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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Known For

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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 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:

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Publicity Listings:

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

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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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Personal Quote:

I didn't think my songs would become anthems for women. But I'm delighted. Women probably immediately feel compassion and relate to the lyrics. We can all learn a little something from each other, so whatever people can take and be inspired by where my music is concerned is great. See more »

Trivia:

She has an asteroid named after her. NASA's NEOWISE project discovered the asteroid 249516 on February 15 2010 and gave it the name "249516 Aretha", or "2010 CV60". The name nomination proposal came from Amy Mainzer, Principal Investigator of the project. The asteroid is 4.306 kilometers in diameter and circles the Sun between Mars and Jupiter every 5.63 years. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful mezzo-soprano vocals

Nickname:

The Queen of Soul See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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