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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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 2012 For a Good Time, Call... (performer: "Operator")
 2006 Glory Road (performer: "My Guy")
 1995 Dead Presidents (performer: "Once Upon A Time")
 1992 Jennifer 8 (performer: "Two Lovers")
 1991 The Commitments (writer: "Bye Bye Baby")
 1985 Hand in Hand (performer: "My Guy")
 1979 More American Graffiti (performer: "My Guy")
 1967 Catalina Caper (performer: "Never Steal Anything Wet")
 1964 Nothing But a Man (performer: "You Beat Me To The Punch", "Bye Bye Baby") / (writer: "Bye Bye Baby")
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Other Works:

Album: "I'm a Lady: The Old, New and Best of Mary Wells" (Allegiance Records). See more »

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Trivia:

Had a total of 4 children. Cecil, Jr., Harry, & Stacy (from her marriage to Cecil D. Womack[Sr.])...and Sugar (with Curtis Womack). See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of Motown

Star Sign:

Taurus

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