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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 March 1944Greenville, Mississippi, USA
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes, helped garner an unequaled record of Number One Hits by a Female Group. Recording for Motown, Mary guided The Supremes into rock 'n roll history, turning her group into one of the three icons of the 1960's, alongside Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Mary has never stopped developing new projects and touring the world entertaining her fans. She has excelled in theatrical endeavors, such as the year-long Canadian tour of "Beehive", a play centered on a female musical group. Other theatrical experiences include her Off-Broadway debut in "Grandma Sylvia's Funeral" in New York City, and "Mother Hubbard". Mary has done a great deal of charity work, raising millions for AIDS through the People with AIDS Coalition of Tucson (PACT). She has also raised funds for homeless people, cancer research and victims of child abuse. Mary performs continually with orchestras, symphonies, and her own touring band. She has written two books: "Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme" (1986) and "Supreme Faith: Someday We'll be Together" (1990). "Dreamgirl" remains the best-selling rock and roll autobiography ever published.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Pedro Antonio Ferrer (11 May 1974 - 1981) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Graduated from New York University at age 57. She promised her mother, who did not live to see Mary graduate, that she would finish college.
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Supremes) in 1988.
Ranked #16 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
A Cultural Ambassador for the United States.
Suffered a heart attack at her home in Las Vegas on May 16, 2006. Still hospitalized. Undergoing heart bypass surgery.
Former neighbor, classmate and current best friend of Diana Ross, who joined The Supremes in 1959.
Is a big fan of Doris Day.
The Supremes were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Has three children with ex-husband, Pedro: daughter, Turkessa (born 1975), son, Pedro Antonio Jr. and son, Rafael (born 9 May 1977), who was killed in a car accident in 29 January 1994.

Personal Quotes (1)

What's Going On changed everything. At Motown, the artists relied on the writers and producers to provide their material. Then a couple of artists proved they were more than just singers and performers, they were creators of music too. There was Stevie Wonder and there was Marvin Gaye.

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