Diana Ross

Diana Ross was born in Wood Monkey - Chia Shen Year of the 60-year Cycle of the Chinese Zodiac

Born in Detroit Michigan on March 26, 1944, Diane Ernestine Earle Ross or Diana Ross was the lead singer of the 1960s group The Supremes. She started her career singing in her Baptist church and formed The Primettes at the age of 15. From 1965 to 1969 the Supremes had several #1 records and in 1969 Ross left to start a solo career. Ross?€™ first two songs reached #1 on the R&B and pop charts. She played Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues in 1972 and was nominated for an Academy Award. Her next films Mahogany in 1975 and The Wiz in 1978 were not as successful. In 1976 her best friend Florence Ballard passed away from a drug overdose and left Ross devastated. Ross went on to sing Upside Down and the signature song from Endless Love in 1981. In 1981 Ross moved from Motown Records and developed her own production business. In 1982 Muscles a song composed by Michael Jackson was one of her hits. In 1993 Ross wrote a children?€™s book ?€?When You Dream which featured a CD with songs devoted to the book. She was declared by the Guinness Book of World Records to be one of the most successful female singers of all times. She was honored with the Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement on the Soul Train awards in 1995. Ross married Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971 and divorced him in 1977. They had two children. He married Arne Naess Jr. in 1985 and they divorced in 2000 leaving two children.
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