Luther Vandross

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Luther Ronzoni Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in demand background vocalist for several different artists including Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, and Donna Summer. He later became the lead singer of the group Change which released its certified gold debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much in 1981.

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Filmography

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Selected Luther Vandross film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1994
Touched by an Angel (1994) (TV Show)
Reggie

1993
Jamison

1990
In Living Color (1990) (TV Show)
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1989
Eureeka's Castle (1989) (TV Show)
Grand Wizard

1984
Zack of All Trades
Zach

1978
The Wiz (1978)
The Wiz Singers Adult Choir

1969
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Show)
Listen My Brother

Music Department Credits

1984
Finder of Lost Loves (1984) (TV Show)
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Soundtrack Credits

2013
The Heat (2013)
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2012
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2012
The X Factor Philippines (2012) (TV Show)
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2007
Skins (2007) (TV Show)
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2005
Everybody Hates Chris (2005) (TV Show)
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2005
So You Think You Can Dance (2005) (TV Show)
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2004
The X Factor (2004) (TV Show)
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2003
Celebridade (2003) (TV Show)
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2002
American Idol (2002) (TV Show)
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2001
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2001
Glitter (2001)
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1999
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1999
The Wood (1999)
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1995
Money Train (1995)
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1992
Hero (1992)
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1992
Mo' Money (1992)
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1992
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1990
House Party (1990)
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1988
In the Heat of the Night (1988) (TV Show)
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1987
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1986
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1986
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (TV Show)
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1985
The Goonies (1985)
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1984
Choose Me (1984)
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1981
Bustin' Loose (1981)
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1979
Sunnyside (1979)
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1978
The Wiz (1978)
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1969
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Show)
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1962
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"It was the women (Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes) who drove me to the stereo. Men feel they have something to prove. They don't trust their automatic pilot chops. Females do. They go on deeper dramatic trips, take more chances. Put it out there with greater flair."


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  • Luther Vandross - Vibe Magazine [United States] (October 2005)
  • Luther Vandross - People Magazine [United States] (18 July 2005)
  • Luther Vandross - People Magazine [United States] (5 May 2003)

Dating History

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Albums

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List of albums by Luther Vandross, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Luther Vandross.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Never Too Much 1981 7,120
Please Come Home For Christmas 95,568
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 33,381
A House Is Not A Home 40,251
So Amazing 1986 35,299
Here and Now 1989 36,727
Dance With My Father 2003 78,988
This Is Christmas 59,148
Give Me The Reason 1986 56,166
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* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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First NameLuther
Middle NameRonzoni
Last NameVandross
Full Name at BirthLuther Ronzoni Vandross
Age54 (age at death)
Date of BirthApril 20, 1951
BirthplaceNew York, NY
Date of DeathJuly 1, 2005
Location of DeathJohn F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Cause of DeathStroke
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
BuildLarge
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Star SignAries
SexualityDISPUTED
ReligionChristian
EthnicityBlack
NationalityAmerican
UniversityWestern Michigan University
Occupation CategoryVocalist
Claim to FameSultry and Beautiful Voice
Music GenreR&B/Soul, R&B
Music StyleQuiet Storm, Pop/Rock, Urban, Adult Contemporary, Smooth Soul, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop
Music MoodSoothing, Laid-Back/Mellow, Romantic, Smooth, Warm, Stylish, Intimate, Confident, Poignant, Gentle, Sweet, Sentimental, Sexual, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sexy, Party/Celebratory, Passionate, Sensual
InstrumentVocals, Vocals (Background)

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