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Overview (2)

Born in Greenville, 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, and was a Cultural Ambassador for the United States. Mary performs continually with orchestras, symphonies, and her own touring band. She has written three books: "Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme" (1986), "Supreme Faith: Someday We'll be Together" (1990) and "Supreme Glamour" (2019). "Dreamgirl" remains the best-selling rock and roll autobiography ever published.

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Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (10)

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. She successfully underwent 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.
Friends with Florence Ballard, and Nancy Wilson.

Personal Quotes (2)

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.
[on the death of Donna Summer, 2012] I didn't know she was ill. In the entertainment business, we all kinda talk, you know. Never heard that she had been ill. She's young. Sixty-three is like our 46. She's young, great talent.... She was the Disco Queen, but she was more than that. I knew her very well and she was a great artist. Even though it was Disco, she has a very unique voice and sound... It was maybe in the '80s that I spent a lot of time with her, here in L.A. Fun! Fun girl. Very, very down to earth. You see her up on the stage it's one thing but off stage she was really very, very down to earth. She performed in Vegas some years back and I went because I live in Vegas and we were upstairs in the beautiful suite. I think it was the Elvis Presley suite or something like that. And we had a ball. And she ordered all kind of food. She loved to eat. Fun. She was a fun lady.

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