March 25, 1942
August 16, 2018
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
36-28-36 in | 91.5-71-91.5 cm
79 kg | 174 lbs
10 US | 41 EU
Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, on March 25, 1942, was an American singer and actress.
Young Aretha Franklin released her first single at the age of eighteen, under Columbia Records.
She made her big screen debut in musical comedy film The Blues Brothers (1980) in role as Soul Food Cafe Owner.
She got her television debut in talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar (1962) as Musical Guest.
Aretha's breakthrough came with album "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" (1967), at the age of 24.
She released her debut album "Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo" in 1961.
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Aretha Franklin body measurements was bust-waist-hip 36-28-36 in inches or 91.5-71-91.5 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34B with cup size B.
She played Soul Food Cafe Owner/Mrs. Murphy in musical comedy films:
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
She voiced Homebuilt Computer in animated musical film The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1997).
She played Inez Jackson in Fox comedy drama series Room 222 (1972) in episode "Where Is It Written?".
Attended the Northern High School.
Had older sister, Erma and younger sister, Carolyn and older brother, Cecil.
Had African-American ancestry.
She signed with Columbia Recordsat the age of eighteen.
She signed with Atlantic Records in 1966 and with Arista Records in 1979.
She released studio albums:
The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (1962)
The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin (1962)
Laughing on the Outside (1963)
Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington (1964)
Runnin' Out of Fools (1964)
Soul Sister (1966)
Take It Like You Give It (1967)
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)
Aretha Arrives (1967)
Lady Soul (1968)
Aretha Now (1968)
Soul '69 (1969)
Soft and Beautiful (1969)
This Girl's in Love with You (1970)
Spirit in the Dark (1970)
Young, Gifted and Black (1972)
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) (1973)
Let Me in Your Life (1974)
With Everything I Feel in Me (1974)
Sweet Passion (1977)
Almighty Fire (1978)
La Diva (1979)
Love All the Hurt Away (1981)
Jump to It (1982)
Get It Right (1983)
Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985)
Through the Storm (1989)
What You See Is What You Sweat (1991)
A Rose Is Still a Rose (1998)
So Damn Happy (2003)
This Christmas, Aretha (2008)
Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love (2011)
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics (2014)
She was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
She was awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She received honorary degrees from Harvard University and New York University (2014) also honorary doctorates in music from Princeton University (2012) and Yale University (2010).
She was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
She received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard in 1979.
She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2020.
She was a strong supporter of Native American rights.
She had four sons: Clarence, Edward, Teddy and Kecalf.
Aretha died on August 16, 2018, Detroit, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.
She was married to Glynn Turman (1978-1984) and Ted White (1962-1969).
She dated Eumir Deodato (1973) and Ken Cunningham (1968-1971).
She was engaged to Willie Wilkerson (2012).