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Diana Ross (American Actress)
Date of Birth:
March 26, 1944
Diana Ross is an American twelve-time Grammy and Oscar-nominated singer, record producer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, pop, disco and jazz. During the 1960s, she helped shape the sound of popular music and the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes before leaving for a solo career in the beginning of 1970.
During the 1970s and through the mid 1980s, Ross was the most successful female artist of the rock era, while crossing over into film, television and Broadway winning a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross in 1977, and being nominated for twelve Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her 1972 role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues and "Best Song of the Year" for "Endless Love" which she dueted with Lionel Richie for the movie of the same name. She was also recently honored by The Kennedy Center.