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Ray

Rating:PG-13 (for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality, and some thematic elements)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:October 29, 2004
Running time:153 minutes
Cast:Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry J Lennix
Director:Taylor Hackford
Producer:Howard Baldwin
Writer:Taylor Hackford, James L. White
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business.

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