Written by | Ray Cornelius
All eyes were on Atlanta’s Woodruff Art Center Tuesday night for the red carpet premiere of TVOne’s highly anticipated biopic – The Bobby DeBarge Story.
The film explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the 70’s R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood.
Cast members in attendance included Roshon Fegan (Bobby DeBarge), Tyra Ferrell (Etterlene DeBarge), Adrian Marcel (James DeBarge), Big Boi (Berry Gordy) and Lloyd (Gregory Williams of Switch). The film’s director Russ Parr, Executive Producer Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films also participated in the film screening.
A good number of Atlanta celebrities and personalities were also in attendance including Dungeon Family member Sleepy Brown, actress Terri J. Vaughn, actress and reality star Lisa Wu, actress Brely Evans, music group Final Draft and many more.
Following the screening was a conversation with the cast hosted by media personality Willie Moore Jr.
Watch all of the red carpet action below:
The Bobby DeBarge Story airs on 6/29 at 8 p.m. on TV One
Photo Credit: TV One