Isaac Hayes was a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, arranger and songwriter who gained worldwide recognition with a number of commercially successful albums such as 1969's Hot Buttered Soul and 1971's Black Moses. He also gained further stardom writing the Grammy Award winning song Soul Man and the iconic Theme from Shaft, which won him numerous awards, including an Academy Award. He received his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
He was married four times and fathered 12 children.
Away from music, he was an accomplished actor, who appeared in a number of films and television series such as the animated TV series South Park, in which he provided the voice of the character Chef.
Ten days before he was to turn 66, his lifeless body was found near a still-running treadmill in a room in the basement of his home.
Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it's because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.Isaac Hayes
I influence people, hopefully on the positive side.Isaac Hayes
was a famous American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor,
who was born on
August 20, 1942. As a person born on this date, Isaac Hayes is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 20) and the 25th most popular for the year (1942).
People born on August 20
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Isaac Hayes is the 252nd most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Isaac Hayes' birthday, Isaac Hayes is the 1660th most famous American.
In general, Isaac Hayes ranks as the 2900th
most popular famous person, and the 324th most popular singer of all time.
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