Actress Kerry Washington uncovered one of late soul great Ray Charles big
secrets while preparing to play the blind singer's wife in biopic RAY - he
stayed in Hilton hotels around the world because he knew the layout of the
The Save the Last Dance beauty discovered Charles' big secret while
interviewing his wife DELLA BEA ROBINSON.
She reveals, "Ray always stayed at the Hilton whenever he travelled and
lots of people think it's because he loved the Hilton, but it's really because
Hilton rooms are always set up the same way, no matter where you go in the
"He could walk into a Hilton room in Saigon and know exactly where the
table was and know exactly where the couch was, and know exactly where the bed
"People often thought he wasn't really blind. He would walk into his hotel
room and throw his keys on the table and people would wonder how he did that."