Diana Ross Biography
Diana Ross’s birth name is Diana Ernestine Earle Ross. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and music producer. Ross rose to fame as the leader of the Supremes, a vocal group she had started with her friends while still in teenagehood. This girls group rose to be Motown’s most successful venture and also the best performing female group in United States history.
As she was attending Cass Technical High School in Downtown Detroit, Diana started taking classes on clothing design, millinery, pattern making, and tailoring. This was out of her aspiration to become a fashion designer. Ross also attended modeling and cosmetology classes at the school. She graduated from Cass Tech in January 1962.
Diana got into singing at fifteen in a group with friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Barbara Martin as The Primettes. However, they changed the group name to Supremes for the group to get signed with Gordy, a music producer at the time.
After making historic hits like “Come See About Me” and “You Can’t Hurry Love”, Diana left the Supremes group for a solo career in 1969. At this time, she rose to number one with hits like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Love Hangover.”
Ross featured in films such as Mahogany and Lady Sings the Blues where she had an Oscar nomination for the latter.
Diana Ross Age
Diana is 75 years old as of 2019. She was born on March 26, 1944, at the Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
She was the second child born to Ernestine (1916 – 1984) and Fred Ross, Sr (1920 – 2007). Her older sister, Barbara Ross-Lee is an American physician.
Diana’s mother actually named her Diane, but an error came in her name as she was recorded as Diana on her birth certificate. She was even listed as Diane on early Supremes records. Moreover, her friends and family still call her Diane.
Diana Ross Children|Kids|Daughter
Diana is blessed with five pretty and prosperous kids. She has three daughters namely; Tracee Ellis Ross, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Chudney Ross, and two sons; Evan Ross and Ross Naess.
Diana Ross Husband
Diana Ross has been married twice since 1965. She started a relationship with Motown chief Berry Gordy which lasted several years. She later gave birth to their child, Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein, in 1971.
When she was two months pregnant with Rhonda, she married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein, who raised Rhonda as his own daughter. She even told Rhonda that Gordy was her biological father when she was 13 years old.
She also has two daughters with Silberstein: Tracee Joy, born in 1972, and Chudney Lane Silbersteinborn in 1975. However, her relationship with Silberstein ended in 1977.
Thereafter, she dated Kiss singer Gene Simmons, from 1980 to 1983, but they quit after she thought he had resumed his relationship with Cher.
Diana Ross Net Worth
According to sources, Diana Ross has an estimated net worth of $250 million (£192 million).
Diana Ross Songs
- Chain Reaction
- My Mistake
- It’s My House
- Not Over You Yet
- I Will Survive
- I’m Still Waiting
- My Old Piano
- It’s Your Move
- Work That Body
- More Today Than Yesterday
- Good Morning Heartache
- Mirror, Mirror
- You Are Everything
- My Mistake Duet With Diana Ross
- Remember Me
- Be a Lion
- Endless Love
- I’m Coming Out
- When You Tell Me That You Love Me
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
- Upside Down
- If We Hold On Together
- Love Hangover
- Touch Me in the Morning
- Reach Out and Touch
- Theme From Mahogany
- Missing You
- The Boss
- All of You
- It’s My Turn
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Primettes is the vocal group that Diana had her debut in music. She started the group with friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Barbara Martin as a teenager. After some time, Martin left the group. However, the remaining members rose to become the internationally successful 1960s R&B and pop trio the Supremes (later named Diana Ross and the Supremes).
Under Motown Records by famed producer and label founder Berry Gordy Jr., the Supremes scored their first No. 1 hit with “Where Did Our Love Go?” (1964). The crew then broke music records by having a trace of four more singles top the charts. The Supremes have the record of the first U.S. group to ever have five consecutive songs reach No 1.