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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 May 1944Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Date of Death 25 April 1988Detroit, Michigan, USA  (cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Carolyn Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1944. Her father was the famous Rev. C. L. Franklin. She had two brothers, Cecil and Vaughan, and two sisters, Emma and Aretha. Carolyn recorded for RCA Victor Records and wrote songs for both Erma Franklin ("Don't Catch The Dog's Bone") and Aretha Franklin ("Ain't No Way" "Angel"). Erma recorded the original version of the song, "Piece of My Heart", which was later covered by Janis Joplin.

Carolyn and Erma appeared with Aretha many times, in concert as solo artists and as background singers when they were available. Both of Aretha's sisters had their own careers and traveled extensively.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Oliver Penn

Trivia (4)

Daughter of C.L. Franklin.
Younger sister of Aretha Franklin and Erma Franklin.
Hit #119 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1969 with "It's True I'm Gonna Miss You" (RCA 0188)
Hit #108 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1970 with "All I Want to Be Is Your Woman" (RCA 0373)

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