Patti Austin

as Herself - Singer in the movie Diane Warren: Love Songs

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Was born at 10 August 1948 (now is 70 years old) in New York City, New York, USA

One would be surprised if singer-composer Patti Austin did not havetalent, given her impressive musical pedigree and early exposure tosome of the most trend-setting artists of the twentieth century. Bornto musician parents Gordon and Edna Austin, Patti Austin made her stagedebut at Harlem's famous Apollo Theatre at the age of three with herfamous Godmother 'Dinah Washington' . As an adolescent she appearedon "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show" (1966) and performed in the stageversions of "Lost In The Stars" and "Finian's Rainbow".

Age nine foundher travelling to Europe with her Godfather 'Quincy Jones (I)' . With an immaculate voice and natural musicianship she toured at the ageof sixteen with 'Harry Belafonte' . In the 1970s upon the generousrecommendation of 'Valerie Simpson (I)' (of the husband & wifesongwriting team "Ashford and Simpson"), Austin began to receivenumerous opportunities to compose and sing TV commercial jingles. Additionally she became one of the most prolific session singers of thedecade; recording with 'Paul Simon (I)' , 'Billy Joel' , Jazzguitarist and vocalist George Benson, 'Joe Cocker (I)' , and'Roberta Flack' to name a few. In the 1980s she worked with thegroups Steely Dan and the Blues Brothers.

Maintaining her longassociation with 'Quincy Jones (I)' , Austin's vocals were featuredon his album and title song "The Dude" which earned a 1982 GrammyAward. Long since her first R & B hit "Family Tree" (1969), in the1980s Austin had joined the ranks of a minority of women lauded fortheir songwriting ability and vocal expertise. She garnered another hitwith "Every Home Should Have One" on Jones' Qwest Label, and scored a#11 UK hit with "Razzamatazz" in early 1981. Two duets withsinger-composer 'James Ingram (I)' brought her even greaterexposure as "Baby Come To Me" became the love theme for the populardaytime drama "General Hospital" (1963) (US #1, UK #11 in 1983);and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" from the feature film Best Friends (1982) was nominated for an Academy Award. She alsosang the theme songs for Two Of A Kind (1983) and Shirley Valentine (1989) .

Her album "The Real Me" featured acollection of standards composed by 'Duke Ellington' ,'George Gershwin' , and Cole Porter. After a string of successfulalbums, dozens of compositions recorded by a variety of recordingartists, and collaborations with Jazz/Pop/R&B masters'Quincy Jones (I)' and 'Dave Grusin' , Austin remains one ofthe most prolific musical talents of our time. .

There is some small facts about Patti Austin:
  • Her godfather is 'Quincy Jones (I)' .
  • Had a #1 hit recording, (w/James Ingram), with "Baby, Come to Me," in December 1982.
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There is the list of movies, where Patti Austin was taked part:
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1 Diane Warren: Love Songs movie Diane Warren: Love Songs 2010 as Herself - Singer
2 Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala movie Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala 2013 as Herself
3 Jackies Back! movie Jackies Back! 1999 as Herself (Gospel Singer at Peaches' Funeral
4 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2001 as Herself
5 Late Night with David Letterman movie Late Night with David Letterman 1982 as Herself
6 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee movie Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988 as Herself
7 The Stern Grove Festival Videos movie The Stern Grove Festival Videos 2007 as Herself
8 Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem movie Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2004 as Herself
9 Homeward Bound Telethon movie Homeward Bound Telethon 2013 as Herself
10 I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott movie I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott 2016 as Herself
11 In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS movie In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 as Herself
12 Its Your Thing movie Its Your Thing 1970 as Herself
13 Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special movie Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special 1989 as Herself
14 Michael Jacksons Journey from Motown to Off the Wall movie Michael Jacksons Journey from Motown to Off the Wall 2016 as Herself
15 Nathan East: For the Record movie Nathan East: For the Record 2014 as Herself
16 One-Trick Pony movie One-Trick Pony 1980 as Back-up Singer
17 Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caines 80th Birthday Celebration movie Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caines 80th Birthday Celebration 2013 as Herself
18 Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years movie Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years 1998 as Herself
19 Suburban Beat movie Suburban Beat 1985 as Rosemary
20 The 10th Annual American Music Awards movie The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 as Herself
21 The 35th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 as Herself
22 The 50th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 as Herself
23 The 55th Annual Academy Awards movie The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 as Herself - Performer
24 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards movie The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 as Herself - Performer: 'The Girl Who Used to Be Me'
25 The Essence Awards movie The Essence Awards 1994 as Herself
26 The Wiz movie The Wiz 1978 as The Wiz Singers Children's Choir/The Wiz Singers Adult Choir
27 Tucker: The Man and His Dream movie Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988 as Millie
28 Twenty Feet from Stardom movie Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 as Herself
29 Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games movie Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games 1991 as Herself
30 Bandstand movie Bandstand 1952 as Herself
31 Ebony/Jet Showcase movie Ebony/Jet Showcase 1982 as Herself
32 Entertainment Tonight movie Entertainment Tonight 1981 as Herself
33 For Your Love movie For Your Love 1998 as Mona, Malena's Mother
34 Good Day L.A. movie Good Day L.A. 1993 as Herself
35 Great Performances movie Great Performances 1971 as Herself
36 Hangin with Mr. Cooper movie Hangin with Mr. Cooper 1992 as Patti
37 Hollywood Squares movie Hollywood Squares 1998 as Herself
38 John & Leeza from Hollywood movie John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 as Herself
39 Larry King Live movie Larry King Live 1985 as Herself
40 Magic City movie Magic City 2012 as Ella Fitzgerald
There is the list of some articles of Patti Austin:
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 30 May 2008, Vol. 157, Iss. 54,326, pg. E4, by: Stephen Holden, "Classic Patti Austin, Newly Focused on Swing and Jazz"
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