Isaac Hayes

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Isaac Hayes
  • Birth Name: Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
  • Birth Place: Covington, TN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/20/1942, Leo
  • Date of Death: 08/10/2008
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor
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Isaac Hayes Fast Facts:
  • Raised by his sharecropper grandparents.
  • Made singing debut in church at age 5.
  • Taught himself to play piano, organ and saxophone.
  • Joined Stax Records as a backup pianist in 1964, where his first session was with Otis Redding.
  • Cowrote (with David Porter) such all-time classics as "Soul Man" and "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby."
  • Laid the groundwork for both disco and rap with such classic LPs as Hot Buttered Soul (1969), The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) and Shaft (1971).
  • Nicknamed "Black Moses."
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Gave voice to South Park's Chef until 2006, when he quit after an episode criticized Scientology.
  • Involved in humanitarian efforts in the West African country of Ghana; his commitment was honored by King Nene Kubi III, who bestowed a kingship on Hayes in 1992. at his coronation, Hayes was given the royal moniker Nene KateyOcansey I.
  • Isaac Hayes Relationships:
  • Isaac Hayes Sr. - Father
  • Willette - Sister
  • Heather - Daughter
  • Ike III - Son
  • Eula Hayes - Mother
  • Felicia - Daughter
  • Nana Kwadjo Hayes - Son
  • Adjowa Hayes - Wife
  • Veronica - Daughter
  • Mignon Harley - Ex-wife
  • Isaac Hayes Awards:
  • 1971 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1971 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song--Original for the Picture) - Winner
  • 1971 Grammy: Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special - Winner
  • 1971 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Dramatic Score) - Nominee
  • 1971 BAFTA Film Awards: The Anthony Asquith Award - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1972 Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Arranger, Composer, Orchestra and/or Choral Leader - Winner

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