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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

American song writer, 1944-2003.

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.
* 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]].