BirthdayDecember 0, 1934

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Sol Raye

    Full name: Sol Raye
    Also known as: Sol Raye, Raye, Sole, Sole Raye
    Professions: Guyanese cabaret singer in England

  2. Sol Raye Known for

    Great Moments in Aviation (1994), Desmond's (1989), The King of Jazz (1991), Big George Is Dead (1987)

  3. Sol Raye Death information

    Died: Friday, 31st of March, 2006 (Age: 72)

  4. Sol Raye Biography

    Neville Marshall-Corbin (1946 – 31 March 2006) was a Guyanese cabaret singer, composer and recording artist who moved to England in the 1960s and originally studied acting, performing with the English Stage Company. He was born in Christianburg, Guyana.Raye came to England to learn acting, studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic ArtHis singing style was reflective of Nat King Cole. A nine-time winner of the British TV talent contest Opportunity Knocks, he recorded such popular songs as "Mona Lisa", "How Sweet It Is", and "Come Home Love" and toured widely with his cabaret tribute show to Cole. He also starred in, produced and directed a television tribute to Cole, A Nightingale Sang, in 1985, in which he sang alongside the likes of Nina Simone, Will Gaines and Danny Williams. He was also an opening act for such performers as The Supremes and Eartha Kitt.He was best known for the semi-regular role of Burt in the Black British sitcom Desmond's, as a member of The Georgetown Dreamers, a band that featured Desmond (Norman Beaton) and Raye's fellow real-life musicians Porkpie (Ram John Holder) and Vince (Count Prince Miller). Other television roles included an appearance in Runaway Bay, whilst also acted in a number of theatre productions.His younger brother, Robert Corbin, is the current leader of the People's National Congress Reform (PNCR), the main Guyanese opposition political party.Raye died in London, England, on Friday, 31 March 2006 of prostate cancer following a ten year battle with the disease. His brother Robert Corbin delivered the eulogy at his funeral.

  5. Sol Raye Family

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