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Aretha Franklin


Several Grammy award wins, the first women to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and dubbed as the Queen Of Soul. Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha was born to parents, Barbra Singers homemaker, and Clarence Franklin a baptist minster. Aretha Franklin started to sing due to her father being a minister... See full bio »
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 2009-2014 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- Top 20 Perform, 2 Eliminated (2014) ... (performer: "Respect" (Live February 5, 1971))
- Top 16 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "Dr. Feelgood (Love is a Serious Business)")
- Top 12 Perform (2011) ... (performer: "That's Life")
- Top Six Perform (2010) ... (performer: " (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")
- The Top 10 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Walk on By")
 2014 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Muscle Shoals (2014) ... (performer: "One Step Ahead", "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", "Respect")
  RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Drag My Wedding (2014) ... (performer: "Think") / (writer: "Think")
  RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Drag My Wedding (2014) ... (performer: "Think") / (writer: "Think")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014)
- Week 5: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Think" - uncredited) / (writer: "Think" - uncredited)
- Week 5 (2014) ... (performer: "Think" - uncredited) / (writer: "Think" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.11 (2010) ... (performer: "Chain of Fools")
- Episode #5.10 (2010) ... (performer: "Chain of Fools")
 2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.5 (2013) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.2 (2013) ... (performer: "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" - uncredited)
 2013 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sleeping Monster (2013) ... (performer: "Think" - uncredited)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (5 episodes, 2005 - 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Week 1: Performance Show (2013) ... ("Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive")
- Week 1 (2012) ... ("Chain of Fools")
- Round Eight (2011) ... ("(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")
- Round 9: Results (2008) ... (performer: "Chain of Fools", "Respect" - uncredited)
- Round 1: Part 1 (2007) ... ("A Deeper Love")
 2012 Enie backt (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- United Cakes of America ... (performer: "Respect")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bootcamp 1 (2012) ... (performer: "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" (uncredited), "Respect")
  Inspector George Gently (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Gently Northern Soul (2012) ... (performer: "Spirit in the Dark" - uncredited) / (writer: "Spirit in the Dark" - uncredited)
 2012/I Sparkle (performer: "Night Life")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.182 (2012) ... (performer: "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" - uncredited)
 2012 Madea's Witness Protection (performer: "Respect")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2012) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
  American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Semifinalist Boys Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Think")
- 9 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (performer: "(You Make Me feel Like) A Natural Woman")
- Top 10 Female Semifinalists Perform (2010) ... (writer: "Think")
 2001-2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 September 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 29 August 2005 (2005) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 17 May 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" - uncredited)
 2011 Jumping the Broom (performer: "Bridge over Troubled Water")
 2011 Magic Trip (Documentary) (performer: "Precious Lord (Take My Hand)")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.63 (2011) ... (performer: "Sweet Sixteen", "Freeway of Love")
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Think", "Spirit in the Dark")
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Local Hero/Overboard (2010) ... (performer: "Drown in My Own Tears" - uncredited)
 2010 Love Ranch (performer: "Hold On I'm Comin'")
 2006-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Blockbuster Heroes (2010) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (performer: "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" - uncredited)
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (performer: "Respect")
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (performer: "THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT")
 2009 I Can Do Bad All by Myself (writer: "Rock Steady")
 2009 Different from Whom (performer: "Don't Play This Song")
 2009 Free Agents (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (performer: " (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - uncredited)
 2009 President Obama: The Inauguration (TV Movie) (performer: "My Country 'Tis of Thee")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 (2008) ... (performer: " (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (2008) ... (writer: "Think")
 2007 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Kwanzaa (2007) ... (performer: "Respect")
 2007 This Christmas (performer: "Never Loved a Man (The Way That I Love You)")
 2007 Eye See Me (performer: "Giving Him Something He Can Feel")
 2007 Gracie (performer: "Rock Steady") / (writer: "Rock Steady")
 2006-2007 Esti showder (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #9.11 (2007) ... (writer: "Think")
- Nagy gyerek-show (2006) ... (writer: "Think")
 2006 The Holiday (performer: "You Send Me" (1957))
 2006 Deck the Halls (performer: "Joy to the World")
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Melody (2006) ... (performer: "I Say a Little Prayer")
 2006 Zwei Engel für Amor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Liebe und Engel (2006) ... (performer: "Think (Freedom)" - uncredited)
 2006 Les ambitieux (performer: "Baby I Love You")
 2006 Bobby (performer: "Never Gonna Break My Faith", "Baby, I Love You")
 2006 The Last King of Scotland (performer: "Save Me") / (writer: "Save Me")
 2006 SingStar Rocks! (Video Game) (performer: "Respect")
 2006 Phat Girlz (performer: " (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (performer: "Chain of Fools")
 2006 Akeelah and the Bee (performer: "Respect" (1965))
 2005 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Aquamansion (2005) ... (performer: "Baby I Love You" - uncredited)
 2005 The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Somewhere")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Revolution (2005) ... (performer: "I Say A Little Prayer")
 2004 In Good Company (performer: "Chain of Fools" (1967))
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (performer: "Think")
 2004 The Last Shot (performer: "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" (1944))
 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (performer: "Sisters are Doin' It for Themselves")
 2003 Confidence (performer: "Respect" (One Rascal Mix))
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (performer: "Respect")
 2002 La bande du drugstore (performer: "Chain of fools", "Never let me go", "Prove it")
 2001 Ali (performer: "Ain't No Way")
 2001 Rat Race (performer: "Chain of Fools")
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes (performer: "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves")
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary (performer: "Respect")
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Fifteen (2001) ... (writer: "Killing Me Softly")
 2000 High Fidelity (performer: "Rock Steady") / (writer: "Rock Steady")
 2000 Steal This Movie (performer: "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)")
 1999 Bicentennial Man (performer: "Respect", "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone") / (writer: "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone")
 1999 Girl, Interrupted (performer: "The Right Time")
 1999/I Black and White (performer: "Urban Life")
 1999 My Father, My Mother, My Brothers and My Sisters (lyrics: "Think") / (music: "Think") / (performer: "Think") / (writer: "Think")
 1999 The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Art House (1999) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
 1999 Tuftsablanca (performer: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,")
 1998 Dance with Me (performer: "A Deeper Love")
 1998 Get Real (performer: "Respect", "Think") / (writer: "Think")
 1998 Sex and the City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bay of Married Pigs (1998) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
 1998 Doctor Dolittle (writer: "Rock Steady")
 1998 El grito en el cielo (performer: "I Say a Little Prayer")
 1998 Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Chain Of Fools")
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie) (performer: "Chain of Fools")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (performer: "Respect")
 1997 The Powder Room (Documentary) (performer: "RESPECT")
 1997 Trial and Error (performer: "Respect")
 1997 Sprung (performer: "I'm in Love")
 1997 ...First Do No Harm (TV Movie) (performer: "Over the Rainbow")
 1997 That Darn Cat (performer: "Respect")
 1996 Michael (performer: "Chain of Fools" (1967))
 1996 The First Wives Club (performer: "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves")
 1996 Bound (performer: "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)")
 1996 A Family Thing (performer: "Spirit In The Dark") / (writer: "Spirit In The Dark")
 1995 Dad, the Angel & Me (TV Movie) ("RESPECT")
 1995 Waiting to Exhale (performer: "It Hurts Like Hell", "Try Matty's") / (writer: "Try Matty's")
 1995 Dead Presidents (performer: "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man")
 1995 Operation Dumbo Drop (performer: "THINK") / (writer: "THINK")
 1995 Jack & Sarah (performer: "Look for the Silver Lining")
 1995 Major Payne (performer: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T")
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (performer: "BABY, I LOVE YOU")
 1995 Higher Learning (performer: "TO BE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK")
  Chicago Hope (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Heartbreak (1995) ... (performer: "Think", "Chain of Fools" - uncredited) / (writer: "Think" - uncredited)
 1994 Mixed Nuts (performer: "O Christmas Tree")
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (performer: "Joy to the World")
 1994 The War (performer: "Think") / (writer: "Think")
 1994 Forrest Gump (performer: "Respect" (1967))
 1980-1994 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Nancy Kerrigan/Aretha Franklin (1994) ... (performer: "A Deeper Love", "Willing to Forgive", "Chain of Fools" - uncredited)
- Ellen Burstyn/Aretha Franklin/Keith Sykes (1980) ... (performer: "United Together", "Can't Turn You Loose" - uncredited)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (performer: "Chain Of Fools")
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (performer: "A Deeper Love")
 1993 Grace Under Fire (TV Series) (performer: "Lady Madonna" - uncredited)
 1993 Aretha Franklin: Duets (TV Special) (performer: "Chain of Fools", "Spirit in the Dark", "Since You've Been Gone", "People Get Ready", "Just to See Her", "Coming Out of the Dark")
 1992 That Night (performer: "TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS")
 1992 Malcolm X (performer: "Someday We'll All Be Free")
 1992 Love Potion No. 9 (performer: "I NEVER LOVED A MAN (THE WAY I LOVE YOU)")
 1992 Sneakers (performer: "Chain Of Fools")
 1992 Bébé's Kids (performer: "Standing on the Rock of Love")
 1992 White Men Can't Jump (performer: "IF I LOSE")
 1991 Der Hausgeist (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Man müßte nochmal zwanzig sein (1991) ... (performer: "Respect")
 1991 Cape Fear (performer: "Do Right Woman--Do Right Man")
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (performer: "Respect")
 1991 Eurythmics: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (performer: "Sisters are Doin' It for Themselves")
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tiny Toon Music Television (1991) ... (performer: "Respect")
 1989-1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Candidate (1991) ... (performer: "Respect")
- Fate (1989) ... (performer: "Respect")
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ryder on the Storm (1990) ... (performer: "Chain of Fools")
 1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect: Part 1 (1990) ... (performer: "I Never Loved A Man")
 1990 Goodfellas (performer: "Baby I Love You")
 1989 Second Sight (performer: "FREEWAY OF LOVE")
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie) (performer: "Baby I Love You", "Chain of Fools")
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (performer: "If Ever a Love There Was")
 1988 Fresh Horses (performer: "Think") / (writer: "Think")
 1988 Mystic Pizza (performer: "RESPECT")
 1987 Maximum Potential (Video) (performer: "Who's Zoomin Who") / (writer: "Who's Zoomin Who")
 1987 The Allnighter (performer: "RESPECT")
 1987 Making Mr. Right (performer: "Rock Steady") / (writer: "Rock Steady")
 1987 WrestleMania III (TV Movie) (performer: "America The Beautiful", "Who's Zoomin' Who") / (writer: "Who's Zoomin' Who")
 1987 Street Smart (performer: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (performer: "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves", "Respect" (uncredited))
  Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1986) (performer - 1 episode, 1985)
- A Different Drummer (1986) ... (writer: "Think")
- Tomorrow's Children (1985) ... (performer: "Respect" - uncredited)
 1986 Streets of Gold (performer: "RESPECT")
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash (performer: "Jumpin' Jack Flash")
 1986 Nothing in Common (performer: "Until you say you love me")
 1986 Back to School (performer: "Respect")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1986) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
- French Twist (1986) ... (performer: "Who's Zoomin' Who?" - uncredited) / (writer: "Who's Zoomin' Who?" - uncredited)
 1985 St. Elmo's Fire (performer: "RESPECT")
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan (performer: "RESPECT")
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Next Murder You Hear (1985) ... (performer: "Respect")
 1983 The Big Chill (performer: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (performer: "THINK", "JAILHOUSE ROCK" - uncredited) / (writer: "THINK" - uncredited)
 1979 More American Graffiti (performer: "Respect")
 1978 The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Nobody Does It Better".)
 1978 Coming Home (performer: "Save Me" (1967)) / (writer: "Save Me" (1967))
 1977 Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (TV Movie) (performer: "God Bless America")
 1975 The 47th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)", "We May Never Love Like This Again", "Wherever Love Takes Me")
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (performer: "Mood Indigo")
 1969 The 41st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Funny Girl")
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Woody Allen Looks at 1967 (1967) ... (performer: "Respect")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.43 (1965) ... (performer: "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)", "(No, No) I'm Losing You")
- Episode #1.27 (1965) ... (performer: "Mockingbird", "Can't You Just See Me")
- Episode #1.21 (1965) ... (performer: "Can't You Just See Me", "Rockabye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody")
- Episode #1.13 (1964) ... (performer: "It Won't Be Long", "Runnin' Out of Fools", "Farmer John")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.27 (1965) ... (performer: "Mockingbird", "I'm Losing You")
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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't it hurts even more.

Trivia:

She and Smokey Robinson grew up together. See more »

Trademark:

Her powerful vocals

Nickname:

The Queen of Soul

Star Sign:

Aries

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