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Gladys Knight

English Writer Gladys Knight
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Gladys Knight, whose complete name is Gladys Maria Knight, was a yesteryear American songwriter, singer, an actress, and a businesswoman. Her birthday fell on May 28, 1944. Her birth city is Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States of America. Merald Woodlow Knight and Sarah Elizabeth were her parents. Her first brush with the glamour world was at the age of seven when she won the Original Amateur Hour. Immediately in the next year, she formed a band with Merald, her brother, Elenor and William Guest, her cousins, and her sister Brenda. They named themselves The Pips and began touring the world. Later, Edward Patten and Langston George replaced Eleanor Guest and Brenda Guest. Around 1961, they released songs like Every Beat Of My Heart and Letter Full Of Tears.

Though the work was successful, it was when they joined Motown Records and recorded and released music like Take Me in Your Arms, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and Love Me, and much more that they became famous and continued to produce more hits. While working with Pips, Gladys also collaborated with artists like Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John is an English musician. He >> Read More... , Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder. Together, they sang, That's What Friends Are For for the noble initiative of AIDS, and won them a Grammy Awards. She has also crooned solos and duets like License to Kill, Good Woman, I Don't Do Duets, Just for You, You Were There, Settle, Where My Heart Belongs, and much more. Her songs have won her Grammy Awards for seven times.

She also worked in movies and tv shows like Pipe Dreams, Charlie & Co., Hollywood Homicide, House Of Payne, Can Do Bad All By Myself, Las Vegas Serial Story Coming Soon... >> Read More... , The Jamie Foxx Show, 30 Rock, New York Undercover, The First Family, The Jeffersons, A Different World, and Benson. She also participated in Dancing with the Stars with Tristan MacManus. Gladys had dated and married four men. Her first husband was James Newman, whom she had met in the school. They had a son from their union named James "Jimmy" Newman. The names of her other partners are Barry Hankerson, Les Brown, and William McDowell. Besides James, Knight is also a mother to Shanga Hankerson and two more daughters. She also has a star of her name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Society Society is an American teen drama filled with myst >> Read More... of Singers also gave her the ELLA Award and declared her as the Empress of Soul. Her name is also on the Greatest Singers of All Time, a list of Rolling Stone.


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