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->''"I woke up one morning, went downstairs, said 'Good morning' to my mother and nearly scared both of us to death.'"''
-->--'''Barry White''', on the day he first developed his voice

Barry White (born Barry Eugene Carter, September 12, 1944 July 4, 2003) was an American songwriter.

The "Walrus of Love" was famous for his [[BassoProfundo deep voice]] and steamy romance songs, which were probably responsible for the creation of a fair number of babies.

According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, he was offered the role of Chef in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' but declined as, being a devout Christian, he was uncomfortable with it.

Was allegedly planning a collaboration with Music/MarvinGaye before Mr. Gaye's untimely death.

Also, he was apparently [[OneOfUs a fan of]] TheSimpsons, which led to his [[AscendedFanboy making two guest appearances on the show]].

For some reason, Creator/{{hbi2k}} thinks Mr. White's music goes great with Jello shots.
!!"I was just... sitting here thinking. Certain things turn me on. Like the way you might say a word, or the way you wear your hair, have a certain smile on your face... or just the way you're standing there, right now. In your baby blue panties."

* BassoProfundo: A really iconic deep voice.
* TheCharmer: Many of his songs see him in this role.
* CoverVersion: Music/BillyJoel's "Just The Way You Are."
* IntercourseWithYou: C'mon, it's '''Barry White!'''
* LargeHam: Barry's bass voice just envelops the room.
* MusicOfNote: Behind his "ambassador of love" persona, Barry is also one of [[RAndB R&B's]] great producers, with a lush, expansive, string-heavy sound that set the stage for the oncoming {{Disco}} era. Of course, his distinctive vocal style in itself made him a major figure.
* NiceGuy
* SpokenWordInMusic: He's often just speaking over the music.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: More toward the technician side. Barry's first love was producing, and despite his natural charisma on vocals, he actually had to be pushed to put out some solo material.
* TwinkleSmile: An old GIF animation of him used by Amazon.com to advertise his album ''Staying Power'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SB7Kpt--w8&list=UUGNNWGO5Oq1cWKfam1iGwNA lovingly recorded for posterity by Vincent Flanders]].