Caption: Smokey Robinson at event of The Oscars (2015)
Soundtrack, Actor, Producer
Born: February 19, 1940
Star sign: Pisces
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Known for: Platoon (1986), Coming to America (1988), Rocky Balboa (2006), Any Given Sunday (1999)
Multi-talented performer/writer/producer Smokey Robinson's career, and life, is inextricably tied up with Motown Records' founder Berry Gordy (his first two children are named Tamla, for the Gordy-owned label Smokey recorded for, and Berry, for Gordy himself). He and Gordy have had a professional and personal relationship since the late 1950s, when...