Patti LaBelle


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Patti LaBelle was born Patricia Louise Holte on May 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Patti began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer of the band Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. A decade later the group changed their name to Labelle and recorded the hit song "Lady Marmalade". Patti became a solo artist in 1976 and her debut album ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Beverly Hills Cop Soundtrack
(1984)
License to Kill Music Department
(1989)
Miami Vice Soundtrack
(2006)
Cop Out Soundtrack
(2010)

Filmography

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 2019 A Family Christmas Gift (TV Movie)
Dora
 2019 The Masked Singer (TV Series)
Flower
- Road to the Finals (2019) ... Flower
- Mask and You Shall Receive (2019) ... Flower
- Triumph Over Masks (2019) ... Flower
- Mask Us Anything (2019) ... Flower
- Return of the Masks: Group D (2019) ... Flower
 2018-2019 Star (TV Series)
Christine Brown
- Lean on Me (2019) ... Christine Brown
- When Stars Fall (2019) ... Christine Brown
- Secrets & Lies (2018) ... Christine Brown
- Take It to Church (2018) ... Christine Brown
- Rise from the Ashes (2018) ... Christine Brown
 2018 Christmas Everlasting (TV Movie)
Mrs. Swinson
 2018 Greenleaf (TV Series)
Maxine Patterson
- The New Life (2018) ... Maxine Patterson
- Day of Reckoning (2018) ... Maxine Patterson
- The End Is Near (2018) ... Maxine Patterson
- The Promised Land (2018) ... Maxine Patterson
- She Changes Everything (2018) ... Maxine Patterson
 2018 The Kominsky Method (TV Series)
Patti LaBelle
- Chapter 2: An Agent Grieves (2018) ... Patti LaBelle
 2017 Daytime Divas (TV Series)
Gloria Tomas
- And the Loser Is... (2017) ... Gloria Tomas
- Truth's a Mutha (2017) ... Gloria Tomas
- We Are Family (2017) ... Gloria Tomas
 2015 Empire (TV Series)
Patti LaBelle
- Who I Am (2015) ... Patti LaBelle
 2014 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Dora Brown
- Blood Bath (2014) ... Dora Brown (uncredited)
- Pink Cupcakes (2014) ... Dora Brown
- Edward Mordrake: Part 2 (2014) ... Dora Brown
- Edward Mordrake: Part 1 (2014) ... Dora Brown
- Massacres and Matinees (2014) ... Dora Brown
 2011 Mama I Want to Sing
Sister Carrie
 2008 Semi-Pro
Jackie's Mom
 2007 Cover
Mrs. Persons
 2006 Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (TV Movie)
Moneisha
 2006 Idlewild
The Real Angel Davenport
 2005 Preaching to the Choir
Sister Jasmine
 2004 All of Us (TV Series)
Marvella James
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2004) ... Marvella James
 2003 Luther Vandross: Dance with My Father (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 2001 Santa, Baby! (TV Movie)
Melody Songbird (voice)
 1997 Patti LaBelle: When You Talk About Love (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Charlene
- The Return of the Charlites (1997) ... Charlene
 1995 Patti LaBelle: I Never Stopped Loving You (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1994 Patti LaBelle: All This Love (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1994 Patti LaBelle: The Right Kinda Lover (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Patti LaBelle
- I Don't Remember Mama (1994) ... Patti LaBelle
 1994 Touch of Music in the Night: Michael Crawford (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1992-1993 Out All Night (TV Series)
Chelsea Paige
- Taking Care of Business (1993) ... Chelsea Paige
- Mall in the Family (1993) ... Chelsea Paige
- Under My Thumb (1993) ... Chelsea Paige
- The Tenant's Commandments (1993) ... Chelsea Paige
- The Way We Were (1993) ... Chelsea Paige
 1990-1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Adele Wayne
- When One Door Closes...: Part 2 (1993) ... Adele Wayne
- When One Door Closes...: Part 1 (1993) ... Adele Wayne
- Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 2 (1992) ... Adele Wayne
- Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 1 (1992) ... Adele Wayne
- Do You Take This Woman? (1991) ... Adele Wayne
 1992 Patti LaBelle: All Right Now (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1991 The Real Story of Itsy Bitsy Spider (TV Movie)
Miss Widow (voice)
 1990 Parker Kane (TV Movie)
Cartier
 1989 Patti LaBelle: Yo Mister (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1989 Fire and Rain (TV Movie)
Lucille Jacobson
 1989 Patti LaBelle: If You Asked Me To (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1989 Sing
Mrs. DeVere
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie)
Jeanette Thompson
 1986 Patti LaBelle: Oh, People (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1986 Patti La Belle and Michael McDonald: On My Own (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1985 Patti LaBelle: New Attitude (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1985 Patti LaBelle: Stir It Up (Video short)
Patti LaBelle
 1984 A Soldier's Story
Big Mary
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Cleaning Woman
- Working (1982) ... Cleaning Woman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of her book, "LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About" by Patti with Laura B. Randolph. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

Apple Music | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles | Patti and the Bluebelles | Patti La Belle | LaBelle | Patti Labelle | Labelle

Spouse:

Armstead Edwards  (divorced)  (5 children)

Parents:

Henry Holte | Bertha Holte
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Aretha Franklin] The Queen of Everything! The best voice in the world. See more »

Trivia:

Husband and manager of 30 years separating. See more »

Trademark:

Her explosive, powerful and incredibly emotive voice. See more »

Nickname:

Patsy See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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