Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin  American Singer


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Aretha Franklin is currently single.


Aretha Franklin was previously married to Glynn Turman (1978 - 1984) and Ted White (1962 - 1969).

Aretha Franklin has been engaged to Willie Wilkerson (2012).

Aretha Franklin has been in relationships with Eumir Deodato (1973) and Ken Cunningham (I) (1968 - 1971).

Aretha Franklin has had an encounter with Doc Powell.


Aretha Franklin is a 75 year old American Singer. Born Aretha Louise Franklin on 25th March, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, she is famous for Respect. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Aretha Franklin is a member of the following lists: 21st-century women musicians, 20th-century women musicians and Gospel singers from Detroit.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 8 years 7 years, 5 months 6 years, 10 months
Engaged1 28 years - -
Dating2 3 years 1 year, 8 months 5 months, 3 days
Encounter1 - - -
Total6 28 years 7 years, 8 months 5 months, 3 days


First Name Aretha
Middle Name Louise
Last Name Franklin
Full Name at Birth Aretha Louise Franklin
Alternative Name The Queen of Soul, Sister Ree
Age 75 years
Birthday 25th March, 1942
Birthplace Memphis, Tennessee
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Large
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, Actress
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Respect
Music Genre (Text) R&b, Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Pop
Music Genre R&B/Soul, R&B, Religious, Piano
Year(s) Active 1956–present
Music Style Soul, Deep Soul, Urban, Quiet Storm, Southern Soul, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Black Gospel, Religious, Gospel
Music Mood Organic, Confident, Rousing, Gritty, Exuberant, Earthy, Passionate, Romantic, Sexy, Warm, Cathartic, Party/Celebratory, Stylish, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sensual, Joyous, Spiritual, Fiery, Plaintive, Dramatic, Elegant
Instrument Vocals, Piano
Instrument (text) Vocals, Piano, Piano, Keyboards
Record Label J.V.B. (1956-60), Columbia (1961-66), Atlantic (1967-80), Arista (1980-2004), RCA (2011-present), J.V.B., Columbia, Atlantic, Arista, Rca
Associated Acts Sweet Inspirations, Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin, Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston, George Benson, George Michael, Michael McDonald, Eurythmics, Luther Vandross, Lauryn Hill, Céline Dion, Patti Labelle, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, The Caravans, The Soul Stirrers, Dionne Warwick, James Brown, Mahalia Jackson
Official Websites,
Family Member Whitney Houston (Goddaughter)

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Aretha Franklin75 AriesSinger
Willie Wilkerson-
Glynn Turman71 AquariusActor
Eumir Deodato75 GeminiMusician
Ken Cunningham (I)-
Ted White-Songwriter
Doc Powell-Guitarist


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TedMale196454 years oldTed White
Kecalf28th March, 197047 years oldKen Cunningham (I)


Blues Brothers 20001998Mrs. MurphyMovie
George Michael & Aretha Franklin: I Knew You Were Waiting - For Me1987Movie
Aretha Franklin: Jumpin' Jack Flash1986Aretha FranklinMovie
Eurythmics: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves1985Movie
Aretha Franklin: Freeway of Love1985Aretha FranklinMovie
The Blues Brothers1980Mrs. MurphyMovie
Room 2221969Inez JacksonTV Show


Posted commentsView all comments (21)

marcus28Mar 25, 2014

On Tuesday March 25,2014, Happy 72nd Birthday to you, Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul. Love all of your music and songs. You are extremely talented and inspirational.

HollywoodUndercoversFeb 28, 2012

DIVA. One of the best of all time...

kimberly wesleyDec 21, 2010

for years people have said i look like have always been a favorite singer for years

Aretha FrankinJun 6, 2009

Aretha Franklin: all tracks like the rhythm quality of: Umbrella: in combination of the instruments of: Rehab: AW: and: electronic: F-l-o R-i-d-a feat. K-e-s-h-a: but you could release your last album with three or five new tracks: every year possible: Tracks: 1/9/16: or: 1/4/9/10/16:18: design, colors: Umbrella: With The Wind: and: video: design, colors: ain´t no other man: grammy video: Lisa Lavie: Free Your Mind: girl you know it´s true: if you want to do: background: May It Be: do what you like: awarded: Umbrella: is a two grammy rhythm: you know it is true !

buntingFeb 8, 2009

Perfect !!

pokenooDec 30, 2008

you dont have a man i feel so sorry for you you didnt have a man in 1966

ArethaAug 18, 2008

My name IS Aretha.

clemmyclemmyJun 15, 2008

i do love your music and your personality.

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