Teddy Pendergrass

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Birthday
26, 1950
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jan 13, 2010 (59)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1950
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jan 13, 2010 (59)

About

R&B and singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer in the group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. He was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including for his hit song "Close the Door."

Before Fame

He was ordained as a minister at the age of ten. One of his first groups was Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.

Trivia

He was paralyzed from the waist down after undergoing a horrific car accident. He founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a group that helps people with spine injuries.

Family Life

He married Karen Still in July 1987, but they divorced in 2002. He remarried Joan Williams in 2006.

Associated With

The media used to call him the Black Elvis Presley.