Famous People Born in South Carolina
Activist, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer / 1933 - 2006
James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," was a prolific singer, songwriter and bandleader, as well as one of the most iconic figures in funk and soul music from 1956 to 2006.
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profile name: Vanna White profile occupation: Game Show Host
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profile name: Jesse Jackson profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Minister, Journalist
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profile name: Mary McLeod Bethune profile occupation: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
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profile name: James Brown profile occupation: Activist, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Melvin Purvis profile occupation: Civil Servant
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profile name: Chubby Checker profile occupation: Singer
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