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Birth Name: Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Born: 1950/03/26
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2010/01/13
Years Active: 1970–2006
Genres: R&B, Soul, Gospel, Jazz

Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade. In 1982, he was severely injured in an auto accident in Philadelphia, resulting in his being paralyzed from the waist down. After his injury, the affable entertainer founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injuries. In 1977, Pendergrass released his self-titled album, which went platinum on the strength of the disco hit, "I Don't Love You Anymore". Its follow-up single, "Th... Continue Bio >>

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