Patti LaBelle

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Patrica Louise Holte
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/24/1944, Gemini
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; actor; TV host; author; philanthropist
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Patti LaBelle Fast Facts:
  • As a youngster, she sang solos in the Beulah Baptist Church Choir in southwest Philadelphia.
  • Her music groups have included the Ordettes (1960), the Blue Belles (1961-65), Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles (1965-70) and LaBelle (1970-77).
  • Her fellow singers in the Blue Belles and Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles were Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash and Cindy Birdsong, though Birdsong left in 1967 to join The Supremes.
  • Appeared in Broadway's Your Arm's Too Short to Box With God alongside Al Green in 1982.
  • Made her film debut in 1984's A Soldier's Story.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993.
  • Won a Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
  • Received the Songwriters Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.
  • Has authored Don't Block the Blessings: Lessons of a Lifetime, Patti's Pearls: Lessons on Living Genuinely, Joyfully, Generously and numerous cookbooks.
  • Has been a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association, the National Minority AIDS Council and the National Cancer Institute.
  • Started selling her own line of sauces, marinades and spices in 2007.
  • Patti LaBelle Relationships:
  • Dodd - Son
  • Stanley - Son
  • Vivian - Sister
  • Jackie - Sister
  • Zuri - Son
  • Barbara - Sister
  • Armstead Edwards - Ex-husband
  • Bertha Holte - Mother
  • Henry Holte - Father
  • Patti LaBelle Awards:
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Grammy: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee

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