|Birth name||Diane Ernestine Earle Ross|
|Born||March 26, 1944|
Detroit, Michigan, United States
|Occupation(s)||Singer, record producer, actress|
|Formerly of||The Supremes|
Diana Ross is an American singer. She was born in 1944 in Detroit, Michigan. Ross worked as a secretary for Motown Records in Detroit. She first became successful with a Motown group as The Supremes. The Supremes were the most successful act on Motown in the 1960s. They sold millions of albums and made it possible for other African American musical acts to become famous with international audiences.
Diana Ross had a successful solo career from the 1970s on. She is a high-paid concert performer. She also starred in three movies: Lady Sings The Blues, the story of the blues singer Billie Holiday; Mahogany, a story about a fashion designer; and The Wiz, an African-American version of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Personal life[change | change source]
Ross has five children and two grandchildren.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Hear Diana Ross (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).