David Ruffin Rank
About David Ruffin
David Ruffin was a soul singer best known for being one of the lead singers of the band The Temptations from 1964 to 1968. He sang lead vocals on some of the group’s biggest hits such as My Girl and Ain't Too Proud to Beg.
He was married twice. He married his first wife Sandra Barnes in 1961 and had three daughters with her. His second marriage was to Joy Hamilton in 1976. He had a fourth child with his girlfriend Genna Sapia.
In 1989, as a member of The Temptations, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine added him to its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
He died of a cocaine overdose in 1991.
David Ruffin Rank
David Ruffin's Popularity
David Ruffin was a famous American singer, who was born on January 18, 1941. As a person born on this date, David Ruffin is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (January 18) and the 33rd most popular for the year (1941).
People born on January 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. David Ruffin is the 434th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to David Ruffin's birthday, David Ruffin is the 5029th most famous American.
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