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Diane Ernestine Earle Ross
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Diana Ross Fast Facts:
Originally formed a group called the Primettes in her housing project. In 1967, they were renamed Diana Ross and the Supremes and went on to score 12 No. 1 pop hits.
Made her TV debut that same year on
playing a nun.
In 1970, after leaving the Supremes, she released her first solo hits "Reach Out and Touch" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
Earned an Oscar nod for her film debut playing legendary singer Billie Holiday in 1972's
Lady Sings the Blues
Despite her initial cinematic success, her two subsequent movies were flops: 1975's
. She did little acting after that.
Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
Released her autobiography,
Secrets of a Sparrow
, in 1993.
Is a spokesperson for National Children's Day, which gives young people the chance to share their hopes and concerns with America's leaders.
Nominated for 12 Grammy Awards—but never won.
Diana Ross Relationships:
Arne Naess Jr. - Ex-husband
Berry Gordy - Ex-significant Other
Rhonda Ross Kendrick - Daughter
Ross Arne Naess - Son
Fred Ross - Father
Tracee Ellis Ross - Daughter
Chudney Lane - Daughter
Ernestine Ross - Mother
Robert Silberstein - Ex-husband
Evan Ross - Son
Diana Ross Awards:
1977 Tony: Special Award - Winner
1972 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1976 César Awards: Honorary César - Winner
1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
1982 People's Choice Awards: Favorite New Song - Winner
1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
1973 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
1973 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
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