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Mary Wells (I) (1943–1992)

Detroit-born (in 1943) Mary Wells was one of the first stars of the soon-to-be-legendary Motown Records, and while she became one of the label's superstars, she had very, very difficult early years that many other people would not have been able to overcome. As a child she contracted spinal meningitis, resulting in temporary paralysis, hearing ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Commitments
The Commitments Soundtrack
(1991)
Glory Road
Glory Road Soundtrack
(2006)
Nothing But a Man
Nothing But a Man Soundtrack
(1964)
Dead Presidents
Dead Presidents Soundtrack
(1995)

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 2012 For a Good Time, Call... (performer: "Operator")
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie) (performer: "My Guy")
 2007 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Round 9 (2007) ... ("My Guy")
 2006 Glory Road (performer: "My Guy")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Stray Rounds (2003) ... (performer: "You Beat Me To The Punch")
 1995 Dead Presidents (performer: "Once Upon A Time")
 1995 Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The One with Mrs. Bing (1995) ... (performer: "My Guy" - uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer 8 (performer: "Two Lovers")
 1991 The Commitments (writer: "Bye Bye Baby")
 1988 Growing Pains (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dance Fever: Part 2 (1988) ... (performer: "My Guy" - uncredited)
 1985 Hand in Hand (performer: "My Guy")
 1983 Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "My Guy")
 1979 More American Graffiti (performer: "My Guy")
 1975 Cooley High (performer: "You Beat Me to the Punch" - uncredited)
 1967 Catalina Caper (performer: "Never Steal Anything Wet")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (1965) ... (performer: "Me Without You", "My Guy")
- Episode #1.17 (1964) ... (performer: "My Guy", "Use Your Head")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.39 (1965) ... (performer: "Never, Never Leave Me", "Me Without You")
 1965 It's What's Happening, Baby! (TV Special) (performer: "My Guy")
 1964 Nothing But a Man (performer: "You Beat Me To The Punch", "Bye Bye Baby") / (writer: "Bye Bye Baby")
 1950 Rabbit's Moon (Short) (performer: "Bye Bye Baby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bye Bye Baby" - uncredited)
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TV commercial: JC Penney department stores (song used: "My Guy"). See more »

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Throughout her career at Motown (1960-1964), Mary's career was forever promising, but like any other artist, much of her work was vaulted and never issued. Recently all of her 12 previously unissued recordings have surfaced. She is the only Motown artist who has had ever had all recordings issued. See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Motown

Star Sign:

Taurus

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