Clifton Davis Bio - Biography

Name Clifton Davis
Naionality American
Date of Birth October 4, 1945
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
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Clifton Duncan Davis (born October 4, 1945) is an American actor who has appeared on television shows such as A World Apart (playing Matt Hampton) and That's My Mama (on which he had the lead role) in the 1970s, and on Amen as Dr. Reverend Reuben Gregory from 1986 to 1991. Davis has also acted on Broadway, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in 1972 for his performance in a musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona. He made a guest appearance on the third episode of the first season of "The Bobby Vinton Show" in September of 1975, singing "I've Got The Music In Me" and "Never Can Say Goodbye". He successfully sang the Polish lyrics with Vinton to the show's "My Melody of Love" theme song. Before finding fame in acting, Davis worked as a songwriter, most famously penning The Jackson 5's #2 hit "Never Can Say Goodbye". He also appeared in the film Scott Joplin in 1977. Davis released one acclaimed (and now hard to find) studio recording in 1991 on Benson Records titled Say Amen. He also appeared as a panelist in the second version of The Match Game.

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