Diana Ross

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Diane Ernestine Earle Ross
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/26/1944, Aries
  • Profession: Singer; actor
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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 Tarzan 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 Mahogany and 1978's The Wiz. 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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