Hayes successful entertainment career first began at legendary Stax
Records in Memphis where he wrote songs and produced records. His own
recordings released on his second album "Hot Buttered Soul" in 1969
brought him to the forefront as a performer.|
Hayes won an Academy Award for best original song for his movie score for the 1971 film "Shaft," for which he also received 2 Grammy Awards. He won a third Grammy for his album "Black Moses."
Isaac Hayes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
In addition to his musical accomplishments, Hayes acted in television and film.
Hayes was involved in charitable and humanitarian causes in Memphis, the United States, and Africa.
Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis of a stroke August 10, 2008. He leaves his wife and 12 children.