Born In: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Golden Globe winning actress, Diana Ross has enjoyed success as a musician both in the United States and the United Kingdom. With an aggregate sale of over 100 million records across the globe, Ross has earned a respectable and admirable position in the music industry. One of the few female artists in her field to have delivered more than 70 hit singles, Diana Ross is also one of the few artists who have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In spite of having roadblocks and personal setbacks, a strong and hardworking Ross has never let anything affect her career spanning over four decades. Diana Ross began her musical career as a lead singer for the group, ‘The Supremes’, after which an ambitious Ross left the group to pursue a solo career. She also made appearances in many films and television shows. She has established herself as one of the most legendary and iconic female musicians of all time and inspired a generation of musicians and singers including, Beyoncé Knowles.
Also Known As: Diana Ernestine Earle Ross
Spouse/Ex-: Arne Næss Jr. (m. 1985–2000), Robert Ellis Silberstein (m. 1971–1977)
father: Fred Ross Sr.
mother: Ernestine (née Moten)
Born Country: United States
Height: 1.64 m
City: Detroit, Michigan
U.S. State: Michigan
Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan to Fred Ross, Sr., a U.S. Army soldier and mother Ernestine, who was a school teacher.
She lived with her family at Belmont Road, Detroit and later in 1958, she, along with her family, moved to St. Antoine Street and lived at the Brewster-Douglass housing projects.
In 1959, Diana Ross became part of the female singing group, ‘The Supremes’, who were an enormously successful vocal group in the 1960’s. She was the hairstylist, seamstress and costume designer for the group.
In 1972, Ross played the role of jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Academy Award nominated biographical drama film, ‘Lady Sings the Blues’. The film was showcased at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.
In 1973, she came out with her alum, ‘Touch Me in the Morning’, which was released under the Motown Records label. The title track of the album was a number one hit on the music charts.
In 1979, she came out with the album, ‘The Boss’, which was produced by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson. The album sold in good numbers and was certified platinum.
In 2000, Diana Ross was one of the main headliners for the ‘VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute To Diana Ross’. It was an honours concert held for ‘The VH1 Save The Music Foundation’.
Diana Ross gave the lead vocals for the song, ‘Where Did Our Love Go’, which peaked at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also ranked at the 472 position on Rolling Stone's ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’.
The title track ‘Touch Me in the Morning’ of her 1973 album of the same name was a major hit and peaked at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed in the same position for a period of 21 weeks.
In 1973, Diana Ross received the Golden Globe for the category of ‘Most Promising Newcomer – Female’ for the film ‘Lady Sings the Blues’.
In 1977, she received the Tony Award for the category of ‘Best Musical Special’ for ‘An Evening With Diana Ross’.
In 2012, Diana Ross received the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
Around 1965, Diana Ross got romantically involved with Motown CEO Berry Gordy, which resulted in the birth of her eldest child, Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein, in August 1971.
In January 1971, she married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein with whom she had two daughters. The couple divorced in 1977.
In 1986, she married Arne Næss Jr., who was a Norwegian billionaire and shipping magnate. They had two children together but they divorced in 2000.
Diana Ross Movies
(Drama, Biography, Music, Romance)
(Adventure, Musical, Family, Fantasy)
|1973||Most Promising Newcomer - Female||Lady Sings the Blues (1972)|
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