In My Lifetime: Music Biopics

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  • Jamie Foxx, Ray Charles
  • Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, Puffy
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • The Temptations, Suzanne de Passe, Otis Williams
  • ODB, Ol' Dity Bastard
  • Diana Ross, Billie Holiday
  • What's Love Got to Do With It
  • El Cantante, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony
  • 50 Cent, Joy Bryant
  • Tupac Shakur, John Singleton
  • Raekwon
  • Bob Marley
  • Marvin Gaye, Jesse L. Martin
  • Aaliyah
  • Kelly Rowland, Donna Summer
  • James Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Jackie Robinson
  • Ice Cube, Dr. Dre. F. Gary Gray, N.W.A.
  • Prince, The Time, Morris Day
  • TLC, T-Boz, Left Eye, Chilli, Lil Mama, Drew Sidora, KeKe Palmer
  • Jimi Hendrix, Wood Harris, Andre 3000
  • MC Hammer, Romany Malco
  • The Jacksons, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, Jermaine jackson
  • Halle Berry,  Dorothy Dandridge
  • Beyonce, Etta James, Muddy Waters
  • Miles Davis
  • Halle Berry, Frankie Lymon, Larenz Tate
  • Eminem, 8 Mile

Sammy Davis, Jr.

There have been several biopics in the works about the only Black member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack." Sammy Jr.'s daughter, Tracy Davis, endorsed one in development by Byron Allen, who worked alongside him throughout his career. Production stalled in 2012 when Allen was sued by someone claiming to have exclusive rights to make the movie. 

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