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Florence Ballard (1943–1976)

Florence "Flo" Ballard was born and grew up in Detroit in the Brewster-Douglas public housing project for minories, where Diana Ross and Mary Wilson also grew up. The three childhood friends began singing together as the group The Primettes in 1959. The group became known as The Supremes in 1964 when Motown Record president Berry Gordy signed them... See full bio »

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 2004 Soulful Sixties (Video)
Herself (as The Supremes)
 1964-1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Herself / Singer
- Episode #20.13 (1966) ... Singer (as The Supremes)
- Episode #19.23 (1966) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
- Episode #19.5 (1965) ... Herself (as Diana Ross and the Supremes)
- Episode #18.14 (1964) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
 1966 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Herself - The Supremes
- Episode dated 27 February 1966 (1966) ... Herself - The Supremes
 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1965) ... Herself
- Episode #2.1 (1965) ... Herself
 1965 It's What's Happening, Baby! (TV Movie)
Herself (as The Supremes)
 1965 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 5 May 1965 (1965) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
 1965 Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series)
- The Sound of Motown (1965) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
- Episode #2.30 (1965) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
 1965 Musik aus Studio B (TV Series)
Herself - Musician
- Episode #1.28 (1965) ... Herself - Musician (as The Supremes)
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary)
Herself (as The Supremes)
 1964 Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series)
- Episode #7.3 (1964) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
 1964 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 October 1964 (1964) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
- Episode dated 7 October 1964 (1964) ... Herself (as The Supremes)
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 2006 Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
 2003 God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony - The Voice (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as The Supremes)
 2003 Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats (Video)
Herself (as The Temptions & The Supremes)
 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary)
 2001 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series)
- Episode #9.6 (2001) ... Herself (uncredited)
 2001 Top of the Pops: The True Story (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (Supremes member)
 1966 Beat! Beat! Beat! (TV Series)
Herself - Musician
- Hullabaloo (4) (1966) ... Herself - Musician (as The Supremes)
- Hullabaloo (1966) ... Herself - Musician (as The Supremes)

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Founding member of the Primettes, later called the Supremes (1959-1967).

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Diana Ross and the Supremes | The Supremes | The Temptions & The Supremes


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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At the time of her death Ballard was actually on the verge of a very successful comeback. After winning a settlement from a slip-and-fall incident in which she had broken her leg, Ballard took the money and used it to put herself through a successful rehab and got herself back into shape. On June 25, 1975, she performed in Detroit as a part of the Joan Little Defense League at the Henry and Edsel... See more »


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