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62 Persons in the SoulMusic Hall of Fame:

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Al Green

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Greene
Also Known As:
Rev. Al Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel and soul and R&B singer. Broadway musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1995. Albums I'm Still in Love with You, Al Green's Greatest Hits. Songs Let's Stay Together, I'm Still in Love with You. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004. Kennedy Center Honors 2014. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Al Jarreau

Real/Birth Name:
Alwin Lopez Jarreau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 28 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Breakin' Away. Songs We're in This Love Together, We Are the World. Broadway musical play Grease. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 March 2001.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Allen Toussaint

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Toussaint
Also Known As:
Al Tousan
Allen Orange
Naomi Neville
Clarence Toussaint
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Songs Fortune Teller, Sweet Touch of Love. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. National Medal of Arts 2013. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Blues Hall of Fame 2012.

Angie Stone

Real/Birth Name:
Angela Laverne Brown
Also Known As:
Angie B.
Angie Brown Stone
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Brown Sugar, The Hot Chick. Songs Bring Your Heart, Makin' Me Feel. Groups The Sequence, Vertical Hold. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Anita Baker

Real/Birth Name:
Anita Denise Baker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Sweet Love. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 October 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Aretha Franklin

Real/Birth Name:
Aretha Louise Franklin
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer. Movie The Blues Brothers. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. UK Music Hall of Fame 2005. Kennedy Center Honors 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. National Medal of Arts 1999. Michigan Women's Hall of Fame 2001. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2012. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1979.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Babyface

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Brian Edmonds
Also Known As:
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song When Can I See You.. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 October 2013.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Barry White

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Eugene White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Love's Theme, You're the First, the Last, My Everything, Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, What Am I Gonna Do with You, Let the Music Play, It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me, Your Sweetness Is My Weakness. Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 September 2013.
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Bettye LaVette

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Haskins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Soul singer, with elements of other styles. Strong tremolo in the voice. Song Let Me Down Easy. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016.

Bill Withers

Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Withers Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Denise Nicholas by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Album Still Bill. Songs Lean on Me, Ain't No Sunshine, Use Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day, Grandma's Hands. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Billy Preston

Real/Birth Name:
William Everett Preston
Nickname(s):
The Fifth Beatle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played keyboard on the song Let It Be with rock group The Beatles. Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Bobby Womack

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Dwayne Womack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Lookin' for a Love, Woman's Gotta Have It, Harry Hippie, Across 110th Street, If You Think You're Lonely Now. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Brook Benton

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Franklin Peay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The Boll Weevil Song, It's Just a Matter of Time. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Chaka Khan

Real/Birth Name:
Yvette Marie Stevens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Taka Boom by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

R&B singer. Albums I Feel for You, Naughty. Song I'm Every Woman. Group Rufus won Grammy for the Stevie Wonder song Tell Me Something Good. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 19 May 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Curtis Mayfield

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of group The Impressions. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1993. Guitar Center RockWalk 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

David Foster

Real/Birth Name:
David Walter Foster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 14 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Linda Thompson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Song The Prayer. Collaborated with wife Linda Thompson on songwriting. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. Canada's Walk of Fame 2002. Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1998. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 31 May 2013.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dennis Edwards

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Edwards
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 1 day before his 75th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Ruth Pointer by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Lead vocalist and founding member of the group The Temptations. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Temptations.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Temptations.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Temptations.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Temptations.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Temptations.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Temptations.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Temptations.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Temptations for contributions to the recording industry.
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Diana Ross

Real/Birth Name:
Diane Ernestine Ross
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Supremes. Song (solo) Ain't No Mountain High Enough. Movie The Wiz. Jailed for drunken driving in February 2004. Kennedy Center Honors 2007. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Supremes.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Supremes.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Supremes.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Supremes.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1998 as a member of The Supremes.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 May 1982.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Supremes for contributions to the recording industry.
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Dionne Warwick

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Dionne Warrick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
niece of
older sister of
Older than Dee Dee Warwick by 4 years.
first cousin of
daughter of
first cousin of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

TV series Dionne and Friends, Solid Gold. Voice actor on TV series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Sang title song for The Love Boat. Her last name was misspelled on the label of her first single in 1962 - she changed to Warwick. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 12 December 1985.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Donna Summer

Real/Birth Name:
LaDonna Andrea Gaines
Also Known As:
Donna Gaines
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

German production of musical Hair. Album Bad Girls. Songs Last Dance, She Works Hard for the Money, Bad Girls. Movie Thank God It's Friday. Donates some proceeds to causes she cares for (mostly medical charities.) Paintings are highly regarded. Dance Music Hall of Fame 2004. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2010. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 March 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Eric Benet

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Benet Jordan
Also Known As:
Eric Benét
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Halle Berry by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Movie Glitter. Album A Day in the Life. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012.

Erykah Badu

Real/Birth Name:
Erica Abi Wright
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album World Wide Underground. Movie The Cider House Rules. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Etta James

Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 5 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs At Last, Dance with Me, Henry. The latter is a variant of song Work with Me, Annie by Hank Ballard. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Blues Hall of Fame 2001. Grammy Hall of Fame 1993. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 April 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gene Chandler

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Dixon
Nickname(s):
The Duke of Earl
The Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Duke of Earl - 1962. Also song Groovy Situation. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014.

Gladys Knight

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Maria Knight
Nickname(s):
Empress of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lead singer for group Gladys Knight & the Pips. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1989.. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Movie Hollywood Homicide Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 27 June 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Herbie Hancock

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist. Multiple Grammy awards. Album The Essential Herbie Hancock. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1993. Kennedy Center Honors 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Movie Valerian and the Ciry of a Thousand Planets Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 8 September 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Isaac Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 10 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Albums Hot Buttered Soul, Black Moses. Song Theme from Shaft from movie Shaft. Movies It Could Happen to You, Ninth Street, Reindeer Games, I'm Gonna Git You, Sucka, Hustle & Flow. TV shows Stargate SG-1, South Park in the role of Chef. Songs Hold On, I'm Coming, Soul Man. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005. Guitar Center RockWalk 2004. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1994. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Jackie Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr.
Nickname(s):
Mr. Excitement
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Lonely Teardrops. Guitar Center RockWalk 2002. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

James Brown

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Brown Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Godfather of Soul
The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song I Got You (I Feel Good). Served 26 months for a high speed chase, in Georgia, 1988. Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1992. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1983. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2011. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 January 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jerry Butler

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Butler Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song For Your Precious Love with group The Impressions. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 1986. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017 as a member of The Impressions.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of The Impressions.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of The Impressions.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of The Impressions.

Kenny G

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Albums Duotones, Breathless. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 November 1997.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Larry Graham

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Graham Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Inventor of the slapping technique for bass guitar. Member of group Sly & The Family Stone. Founder and frontman for band Graham Central Station. Guitar Center RockWalk 1999. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Sly and the Family Stone.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sly & The Family Stone.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of Sly and the Family Stone.

Lauryn Hill

Real/Birth Name:
Lauryn Noel Hill
Also Known As:
Ms. Hill
L Boogie
Lauryn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Rohan Marley by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member Fugees. Albums The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Supernatural. Controversy in magazine Rolling Stone about legality of her marriage, refuted in magazine Trace. Convicted of tax avoidance. Columbia High School Hall of Fame 1999. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Lionel Richie

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

by adoption grandfather of
by adoption father of
by adoption grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of group Commodores. Songs Hello, All Night Long. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Kennedy Center Honors 2017. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Commodores.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 June 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Luther Vandross

Real/Birth Name:
Luther Ronzoni Vandross
Nickname(s):
Ronnie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Endless Love, Here and Now, Power of Love. Album and song Dance with My Father. Bronx Walk of Fame 2007. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1717 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 June 2014.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marvin Gaye

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 1 day before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 17 years.

Brief Facts:

Murdered by his father. Member of group The Moonglows. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Moonglows.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Moonglows.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 27 September 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Maurice White

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice White
Nickname(s):
Reese
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Verdine White by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Founder of group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
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A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Maxwell

Real/Birth Name:
Geral Maxwell Rivera
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B, neo-soul vocalist. Albums Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, Now. Song Pretty Wings. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Michael Jackson

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Jackson
Also Known As:
Michael Joe Jackson (per indictment)
Nickname(s):
Jacko
Wacko Jacko
The King of Pop
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Brandon Jackson by 1 year.
ex-husband of
Older than Debbie Rowe by less than 1 year.
younger brother of
Younger than Jackie Jackson by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Janet Jackson by 7 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Jermaine Jackson by 3 years.
son of
younger brother of
Younger than La Toya Jackson by 2 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Lisa Marie Presley by 9 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Marlon Jackson by 1 year.
father of
father of
father of
younger brother of
Younger than Randy Jackson by 2 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Rebbie Jackson by 8 years.
uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Tito Jackson by 4 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Group The Jackson 5, The Jacksons. Famed for "moonwalk" dance step. Albums Thriller, Dangerous. Song I'll Be There. Movie The Wiz. Short film Captain EO. Acquitted of charges of molesting a child, June 13, 2005. First son named originally Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. then name changed after divorce. Died of lethal dose of propofol. Coroner ruled his death a homicide. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2002. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 2010. World Music Award Hall of Fame 1989. Music Video Producers' Hall of Fame 1991. Soul Train Hall of Fame 1995. ECHO Hall of Fame 2010. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1997 as a member of The Jackson 5.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of The Jackson 5.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Jackson 5.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 20 November 1984.
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A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street as a member of band: The Jacksons for contributions to the recording industry.
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Minnie Riperton

Real/Birth Name:
Minnie Julia Riperton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Words to song Lovin' You. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

Najee

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Najee Rasheed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, 17 days before his 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist. Song Najee's Theme. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Nancy Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Lamoureux Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Cameron Crowe by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Band Heart. Composed songs for her husband's films. Guitar Center RockWalk 1986. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 as a member of Heart.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Heart for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 25 September 2012.
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A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Heart for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 25 September 2012.
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Natalie Cole

Real/Birth Name:
Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Album Unforgettable... with Love. Songs This Will Be, Inseparable, Our Love. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2016. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 5 February 1979.
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Nina Simone

Real/Birth Name:
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Also Known As:
Dr. Nina Simone
Nickname(s):
The High Priestess of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Unusually low vocal range. Civil rights activist. Songs My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Four Women, I Loves You Porgy, Feeling Good, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Sinnerman, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Ain't Got No/I Got Life, I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2002. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Norman Whitfield

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Jesse Whitfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs for Motown I Heard It through the Grapevine, Cloud Nine, War, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Car Wash. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

Otis Redding

Real/Birth Name:
Otis Ray Redding Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the song Respect. Recorded the song Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay 3 days before he died in an airplane crash. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1981. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Patti LaBelle

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Louise Holte
Also Known As:
Patti Labelle
Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards
Nickname(s):
Godmother of Soul
High Priestess of Good Vibrations
Queen Of Rock & Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles. TV series A Different World. Albums Anthology, Timeless Journey. Song On My Own. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1990. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 March 1993.
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Philip Bailey

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Irvin Bailey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Earth, Wind & Fire. Soul, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and funk vocalist, uses falsetto range. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Guitar Center RockWalk 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2003 as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
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A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: Earth, Wind & Fire for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 September 1995.
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Prince

Real/Birth Name:
Prince Rogers Nelson
Also Known As:
the Artist (formerly known as Prince)
Jamie Starr
Christopher
Alexander Nevermind
Joey Coco
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Purple Moon, Under the Cherry Moon. Died of an accidental opioid (Fentanyl) overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004. UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 2007. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016.

Quincy Jones

Real/Birth Name:
Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Nickname(s):
Q
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter. Producer of the Michael Jackson album Off the Wall. Composed songs Chump Change, Soul Bossa Nova. California Hall of Fame 2008. Kennedy Center Honors 2001. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1981. National Medal of Arts 2010. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. National Humanities Medal 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 14 March 1980.
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Raphael Saadiq

Real/Birth Name:
Charlie Ray Wiggins
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

"Neo soul" music. Album Instant Vintage. Record label "Pookie Entertainment". SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013.

Ray Charles

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Charles Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Blues Brothers. Songs Hit the Road, Jack, Georgia on My Mind, I Got a Woman, Unchain My Heart, Born to Lose, Route 66. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Blues Hall of Fame 1982. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1993. Kennedy Center Honors 1986. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2004. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1979. National Medal of Arts 1993. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 October 1981.
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Rick James

Real/Birth Name:
James Ambrose Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Big Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Funk style music. Songs Super Freak, You and I, Come Get It!, Mary Jane. Group Mynah Birds. Convicted for assault and false imprisonment. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2016.

Roberta Flack

Real/Birth Name:
Roberta Cleopatra Flack
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Killing Me Softly with His Song, Feel Like Makin' Love, Where Is the Love, The Closer I Get to You. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Sade

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Folosade Adu
Also Known As:
Sade Adu
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced "shah-DAY." British-Nigerian singer & songwriter. Song and album Soldier of Love. Song Smooth Operator. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015.

Sam Cooke

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cook
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2013. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
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Smokey Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
William Robinson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Claudette Rogers by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Motown group The Miracles. Formerly called this group The Matadors. Songs Got a Job, Shop Around, Ooh Baby Baby, The Tears of a Clown, My Girl, Since I Lost My Baby. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Album The 35th Anniversary Collection. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Guitar Center RockWalk 1991. National Medal of Arts 2002. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2003. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2013. Movie Hollywood Homicide. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2016. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2011 as a member of The Miracles.
Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Miracles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Miracles.
SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Miracles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Miracles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1500 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 22 February 1983.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Miracles for contributions to the recording industry.
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Stevie Wonder

Real/Birth Name:
Stevland Hardaway Judkins
Also Known As:
Little Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris
Steveland Judkins Hardaway
Eivets Rednow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Stevland Judkins - changed several times. Blind singer and pianist. Movie Muscle Beach Party. Songs For Once in My Life, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, I Just Called to Say I Love You. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1983. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Kennedy Center Honors 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 1985. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song 2009. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2014. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2001. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 February 1994.
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Teddy Pendergrass

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass
Also Known As:
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass Sr.
Nickname(s):
Teddy P
TP
Teddy Bear
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

R&B and soul singer. Songs If You Don't Know Me by Now, Close the Door. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1989. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Teena Marie

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Christine Brockert
Also Known As:
Lady Tee
Ivory Queen of Soul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Ooo La La La, Work it, It Must Be Magic, Lovergirl, Square Biz, Fire and Desire. Album Congo Square. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014.

Tina Turner

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Mae Bullock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Ike Turner by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Song What's Love Got to Do with It. Group Ike & Tina Turner. Movie Tommy. Songs It's Gonna Work Out Fine, River Deep - Mountain High, I Want to Take You Higher, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits. Kennedy Center Honors 2005. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1996. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2015. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1991 as a member of Ike & Tina Turner.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 28 August 1986.
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St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6378 Delmar Boulevard.

Whitney Houston

Real/Birth Name:
Whitney Elizabeth Houston
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Bobby Brown (singer) by 5 years.
daughter of
first cousin of
first cousin of
half-sister of
Younger than Gary Garland by 5 years.
daughter of
niece of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife. Song I Will Always Love You written by Dolly Parton. Producer of movie The Princess Diaries. Album Just Whitney. Accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2013.. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2014.
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