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James Ingram Bio, Wiki, Age, Education, Parents, Wife (Debra Robinson), Children, Brain Cancer, Death and Cause, Net Worth

Two-time Grammy Award-winner, James Ingram dies aged 66

James Ingram Wiki

James Ingram Bio

James Edward Ingram was born on February 16th, 1952 and died on January 29th, 2019. He was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. Ingram was a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song.

 

James Ingram Born

He was born on February 16th, 1952 in Akron, Ohio, U.S.
James Ingram Died He died on January 29th, 2019 (aged 66) in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
James Ingram Cause of death Brain cancer
James Ingram Wife Debra Robinson (m.1975-2019)
James Ingram Children Six Children Jasmine Ingram, Jash Ingram, Jahnee Ingram, Jiaya Ingram, Jason Ingram and the last born who is not on record
James Ingram Net Worth James Ingram had a net worth of $20 million as at the time of his death
James Ingram Occupation Musician, songwriter, record producer, actor

 

James Ingram Biography
Early life

Ingram was born in Akron, Ohio, Ingram lived with his mother and father until he was 10 years old, then moved in with his grandmother. He later relocated to Los Angeles and played with the band Revelation Funk, which made an appearance in the Rudy Ray Moore film Dolemite. He also later played keyboards for Ray Charles before becoming famous. Meanwhile, his younger brother, Phillip Ingram, became prominent as a member of the Motown group, Switch.

James Ingram Career

Ingram had charted eight Top 40 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart from the early 1980s until the early 1990s, as well as thirteen top 40 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Besides, he charted 20 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart (including two number-ones). He had two number-one singles on the Hot 100: the first, a duet with fellow R&B artist Patti Austin, 1982’s “Baby, Come to Me” topped the U.S. pop chart in 1983; “I Don’t Have the Heart”, which became his second number-one in 1990 was his only number-one as a solo artist. In between these hits, he also recorded the song “Somewhere Out There” with fellow recording artist Linda Ronstadt for the animated film An American Tail. The song and the music video both became gigantic hits. Ingram co-wrote “The Day I Fall in Love”, from the motion picture Beethoven’s 2nd (1993), and singer Patty Smyth’s “Look What Love Has Done”, from the motion picture Junior (1994), which earned him nominations for Best Original Song from the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Grammy Awards in 1994 and 1995.

James Ingram Wife (Debra Robinson)

James Ingram and Debra Robinson wedded in 1975. The couple has had a successful marriage and Ingram regarded his wife highly.

Describing her wife in a phone interview in 2010 with a Los Angeles Paper, the three-time Grammy Award winner revealed: “I sing to her on a daily basis. Whatever’s on the radio.”

And to prove his point, he broke out into the theme song of the movie Alfie, modifying it instead to a heartfelt “What’s it all about, Debbie?”

James Ingram Children

James Ingram was a son of a deacon and 1 of 6 children. The couple, Debra Robinson and James Ingram followed Ingram’s suit by also having 6 children. Their children are Jasmine Ingram, Jash Ingram, Jahnee Ingram, Jiaya Ingram, Jason Ingram and the last born who is currently not on record. The children pretty much enjoy life away from the spotlight.

James Ingram Death and Cause

The Legendary singer and songwriter James Ingram died on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 aged 66, Debbie Allen tweeted.

“I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” his dear friend Allen said. ” He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.”

TMZ reports that Ingram had been fighting a form of brain cancer.

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