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Diana Ross is a Actor, Executive Producer and Costume Design American born on 26 march 1944 at Detroit (USA)

Diana Ross

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Birth name Diana Ernestine Earle Ross
Nationality USA
Birth 26 march 1944 (76 years) at Detroit (USA)
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress, record producer and an occasional songwriter. Born and raised in Detroit, she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act and is to this day America's most successful vocal group as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
As part of the Supremes, Ross most notably rivaled the career of The Beatles in worldwide popularity, and her success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul acts to find mainstream success. The group set a record scoring twelve number-one hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including the hits "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love", "You Can't Hurry Love", "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Love Child" and "Someday We'll Be Together".

Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross released her debut solo album, Diana Ross, which contained the hits "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and the number-one hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". She released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973. Its title track reached #1 becoming her second solo hit. By 1975, the Mahogany soundtrack included her 3rd number-one hit "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)". Her 1976 album Diana Ross included her fourth number-one hit "Love Hangover". In 1979, Ross released the album The Boss. Her 1980 album Diana which reached #2 on the Billboard albums chart and spawned the number-one hit "Upside Down" and the international hit "I'm Coming Out". After leaving Motown, Ross achieved her sixth and final number-one hit with the duet "Endless Love".

Ross also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominated performance in Lady Sings the Blues (1972). She also starred in two other feature films, Mahogany (1975) and the cult classic The Wiz (1978); later acting included roles in the television films Out of Darkness (1994); which she was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Double Platinum (1999).

Beside ventures in Broadway, Ross was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. Ross has sold more than 120 million records worldwide when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied.

In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007. She is a twelve-time Grammy nominee later becoming the recipient of her only Grammy Award to date by being honored the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Biography

Ross has been married twice and has five children.

In 1965, Ross became romantically involved with Motown CEO Berry Gordy. The relationship lasted several years, resulting in the birth of Ross' eldest child, Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein, in August 1971. Two months into her pregnancy with Rhonda, in January 1971, Ross married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein, who chose to raise Rhonda as his own daughter. With Silberstein, Ross has two additional daughters, Tracee Joy and Chudney Lane Silberstein, born in 1972 and 1975 respectively. Ross and Silberstein divorced in 1977, and Ross moved to New York City in the early 1980s, after living in Los Angeles since Motown relocated to the area in the early 1970s.

Ross dated Gene Simmons, lead singer of the band Kiss, from 1980 to 1983.

Ross met her second husband, Norwegian billionaire shipping magnate Arne Næss, Jr. in 1985 and married him the following year. They have two sons together: Ross Arne (born in 1987) and Evan Olav (born in 1988). Ross and Næss divorced in 2000. Ross considers Næss the love of her life. Næss was later killed in a South African mountain climbing accident in 2004.

Ross has three grandchildren: grandson Raif-Henok (born in 2009 to Ross's daughter Rhonda) and granddaughters Callaway Lane (born in 2012 to Ross's daughter Chudney) and Jagger Snow (born in 2015 to Ross's son Evan). In 2014, singer Ashlee Simpson became Ross's daughter-in-law, through her marriage to Ross's son Evan.

Ross was arrested for DUI on December 30, 2002 in Tucson, Arizona, while undergoing substance abuse treatment at a local rehabilitation facility. She later served a two-day sentence near her Connecticut estate.

Best films

Mahogany (1975)
(Actress)

Usually with

Brandy
Brandy
(1 films)
Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
(4 films)
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(3 films)
Beah Richards
Beah Richards
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Diana Ross (11 films)

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Actress

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, 1h33
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Rosie Perez, David Byrne, Lee Daniels, Carole Bayer Sager
Rating73% 3.693863.693863.693863.693863.69386
Ce documentaire relate l'ascension du roi de la pop, Michael Jackson, à travers la création de son album solo historique, Off the Wall.
Double Platinum, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Christine Ebersole, Allen Payne, Diana Ross, Brandy, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Harvey Fierstein
Roles Olivia King
Rating60% 3.008013.008013.008013.008013.00801
The film tells the story of a woman feeling unfulfilled and unappreciated in her life so she decides to abandon her husband and infant daughter in order to pursue her dreams of superstardom. The story starts off by showing aspiring vocalist, Olivia King (Diana Ross) performing at small lounge in Atlanta, 1981. As she takes a break from her performance she heads backstage to see her infant daughter, Kayla (Jayda Brown). A music executive approaches King at the bar and tells her she is talented and should move to the bigger market of New York City to fulfill her dreams. Olivia King initially denies his request and goes home to her husband ((Brian Stokes Mitchell)). King is shown trying to explain her night to her husband and tell him about the music executive but he brushes her off and tells her moving to New York City is a bad idea. Feeling depressed, conflicted and trapped in her marriage, Olivia King leaves her home in the middle of the night whispering to her daughter that she can't take her along, but will be back for her. The movie then picks back up in St.Louis, Missouri 18 years later and it is shown that Kayla Harris (Brandy Norwood), now 19 years old, has won a contest to meet famous superstar Olivia King. Kayla at this time does not know that Olivia is her mother, but she grew up being a huge fan of Ms. Olivia King and is extremely excited to meet her idol, completely ignorant to the truth. After enjoying the concert, Kayla then gets the second part of her prize which includes having dinner with Olivia King, at dinner Kayla lets Olivia know that she also would like to be a singer and invites Olivia to a small performance she would be doing. When Kayla gets home from dinner, her father asks her how it went and he is shocked to hear that the star Kayla got to meet was Olivia King, though he knows the truth he does not press the issue further as he sees his daughter is still in the dark. Next, Kayla is shown getting ready to perform, and she begins to worry that Olivia will not show up but sure enough Olivia shows up as Kayla starts to sing. Kayla is ecstatic that her idol has shown up but after the show Olivia pulls her aside and reveals to Kayla who she really is. Kayla is stunned and upset, she quickly leaves. Kayla is shaken, she argues with her father and refuses to speak to her mother even when Olivia offers to help her with her career. Kayla's best friend advises her to accept Olivia's help with her music career as it is the least she owes her.
Out of Darkness, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Diana Ross, Beah Richards, Carl Lumbly, John Marshall Jones, Stack Pierce, Juanita Jennings
Roles Paulie Cooper
Rating76% 3.824673.824673.824673.824673.82467
In the film, Ross played the character of Paulie Cooper, a former med student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia and loses 18 years of her life due to the sickness. After her release from a mental ward Paulie struggles to rebuild her life with help from doctors, nurses and a new experimental-medicine drug that would help aid her back to health. Throughout the movie, Paulie seeks to better herself in a world that she felt had shunned her.
The Land Before Time, 1h9
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Helen Shaver, Burke Byrnes
Roles The Balladeer (non créditée)
Rating73% 3.695563.695563.695563.695563.69556
Near the end of the Cretaceous, a series of catastrophic events are causing intense drought, and several herds of dinosaurs seek one of the last livable places, a paradise known as the "Great Valley." Among these, a diminished "Longneck" herd gives birth to a single baby, named Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon). Years later, Littlefoot plays with Cera (Candace Hutson), a "Three-horn," who was trying to smash a beetle until her father (Burke Bynes) intervenes; whereupon Littlefoot's mother (Helen Shaver) names the different kinds of dinosaurs: "Three-horns," "Spiketails," "Swimmers," and "Flyers," and states that each has historically remained apart. That night, as Littlefoot follows a "hopper," he encounters Cera again, and they play together briefly until a "Sharptooth" appears. He attacks them, before Littlefoot's mother comes to their rescue. During the fight, she suffers severe back and neck injuries from the Sharptooth's teeth and claws. At that same time, an "earthshake" opens a deep ravine that swallows up the Sharptooth and divides Littlefoot and Cera from their herds. Littlefoot finds his dying mother, and receives her final words of advice in favor of his intuition.
The Wiz
The Wiz (1978)
, 2h14
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Météorologie, Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt
Roles Dorothy
Rating54% 2.7028252.7028252.7028252.7028252.702825
A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a shy 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, never been south of 125th Street, and refuses to move out and on with her life.
Mahogany
Mahogany (1975)
, 1h49
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes La mode, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Anthony Perkins, Beah Richards, Nina Foch
Roles Mahogany
Rating62% 3.100433.100433.100433.100433.10043
Tracy Chambers is a sassy industrious young woman living in the projects of Chicago who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. She has worked her way up from salesgirl to secretary and assistant to the head buyer at a luxury department store (modeled after, and filmed at, Marshall Field's on State Street, Chicago).
Lady Sings the Blues, 2h24
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, Paul Hampton, Sid Melton
Roles Billie Holiday
Rating70% 3.5476053.5476053.5476053.5476053.547605
In 1936, New York City, Billie Holiday is arrested on a drugs charge. In a flashback to 1928, Billie is working as a housekeeper in a brothel where she is raped. She runs away to her mother, who sets up a job cleaning for another brothel in the Harlem section of New York. The brothel is run by an arrogant, selfish owner who pays Billie very little money.
The Supremes In The Orient, 1h23
Origin USA
Themes Musical films
Actors Diana Ross

The Supremes are touring in Asia where they perform several concerts.

Production

Double Platinum, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Christine Ebersole, Allen Payne, Diana Ross, Brandy, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Harvey Fierstein
Roles Executive Producer
Rating60% 3.008013.008013.008013.008013.00801
The film tells the story of a woman feeling unfulfilled and unappreciated in her life so she decides to abandon her husband and infant daughter in order to pursue her dreams of superstardom. The story starts off by showing aspiring vocalist, Olivia King (Diana Ross) performing at small lounge in Atlanta, 1981. As she takes a break from her performance she heads backstage to see her infant daughter, Kayla (Jayda Brown). A music executive approaches King at the bar and tells her she is talented and should move to the bigger market of New York City to fulfill her dreams. Olivia King initially denies his request and goes home to her husband ((Brian Stokes Mitchell)). King is shown trying to explain her night to her husband and tell him about the music executive but he brushes her off and tells her moving to New York City is a bad idea. Feeling depressed, conflicted and trapped in her marriage, Olivia King leaves her home in the middle of the night whispering to her daughter that she can't take her along, but will be back for her. The movie then picks back up in St.Louis, Missouri 18 years later and it is shown that Kayla Harris (Brandy Norwood), now 19 years old, has won a contest to meet famous superstar Olivia King. Kayla at this time does not know that Olivia is her mother, but she grew up being a huge fan of Ms. Olivia King and is extremely excited to meet her idol, completely ignorant to the truth. After enjoying the concert, Kayla then gets the second part of her prize which includes having dinner with Olivia King, at dinner Kayla lets Olivia know that she also would like to be a singer and invites Olivia to a small performance she would be doing. When Kayla gets home from dinner, her father asks her how it went and he is shocked to hear that the star Kayla got to meet was Olivia King, though he knows the truth he does not press the issue further as he sees his daughter is still in the dark. Next, Kayla is shown getting ready to perform, and she begins to worry that Olivia will not show up but sure enough Olivia shows up as Kayla starts to sing. Kayla is ecstatic that her idol has shown up but after the show Olivia pulls her aside and reveals to Kayla who she really is. Kayla is stunned and upset, she quickly leaves. Kayla is shaken, she argues with her father and refuses to speak to her mother even when Olivia offers to help her with her career. Kayla's best friend advises her to accept Olivia's help with her music career as it is the least she owes her.
Out of Darkness, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Diana Ross, Beah Richards, Carl Lumbly, John Marshall Jones, Stack Pierce, Juanita Jennings
Roles Executive Producer
Rating76% 3.824673.824673.824673.824673.82467
In the film, Ross played the character of Paulie Cooper, a former med student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia and loses 18 years of her life due to the sickness. After her release from a mental ward Paulie struggles to rebuild her life with help from doctors, nurses and a new experimental-medicine drug that would help aid her back to health. Throughout the movie, Paulie seeks to better herself in a world that she felt had shunned her.

Costume and makup

Mahogany
Mahogany (1975)
, 1h49
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes La mode, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Anthony Perkins, Beah Richards, Nina Foch
Roles Costume Design
Rating62% 3.100433.100433.100433.100433.10043
Tracy Chambers is a sassy industrious young woman living in the projects of Chicago who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. She has worked her way up from salesgirl to secretary and assistant to the head buyer at a luxury department store (modeled after, and filmed at, Marshall Field's on State Street, Chicago).