How tall is Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

American Singer. In a 1983 people article (pointed out by Ajax) it mentioned Luther "At 6'2" and 280 pounds".

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
6ft 2.25in (188.6cm)
Canson said on 27/Dec/19
@Christian: very interesting and that could be true
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Jul/19
I could be wrong, but it might have to do with making them seem more "legit". Same reason why some people claim halves or even quarters.
Canson said on 16/Jul/19
I don’t get why IMDB is always listing people at half marks. Luther 6’2 1/2 Bo Svenson 6’5 1/2 and others are half inch taller than they are even listed. Wonder if it has to do with their claims versus their listings? Either way Luther is a legit 6’2” not 6’3 or 6’2.5. Looked this height with Cornelius and on the street in Meteor Man as well
Damon Blank said on 15/Mar/19
I reckon he'd be about 189cm (6 ft 2 1/2.) I asked my Dad about Peter Sallis, and Google has him listed as 165cm (5 ft 5). And here Peter is listed as 167.6cm (5 ft 6). Dad told me he is 5 ft 5 1/2. He is in between both listings. But, hey, we could be wrong.
Canson said on 5/May/18
@MrTBlack: yep Cornelius is a legit 6’4”. I agree! And Luther looked 2” shorter. His 6’3” listing imho was rounded up from what he’s listed in some places at 6’2 1/2. There is a possibility that he woke up to 6’3” at one point and shrunk to 6’2” especially when he was around 300 lbs. but I for sure wouldn’t put him under 6’2.75 out of bed and 6’2 at his lowest. I’ve never seen a good pic of he and Barry White to where I could determine their difference, but my guess is that they would be within maybe 1/2”-3/4” of each other.
Canson said on 4/May/18
IMDB shows 6’2.5. That’s probably where the 6’3” listings came from on the internet. I think with his weight being as high as it was at times it’s possible he could lose a full inch in a day or close. Definitely no lower than rob lists him. But prob not more than 6’2-6’2 1/4 range

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MrTBlack said on 1/Jan/18

Yup 6’2”. I also remember several 6’2” listings long before the 6’3” listing which isn’t veryfied and just speculated by fans. He also looked bang on 2” shorter than 6’4” Don Cornelius on his soul train appearance.


Nope 6’2”. How can he be more than what he was frequently listed as?
Canson said on 22/Nov/17
6’2” range Remember that his weight fluctuated a lot during his career as well. He died of some of the things that are associated with being extremely overweight.
ANDY said on 14/Oct/17
I Think That Luther Vandross Was ACTUALLY 6ft 3in (191cm).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/16
Did look about 6ft3 with Bowie
David said on 22/Nov/15
I was standing right next to Luther Vandross in a book store in Los Angeles. I am 6ft 1½in. I can assure you that Luther Vandross was at least 6ft 2½in.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Aug/15
@MrTBlack: I'm aware of that. They tend to round up or down. He was described both 6ft2 and 6ft3. Personally, I think he could appear either of those on occasion. But I reckon he was closer to the former. Large-framed guys like Vandross can look taller than they really are.

"Luther Vandross height: 6ft 2¼in (189cm)"
MrTBlack said on 24/Dec/14

Seems unlikely since he was listed as this on a news paper allthough they rarely use 1/2 inches.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/14
Rob, could a fraction over 6ft2 be closer?
Ajax said on 8/Jun/12
No Problem. If he was 6'3", he could fool people into thinking he's 6'4" and he can't so, I had a feeling he was around this mark.
Ajax said on 7/Jun/12
Hey Rob, Got a link quote stating that he's 6'2". Don't know if you acknowledged it but it's below my previous post.

Thank you.
[Editor Rob: yeah I think it's a good shout, was just having a look at him again]
Ajax said on 5/Jun/12
He was actually a legit 6'2"

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Thank you
Hugh said on 21/Apr/08
This man was a legitimate 6ft3 and one hell of a performer.
Anonymous said on 4/Nov/06
6'3 seems exactly right.
J. said on 21/Jul/05
He once said, "I'm six feet three", according to the obit to him in the lastest issue of Rolling Stone, in reponse to his lifelong weight problems. I personally didn't know that he was so tall.
Mr. R said on 11/Apr/05
He was always listed at 6-3. He was usually the tallest person on the stage, even when he was skinny. I think he is closer to 6-3.

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