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Roy Orbison
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Age 52
Birthday 23 April, 1936
Birthplace Vernon, Texas, United States
Died 6 December, 1988
Place of Death Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame In Dreams (Song) (1963), Oh,Pretty Woman (Song) (1964).
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Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to refer to his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet "the Caruso of Rock". Between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including "Only the Lonely" (1960), "Crying" (1961), and "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964).

Filmography

303 Credits »
1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive Johnny
2016 Nerve -
2016 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas -
2015 Trainwreck -
2015 The Hateful Eight -
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl -
2015 The Grinder -
2015 Nunca es tarde -
2015 Morfi, todos a la mesa -
2015 It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC -
2015 Acció política -

Songs

869 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Oh Pretty Woman 1990
2 Crying 1989
3 You Got It 1989
4 In Dreams 1990
5 I Drove All Night 1991
6 Pretty Woman 2014
7 Blue Bayou 1990
8 Pretty Paper 1905
9 It's Over 1990
10 Ooby Dooby 1989
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

15 Quotes »

I've really learned a lot, really learned a lot, love is like a stove, burns you when it's hot.

Awards

1 Award »
Nominated for 1 Award | Won 1

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