Isaac Hayes
Date of Birth
Aug 20, 1942
Birth Place:
Covington, TN


A major figure in American soul music, Isaac Hayes also enjoyed a long and memorable career as an actor and film composer. His score for the motion picture Shaft made him the first African-American to win an Academy Award for music, and was one of the first examples of a pop-based film score that developed a life of its own in the marketplace. Isaac Hayes was born in Covington, TN, on August 20,...