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Jack White

"Jack White" (born "John Anthony Gillis" on July 9, 1975 in Detroit) is an American, Grammy-winning rock musician, singer, music producer, and actor. He started as a part-time musician working with various underground bands in Detroit, while working by day as an upholsterer. He is best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the rock duo The White Stripes. His popular and critical success with the Stripes enabled him to work with other renowned artists, most notably Loretta Lynn. He is also one of the members of the "supergroup" The Raconteurs. In addition to his music prowess, he is famous for his antics and personality, including his fascination with numbers and colors.

Jack White is the youngest of ten siblings (In "Ball and Biscuit" from "Elephant", Jack says that he's his girlfriend's "third man...But it's a fact that I'm the seventh son," referring to his siblings.) born to Gorman McKenzie and Teresa Gillis. His father and mother worked for the Archdiocese of Detroit, as the maintenance man and the Cardinal's secretary, respectively. Jack, like his six brothers, eventually became an altar boy, which landed him a small role in the movie ''The Rosary Murders'',...

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