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Diana Ross

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and are the best charting female group in US history, as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Love Child", and "Someday We'll Be Together". Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross released her eponymous debut solo album that same year, featuring the number-one Pop hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". She later released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973; its title track reached number 1, as her second solo No. 1 hit. She continued a successful solo career through the 1970s, which included hit albums like Mahogany and Diana Ross and their number-one hit singles, "Theme from Mahogany" and "Love Hangover", respectively. Her 1980 album Diana produced another number-one single, "Upside Down", as well as the international hit "I'm Coming Out". Ross' final single with Motown during her initial run with the company achieved her sixth and final US number-one Pop hit, the duet "Endless Love" featuring Lionel Richie, whose solo career was launched with its success. Ross has also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award–nominated performance for her performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972); she recorded its soundtrack, which became a number-one hit. She also starred in two other feature films, Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz (1978), later acting in the television films Out of Darkness (1994), for which she also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Double Platinum (1999). Ross was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history, due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts, with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes, alongside Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. She is a 12-time Grammy nominee, never earning a competitive honor, but later became the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In December 2016, Billboard magazine named her the 50th most successful dance artist of all time. In Billboard magazine's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists chart, she ranked 16th as the lead singer of the Supremes and 26th as a solo artist. In December 2018, Diana Ross consolidated her status as a dance diva by ranking #3 in the Billboard Dance Club Songs Artists year-end chart.

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Mar 26, 1944 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Diana Ross, suprême diva 2019-12-06
Known For
Poster of American Idol
Poster of The View
Poster of Live & Kicking
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Diana Ross, suprême diva as herself 2019-12-06
Movie Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration 2019-02-06
Movie My Music: A Classic Christmas Herself - the Supremes (archive footage) 2019-11-16
Movie NBC’s New Year’s Eve Performance 2018-12-09
Movie This Is Bob Hope... Herself (archive footage) 2017-12-29
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Billie Holliday (archive footage) 2013-04-23
Movie Always Whitney Houston Herself 2012-01-01
Movie Motown at the BBC Performer 2009-02-20
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie It's Black Entertainment Herself (archive footage) 2002-02-08
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Double Platinum Olivia King 1999-05-16
Movie Keppel Road: The Life and Music of the Bee Gees Unknown 1997-01-13
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Out of Darkness Paulie Cooper 1994-01-16
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Live & Kicking Unknown 1993-10-02
Movie Diana Ross: The Lady Sings Jazz and Blues Self 1992-01-01
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Self 1985-01-28
Movie Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983-05-16
Movie Diana Ross: Live in Central Park Herself 1983-07-25
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie Standing Room Only: Diana Ross Self 1981-01-31
Series An Audience with... Herself 1978-01-08
Movie Wiz on Down the Road Dorothy 1978-01-01
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie The Wiz Dorothy 1978-10-24
Movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1976 1976-03-10
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Movie Mahogany Mahogany 1975-10-08
Movie Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday 1972-10-12
Series Musikladen Unknown 1972-12-13
Movie Diana! Self 1971-04-18
Series The Jackson 5ive Him/Herself 1971-09-11
Movie G.I.T. on Broadway Herself 1969-11-12
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie TCB Herself 1968-12-09
Series Tarzan Unknown 1966-09-08
Movie Beach Ball Herself 1965-09-29
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 1964-01-01
Movie The T.A.M.I. Show Self (as The Supremes) 1964-12-29
Series Musik aus Studio B Unknown 1961-10-22
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20