Aretha Franklin (I) (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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30 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)
Bicentennial Man Soundtrack
(1999)

Filmography

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 1998 Aretha Franklin: Here We Go Again (Music Video)
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 (Music Video)
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 1994 Aretha Franklin: Willing to Forgive (Music Video)
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 1994 Aretha Franklin: A Deeper Love (Music Video)
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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 (Music Video)
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 1989 Aretha Franklin: Think (Music Video)
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 1989 Aretha Franklin: Gimme Your Love (Music Video)
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 1988 Aretha Franklin: Oh Happy Day (Music Video)
Aretha Franklin (voice)
 1987 Aretha Franklin: Rock-A-Lott (Music Video)
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 1986 Aretha Franklin: Jimmy Lee (Music Video)
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 1986 Aretha Franklin: Another Night (Music Video)
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 1985 Aretha Franklin: Freeway of Love (Music Video)
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 1985 Whitney Houston: How Will I Know (Music Video)
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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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial (PSA): Foundation For Better Living (song used: "Respect") See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Apple Music | Facebook | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Glynn Turman  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Clarence Franklin | See more »

Parents:

C.L. Franklin | Barbra Singers

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 was named for two of her father's sisters, Aretha and Louise. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful mezzo-soprano vocals

Nickname:

The Queen of Soul See more »

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