrack
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 2018 First Man (performer: "Pledging My Love")
 2017 American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Members Only: The Playboy Club (2017) ... (performer: "Don't You Know" - uncredited)
- Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe (2017) ... (performer: "My Song", "Don't You Know" - uncredited)
 2011 My Week with Marilyn (performer: "Aces Wild", "Burley Cutie") / (writer: "Aces Wild" - as John L. Alexander)
 2009 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Never Let Me Go (2009) ... (writer: "Never Let Me Go" - uncredited)
 2005 Cheap (performer: "Pledging My Love")
 2005 Asylum (performer: "Yes, Baby")
 1999 Just Looking (performer: "Pledging My Love")
 1998 Finding Graceland (performer: "How Can You Be So Mean") / (writer: "How Can You Be So Mean")
 1992 Bad Lieutenant (performer: "PLEDGING MY LOVE")
 1985 Back to the Future (performer: "PLEDGING MY LOVE" (1954))
 1983 Christine (performer: "Pledging My Love")
 1983 White Trash (performer: "PLEDGING MY LOVE" - uncredited)
 1983 Strangers Kiss (performer: "Angel")
 1983 My Brother's Wedding (performer: "Anymore", "Never Let Me Go")
 1973 Mean Streets ("Pledging My Love")

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Single: "My Song" (Duke Records). NOTE: Reached #1 on US R&B charts. See more »

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Served in the US Navy during World War II.

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