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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Biography, Drama
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Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business. The movie provides a portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while transforming into one of his country's most beloved performers.

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The Cleveland Show:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Harder, Better, Faster, Browner

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Cleveland says "Well it's been four days and you're still not famous. I don't get it. We tried having a rap battle like in 8 Mile. We tried getting you addicted to drugs like Walk the Line. There's one movie we haven't tried. We haven't tried Ray.".

Season:  2  / Episode:  14 
The Abyss

This Television Episode refers to Ray
Richard Schiff complains about not getting movie roles, and Ari reminds him of his part in Ray.

Season:  4  / Episode:  5 
The Dream Team

This Television Episode refers to Ray
Ari says that Jeffrey Katzenberg called after seeing the trailer for Medellin, and said it was as good as when he saw the trailer for 'Ray' with Jamie Foxx.

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