Summary [Last.fm]: Barry White (born Barrence Eugene Carter in Galveston, Texas , USA; September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003) was an American record producer, songwriter and singer. Say the name Barry White and you'd be hard pressed to name any other recording artist with such a huge, cross-sectional following. He was at home appearing on Soul Train, guesting with a full band on The Today Show, and appearing in cartoon form in various episodes of "The Simpsons". During the '70s, Dinah Shore devoted a full hour of her daily syndicated Dinah! show to "The Maestro", as White was often referred to.