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Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known by his stage name Little Richard, is an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for over six decades. Penniman's most celebrated work dates from the mid 1950s where his dynamic music and charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. His music also had a pivotal impact on the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. Penniman influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to rap.

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Filmography

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Selected Little Richard film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

1998
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1997
NightMan (1997) (TV Show)
Jubilee Jones - Special Appearance

1996
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Little Richard

1996
Homeboys in Outer Space (1996) (TV Show)
Ebolatolla

1993
Little Richard

1993
Airborne Mustard Lover

1993
The Pickle (1993)
President

1992
Sunset Heat (1992)
Brandon

1992
Martin (1992) (TV Show)
The Exterminator

1992
Musical Guest

1990
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990) (TV Movie)
Old King Cole

1990
Little Richard

1989
Baywatch (1989) (TV Show)
Maurice

1988
Mayor

1988
Goddess of Love (1988) (TV Movie)
Alphonso

1988
Rock 'n' Roll Christmas (TV Movie)
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1987
Bustin' Loose (1987) (TV Show)
P.J. Pinkston

1986
Orvis Goodnight

1984
Miami Vice (1984) (TV Show)
Marvelle Quinn

Composer Credits

1975
Salute to Lew Grade (TV Show)
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Music Department Credits

2001
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Producer Credits

2000
Little Richard (2000) (TV Movie)
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Soundtrack Credits

2013
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
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2012
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2012
The Voice UK (2012) (TV Show)
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2012
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2012
Vegas (2012) (TV Show)
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2012
Ginger & Rosa (2012)
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2012
Love Me Do: The Beatles '62
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2011
Metal Evolution (TV Show)
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2011
The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years
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2010
Predators (2010)
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2010
Rock & Chips (2010) (TV Show)
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2010
Rock-Suomi (TV Show)
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2009
Planet 51 (2009)
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2009
Hitchhiker Munchkins
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2008
Hell Ride (2008)
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2008
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2007
Ganes (2007)
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2007
Hounddog (2007)
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2007
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2007
RBD: La familia (2007) (TV Show)
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2006
Hollywoodland (2006)
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2005
The Amateurs (2005)
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2005
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2005
Dancing with the Stars (2005) (TV Show)
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2004
Mosca y Smith en el Once (2004) (TV Show)
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2003
Cold Case (2003) (TV Show)
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2003
Las Vegas (2003) (TV Show)
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2003
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2002
Secretary (2002)
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2000
Greenfingers (2000)
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2000
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2000
Running Mates (2000) (TV Movie)
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2000
The New Country (2000) (TV Movie)
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1999
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1999
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1998
Marriages (1998)
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1998
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1997
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1995
Casino (1995)
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1995
Casper (1995)
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1995
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1995
It Takes Two (1995)
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1995
The Beatles Anthology (1995) (TV Show)
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1994
Backbeat (1994)
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1994
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1994
I.Q. (1994)
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1994
Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie)
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1994
The Magic School Bus (1994) (TV Show)
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1994
WrestleMania X (TV Movie)
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1994
Tohuwabohu (TV Show)
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1993
The Pickle (1993)
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1993
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1992
Mo' Money (1992)
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1992
Heartbeat (1992) (TV Show)
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1991
Flirting (1991)
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1991
King Ralph (1991)
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1991
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1991
The Rapture (1991)
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1991
Hasta luego cocodrilo (TV Show)
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1990
Book of Love (1990)
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1990
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1990
Northern Exposure (1990) (TV Show)
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1990
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1989
Her Alibi (1989)
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1989
Listen to Me (1989)
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1989
Red Scorpion (1989)
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1989
Road House (1989)
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1989
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1989
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Show)
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1989
Heavy Petting (1989)
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1988
Cocktail (1988)
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1988
Hot to Trot (1988)
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1988
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1988
The Telephone (1988)
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1988
Twins (1988)
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1988
The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) (TV Movie)
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1988
The Wonder Years (1988) (TV Show)
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1987
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1987
La Bamba (1987)
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1987
Predator (1987)
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1987
Prom Night II (1987)
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1987
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1987
Rags to Riches (1987) (TV Show)
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1986
Queen Live at Wembley '86 (1986) (TV Movie)
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1986
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday (TV Show)
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1985
Explorers (1985)
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1985
Harimu Ogen (1985)
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1985
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1985
Mask (1985)
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1985
Mischief (1985)
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1985
Moonlighting (1985) (TV Show)
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1984
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1984
The Wild Life (1984)
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1984
Top Secret! (1984)
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1984
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1984
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984) (Short Film)
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1983
Christine (1983)
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1983
Party Party
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1983
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1982
The Loveless (1982)
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1981
Shifshuf Naim (1981)
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1981
Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Show)
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1979
Going Steady (1979)
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1978
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1978
Big Wednesday (1978)
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1978
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1976
Teenage Cover Girls
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1975
Arena (TV Show)
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1975
In Concert (TV Show)
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1974
Iltatähti (TV Show)
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1973
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1973
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973) (TV Movie)
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1973
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1972
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1972
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1971
$ (1971)
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1971
The Neon Palace
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1969
Mondo Trasho (1969)
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1969
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (TV Movie)
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1967
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1965
Poor Little Rich Girl
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1964
Shindig! (1964) (TV Show)
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1964
Hollywood a Go Go (1964) (TV Show)
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1962
Z Cars (1962) (TV Show)
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1957
Mister Rock and Roll
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1956
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1956
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1950
The Jack Benny Program (1950) (TV Show)
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Willkommen Österreich (TV Show)
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Quotes

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List of Little Richard quotes.

I wore the make-up so that white men wouldn't think I was after the white girls. It made things easier for me, plus it was colorful too.


The grass may look greener on the other side but it's just as hard to cut.


(about Elvis Presley) He was an integrator, Elvis was a blessing. They wouldn't let black music through. He opened the door for black music.


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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Little Richard on the cover.
  • Little Richard - Let It Rock Magazine Cover [England] (January 1975)
  • Little Richard - Rolling Stone Magazine [United States] (28 May 1970)

Dating History

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List of Little Richard relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by Little Richard, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Little Richard.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Long Tall Sally 2009 7,420
Lucille 1957 15,909
Rip It Up 1956 28,452
The Girl Can't Help It 1956 26,404
Ready Teddy 1956 40,521
Slippin' And Slidin' 1956 55,290
She's Got It 1956 56,726
Miss Ann 1957 65,899
Send Me Some Lovin' 1957 81,701
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 1966 84,131
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Little Richard songs.


First NameLittle
Last NameRichard
Full Name at BirthRichard Wayne Penniman
Age81
Date of BirthDecember 5, 1932
BirthplaceMacon, Ga
Height5' 10" (178 cm)
Distinctive FeaturesMakeup
Star SignSagittarius
NationalityAmerican
Occupation CategoryMusician
Claim to Fame"Tutti Frutti" "Long Tall Sally",
Music GenrePop/Rock, Religious, Piano
Music StyleEarly R&B, Rock & Roll, R&B, New Orleans R&B, Gospel, Black Gospel, Religious
Music MoodParty/Celebratory, Exuberant, Reckless, Confident, Rousing, Boisterous, Urgent, Rebellious, Brash, Joyous, Rollicking, Playful, Passionate, Outrageous, Rambunctious, Giddy, Exciting, Swaggering, Visceral, Manic, Rowdy
InstrumentPiano, Vocals
Other Family MembersErnestine Campbell( wife)-1959-1963

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