Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He 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 couping gospel and country together.

  1. James L. White

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Taylor Hackford

    Director, Story

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Status Released

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  • October 29, 2004
    PG-13, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 32m

Budget $40,000,000.00

Revenue $124,731,534.00

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