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Otis Milles Jr. was born on the 30th October 1940 in Texarkana, Texas USA. He is a singer and songwriter, and under the name Otis Williams, he is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Motown group, The Temptations. He has been an active member of the music scene since 1959.
Have you ever wondered how rich Otis Williams is? According to sources, it is estimated that Otis` overall net worth is $8 million, an amount acquired through his successful career as a singer. The peak of his career is probably represented by his induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1989.
Otis Williams Net Worth $8 Million
Otis` father and mother, never married, and actually separated soon after Otis was born. His mother, Hazel soon married and moved to Detroit, leaving Otis to be raised by both of his grandmothers. Otis moved to Detroit when he was ten years old. During his teen years and prior to his breakout and commercial success, Otis had featured in a number of bands, such as “El Domingos”, “Distants” and “Siberians”. In 1959, Otis and his group the “Distants” released a hit “Come On”, however, their future releases were not as successful as their first single. Otis then quit the “Distants” in 1960, and alongside Melvin Franklin, Elbridge Bryant, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks formed a group called “Elgins”, which later signed a deal with Motown records under the name “The Temptations”. His net worth had begun to rise, if slowly.
The group was founded in 1961 and its first album was released in 1964, entitled “Meet The Temptations”, and it featured their first hit single “The Way You Do The Things You Do”.Otis`s net worth began to increase with every group release. Overall, the group has released 44 studio albums and has sold tens of millions of copies, becoming one of the greatest groups in music history. Some of their most successful albums include “All Directions” (1974), “Phoenix Rising” (1998), “A Song For You” (1975), “Sky`s The Limit” (1971), “Materpiece” (1973) among many others, which spawned numerous hits such as “My Girl”, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, “Just My Imagination” that increased their popularity.
The group has received a number of awards, some of them include the Grammy award for the Best R&B Group, Best R&B Instrumental Performance and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award in 2013, clearly making it the main source of Otis` net worth.
Through their history, The Temptations have changed their formation frequently, some of the most notable members have included David Ruffin, Richard Street, Ron Tyson, Dennis Edwards and many others. Although he is the only founding member of the group left, Otis has never become a lead singer, instead focusing on background vocals, and acting as the group`s leader.
Overall Otis’ career has been rather successful, as he earned numerous plaudits while being a member of the group, and the peak of his career was in 1989 when he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall OF Fame.
When it comes to his personal and love life, Otis has had quite an interesting one. He was married three times, and furthermore he was in a romantic relationship with Petti LaBelle and Florence Ballard. His first wife was Josephine Rogers(1961-64) with whom he had a son, Otis(d. 1983). From 1967 to 1973 he was married to Ann Cain, and in 1983 he married Arleata Williams, but they divorced in 1997.
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|Birth date:||October 30, 1941|
|Birth place:||Texarkana, Texas, United States|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Record producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Arleata Williams (m. 1983–1997), Ann Cain (m. 1967–1973), Josephine Rogers (m. 1961–1964)|
|Children:||Otis Lamont Williams|
|Parents:||Hazel Louise Williams, Otis Miles|
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|New Zealand Idol||2004||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Goodfellas||1990||performer: "Hearts of Stone"|
|The Last Dragon||1985||writer: "Treat Her Like A Lady"|
|The Temptations||1998||TV Series co-producer - 2 episodes|
|Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||2007||The Temptations|
|Happy New Year||1987||Temptation|
|Les années bonheur||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|30 for 30||2016||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Great Pretenders||2015||Documentary||Himself|
|Unsung||2009-2013||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|Tavis Smiley||2009-2010||TV Series||Himself|
|TV Land Confidential||2007||TV Series documentary||Himself - Interviewee|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection||2005||Video short||Himself (segment "Standing on the Top") (as The Temptations)|
|Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music||2005||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Motown 45||2004||TV Special||Himself|
|20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection||2004||Video short||Himself|
|Standing in the Shadows of Motown||2002||Documentary||Himself|
|Motown 40: The Music Is Forever||1998||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection Featuring Miss June 1997, 1994, 1991, 1988||1997||Video documentary||Himself|
|Getting By||1993||TV Series||Himself|
|The Full Moon Show||1992||TV Series documentary|
|Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend||1990||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Murphy Brown||1990||TV Series||Himself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1988||TV Series||Himself|
|Motown Merry Christmas||1987||TV Movie||Himself|
|The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards||1986||TV Special||Himself|
|The Love Boat||1985||TV Series||Himself|
|Motown Returns to the Apollo||1985||TV Special||Himself|
|The Fall Guy||1985||TV Series||Himself|
|Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll||1984||TV Movie||Himself|
|Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever||1983||TV Movie documentary||Himself (Temptations member)|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1980||TV Series||Himself|
|The John Davidson Show||1980||TV Series||Himself|
|The Midnight Special||1980||TV Series||Himself - Host|
|The Sonny Comedy Revue||1974||TV Series||Himself|
|Save the Children||1973||Documentary||Himself|
|Soul Train||1972||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour||1972||TV Series||Himself|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1967-1971||TV Series||Singer|
|The Andy Williams Show||1970||TV Series||Himself|
|The Leslie Uggams Show||1969||TV Series||Himself|
|TCB||1968||TV Movie||Himself (as The Temptations)|
|Laugh-In||1968||TV Series||Himself - Guest Performer|
|The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour||1967||TV Series||Himself|
|The Lloyd Thaxton Show||1966||TV Series||Himself|
|It's What's Happening, Baby!||1965||TV Special||Himself (as The Temptations)|
|Ready, Steady, Go!||1965||TV Series||Himself|
|Thank Your Lucky Stars||1965||TV Series||Himself|
|Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats||2003||Video||Himself (as The Temptions & The Supremes)|
|The Temptations||1998||TV Series|
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|1||The Temptations were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.|
|2||Is portrayed by Charles Malik Whitfield in The Temptations' 1998 biographical miniseries.|
|3||Said that the late Melvin Franklin, The Temptations' bass singer, was his best friend within the group.|
|4||Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of farmer Grace Slick.|
|5||Once engaged to Patti LaBelle.|
|6||Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Temptations).|
|7||Founder of the singing group The Temptations.|
|1||[Talking about his friend, The Temptations' bass singer Melvin Franklin] Mel will be in my heart as long as I live. He will always be my partner, and in his name The Temptations will continue on.|
|2||The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.|
|1||Baritone singing voice|
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