Aretha Franklin (1942–2018)


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Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty years. Known as the man with the "Million-Dollar ... See full bio »

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29 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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The Blues Brothers Soul Food Cafe Owner
(1980)
Blues Brothers 2000 Mrs. Murphy
(1998)
Bobby Soundtrack
(2006)
Bound Soundtrack
(1996)

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 1998 Aretha Franklin: Here We Go Again (Video short)
Aretha Franklin
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000
Mrs. Murphy
 1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (Video)
Homebuilt Computer / Singer (voice)
 1994 Aretha Franklin: Honey (Video short)
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 1994 Aretha Franklin: Willing to Forgive (Video short)
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 1994 Aretha Franklin: A Deeper Love (Video short)
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 1991 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
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- The Queen of Soul (1991) ... Aretha Franklin
 1991 Aretha Franklin: Everyday People (Video short)
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 1989 Aretha Franklin: Think (Video short)
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 1987 Aretha Franklin: Rock-A-Lott (Video short)
Aretha Franklin (voice)
 1986 Aretha Franklin: Jimmy Lee (Video short)
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 1986 Aretha Franklin: Jumpin' Jack Flash (Video short)
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 1986 Aretha Franklin: Another Night (Video short)
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 1985 Aretha Franklin: Freeway of Love (Video short)
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 1985 Whitney Houston: How Will I Know (Video short)
Aretha Franklin
 1980 The Blues Brothers
Soul Food Cafe Owner
 1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Inez Jackson
- Where Is It Written? (1972) ... Inez Jackson
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Prodigy net.com. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 26 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Glynn Turman  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Franklin, Clarence | See more »

Parents:

C.L. Franklin | Singers, Barbra

Relatives:

Erma Franklin (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

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. See more »

Trivia:

Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, was an avid fan of her work. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful mezzo-soprano vocals

Nickname:

Ree See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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