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|born = Richard Wayne Penniman<br>[[December 5]], [[1932]]<br>Macon, [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]], [[United States]]
 
|born = Richard Wayne Penniman<br>[[December 5]], [[1932]]<br>Macon, [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]], [[United States]]
 
|died = [[May 9]], [[2020]] (age 87)<br>[[Nashville]], [[Tennessee]], United States
 
|died = [[May 9]], [[2020]] (age 87)<br>[[Nashville]], [[Tennessee]], United States
|cause of death = Bone Cancer
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|cause of death = {{WikipediaLink|Bone tumor}}
 
|nationality = [[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American
 
|nationality = [[File:Flag of the United States.png|20px]] American
 
|occupation(s) = Singer-songwriter
 
|occupation(s) = Singer-songwriter
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'''Richard Wayne Penniman''' (known by the stage name '''Little Richard''') was an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actor, considered key in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s.
 
'''Richard Wayne Penniman''' (known by the stage name '''Little Richard''') was an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actor, considered key in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s.
   
His most popular song, "[[Tutti Frutti]]", was used in the [[1987]] [[Walt Disney Pictures|Disney]] animated film ''[[The Brave Little Toaster]]'', the ''[[DTV]]'' television series (set to clips from ''[[Mr. Duck Steps Out]]'' and ''[[Mickey's Birthday Party]]''), the [[1988]] [[Touchstone Pictures]] film ''[[Cocktail]] ''and the [[1998]] [[Miramax Films]] film, ''Velvet Goldmine''. His song "Keep-a-Rockin" was used in the [[1994]] [[Miramax Films]] film ''Foreign Student''. His song "The Girl Can't Help It" was used in the [[1995]] [[Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|Buena Vista International]] film ''Circle of Friends'' and in the [[2006]] [[Miramax Films]] film ''Hollywoodland''. His song "Jenny Take a Ride" was used in the [[2008]] [[Miramax Films|Dimension Films]] film, ''Hell Ride''.
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His most popular song, "[[Tutti Frutti]]", was used in the [[1987]] [[Walt Disney Pictures|Disney]] animated film ''[[The Brave Little Toaster]]'', the ''[[DTV]]'' television series (set to clips from ''[[Mr. Duck Steps Out]]'' and ''[[Mickey's Birthday Party]]''), the [[1988]] [[Touchstone Pictures]] film ''[[Cocktail]]'' and the [[1998]] [[Miramax Films]] film, ''Velvet Goldmine''. His song "Keep-a-Rockin" was used in the [[1994]] [[Miramax Films]] film ''Foreign Student''. His song "The Girl Can't Help It" was used in the [[1995]] [[Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|Buena Vista International]] film ''Circle of Friends'' and in the [[2006]] [[Miramax Films]] film ''Hollywoodland''. His song "Jenny Take a Ride" was used in the [[2008]] [[Miramax Films|Dimension Films]] film, ''Hell Ride''.
   
 
He also made a guest appearance on ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' in episode 208. He also played Orvis Goodnight in the [[1986]] [[Touchstone Pictures]] film, ''[[Down and Out in Beverly Hills]]'' and appeared as himself in the [[1999]] [[Hollywood Pictures]] film, ''[[Mystery, Alaska]]''.
 
He also made a guest appearance on ''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' in episode 208. He also played Orvis Goodnight in the [[1986]] [[Touchstone Pictures]] film, ''[[Down and Out in Beverly Hills]]'' and appeared as himself in the [[1999]] [[Hollywood Pictures]] film, ''[[Mystery, Alaska]]''.
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery captionalign="center" widths="150" position="center" spacing="small">
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Little richard.jpg|[[Beaker]]'s impression of Little Richard.
 
Little richard.jpg|[[Beaker]]'s impression of Little Richard.
 
IHearYouKnocking.jpg|Little Richard with [[Animal]] and [[Zoot]].
 
IHearYouKnocking.jpg|Little Richard with [[Animal]] and [[Zoot]].

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Richard Wayne Penniman (known by the stage name Little Richard) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actor, considered key in the transition from rhythm and blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s.

His most popular song, "Tutti Frutti", was used in the 1987 Disney animated film The Brave Little Toaster, the DTV television series (set to clips from Mr. Duck Steps Out and Mickey's Birthday Party), the 1988 Touchstone Pictures film Cocktail and the 1998 Miramax Films film, Velvet Goldmine. His song "Keep-a-Rockin" was used in the 1994 Miramax Films film Foreign Student. His song "The Girl Can't Help It" was used in the 1995 Buena Vista International film Circle of Friends and in the 2006 Miramax Films film Hollywoodland. His song "Jenny Take a Ride" was used in the 2008 Dimension Films film, Hell Ride.

He also made a guest appearance on Muppets Tonight in episode 208. He also played Orvis Goodnight in the 1986 Touchstone Pictures film, Down and Out in Beverly Hills and appeared as himself in the 1999 Hollywood Pictures film, Mystery, Alaska.

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