Clarence Fountain (1929–2018)

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Clarence Fountain was born on November 28, 1929 in Tyler, Alabama, USA. He was an actor, known for Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Great Performances (1971) and The Fighting Temptations (2003). He was married to Barbara Fountain. He died on June 3, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. See full bio »

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Madea Goes to Jail Soundtrack
The Fighting Temptations The Blind Boys of Alabama
The Book of Clarence Clarence Fountain


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 2003 The Fighting Temptations
The Blind Boys of Alabama
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Gospel at Colonus (1985) ... Oedipus
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 2009 Madea Goes to Jail (arranger: "Nobody's Fault but Mine")
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (arranger: "Soldier")
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 2017 The Book of Clarence (Documentary) (completed)
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 2017 The Book of Clarence (Documentary) (completed)
Clarence Fountain
 2018 How They Got over (Documentary)
 2005 The Late Late Show (TV Series)
Himself - The Blind Boys of Alabama
- Episode dated 29 April 2005 (2005) ... Himself - The Blind Boys of Alabama (uncredited)
 2005 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #13.32 (2005) ... Himself (as Blind Boys of Alabama)
 2002 Live from Bonnaroo Music Festival 2002 (TV Special documentary)
 2001 Blues Odyssey (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
- Gift Wrapped (1996) ... Himself (as Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama)
 1984 On Stage America (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Himself

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Blind Boys of Alabama | Clarence Fountain and The Blind Boys of Alabama

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When he was 8 years old, he entered the Alabama Institute for the Negro Deaf and Blind. While singing in the school choir, he and five friends formed the Happy Land Jubilee Singers. They toured throughout the 1940s, and recorded the hit "I Can See Everybody's Mother But Mine". They changed their name to the Blind Boys of Alabama, a name coined by a New Jersey concert promoter. See more »

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