Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
1942 - 2018

Aretha Franklin  American Singer

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Rest in Peace Aretha Franklin.
Passed away on 16th August, 2018 aged 76.

Who is she dating right now?

Aretha Franklin is currently single.

Relationships

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

Aretha Franklin was engaged to Willie Wilkerson (2012).

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

Aretha Franklin had an encounter with Doc Powell.

About

American Singer Aretha Franklin was born Aretha Louise Franklin on 25th March, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA and passed away on 16th Aug 2018 Riverfront Towers, Detroit, Michigan, USA aged 76. She is most remembered for Respect. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

Aretha Franklin is a member of the following lists: 21st-century women singers, 20th-century women singers and 2018 deaths.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
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

Details

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 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th March, 1942
Birthplace Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died 16th August, 2018
Place of Death Riverfront Towers, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Cause of Death Pancreatic Cancer
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, Songwriter, Civil Rights Activist, Actress, Pianist
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Respect
Music Genre (Text) Soul, R&b, Pop, Gospel, Jazz, R&b, Pop, Gospel, Jazz
Music Genre R&B/Soul, R&B, Religious, Piano
Year(s) Active 1956–present, 1956–2018, 1956–2017
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, Keyboards, Piano, Piano
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 (2011-18), Rca, J.V.B, Rca, 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 http://www.arethafranklin.net, http://arethafranklin.net, https://www.arethafranklin.net/ https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q125121#P856
Family Member Whitney Houston (Goddaughter)

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, actress, and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At age 18, she embarked on a secular career recording for Columbia Records. However, she achieved only modest success. Franklin found commercial success and acclaim after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", "Think", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)", and "I Say a Little Prayer", propelled Franklin past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as "The Queen of Soul".

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Dating History

Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Aretha Franklin76 AriesSinger
American
Willie Wilkerson-
Glynn Turman72 AquariusActor
American
Eumir Deodato76 GeminiMusician
Brazilian
Ken Cunningham (I)-
Ted White-Songwriter
American
Doc Powell-Guitarist
American

Children

NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TedMale196454 years oldTed White
Kecalf28th March, 197048 years oldKen Cunningham (I)

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
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

Discussions

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 you.you 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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