Gladys Knight  American Singer

Current Status

William McDowell and Gladys Knight have been married for 15 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 2000 and were married on 12th Apr 2001.


Gladys Knight was previously married to Les Brown (1993 - 1997), Barry Hankerson (1967 - 1979) and James Newman (ex Spouse) (1958 - 1964).

Gladys Knight has 3 children, James (54), Kenya (53) and Jomo (46).


Gladys Knight is a 72 year old American Singer. Born Gladys Maria Knight on 17th May, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, she is famous for Gladys Knight & the Pips in a career that spans 1953–present. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Gladys Knight has been in an on-screen matchup with Tristan MacManus in Dancing with the Stars (2005).

Gladys Knight is a member of the following lists: Knight musical family, Dancing with the Stars (U. S. TV series) participants and People self-identifying as problem gamblers.


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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Gladys Knight72 TaurusSinger
William McDowell-Relative
Les Brown71 AquariusTV Personality
Barry Hankerson70Music Producer
James Newman (ex Spouse)-Relative


Male196254 years old
Female196353 years old
Male26th September, 196946 years old


Super Bowl Gospel Celebration2015Gladys KnightMovie
Seasons of Love2014Ms. AngieMovie
The First Family2012Grandma CarolynTV Show
Hot in Cleveland2010Miss ShondaTV Show
I Can Do Bad All by Myself2009WilmaMovie
Unbeatable Harold2006PhyllisMovie
30 Rock2006Gladys KnightTV Show
House of Payne2006Gladys KnightTV Show
Hollywood Homicide2003Olivia RobidouxMovie
The Jamie Foxx Show1996Janice KingTV Show
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995ChocolateTV Show
JAG1995EttaTV Show
New York Undercover1994NatalieTV Show
Twenty Bucks1993Mrs. McCormacMovie
Living Single1993Odelle JonesTV Show
Out All Night1992Gladys KnightTV Show
Desperado1987Mona LisaTV Movie
A Different World1987Gladys KnightTV Show
Charlie & Co.1985Diana RichmondTV Show
CBS Schoolbreak Special1984Dr. Donna RobinsonTV Show
Pipe Dreams1976Maria WilsonMovie
The Jeffersons1975Gladys KnightTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (6)

janie nelums PhillipsJul 10, 2011

Is the song Till i see you again on u tube? That is my favorite of all time I sang that to my husband as he was leaving for Germany !28 rs ago

Nathaniel AskewJan 26, 2011

Looking for the song with the lyrics " I'm going to wait right here till I see you again"

NatalieMar 27, 2010

This song is on Gladys Knight gospel cd Many Different Roads.

Deborah EdwardsMar 15, 2010

I am looking for a gospel song that Gladys Knight sang. It starts: `Good Morning Heavenly Father`. Thank You!!

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    Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 196...

    Confirmed Relationships4
    Longest Relationship16 yrs, 8 mths
    Shortest Relationship4 yrs
    Average Relationship Length9 yrs, 8 mths
    First Name Gladys
    Middle Name Maria
    Last Name Knight
    Full Name at Birth Gladys Maria Knight
    Alternative Name The Empress of Soul
    Age 72 years
    Birthday 17th May, 1944
    Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Height 5' 3½" (161 cm)
    Build Average
    Hair Color Brown - Dark
    Zodiac Sign Taurus
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity Black
    Nationality American
    Occupation Text Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman, Author
    Occupation Singer
    Claim to Fame Gladys Knight & the Pips
    Music Genre (Text) Motown sound, R&B, smooth soul, pop soul, soft rock, gospel, funk, doo-wop, boogie, soul, pop
    Music Genre R&B
    Year(s) Active 1953–present
    Music Style Soul, Urban, Motown, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul, Disco, Quiet Storm
    Music Mood Elegant, Stylish, Intimate, Romantic, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sensual, Exuberant, Poignant, Sweet, Sentimental, Passionate
    Instrument Vocals
    Instrument (text) Vocals, piano
    Record Label Vee-Jay, Motown, Buddah, Columbia, MCA, Verve
    Associated Acts Gladys Knight & the Pips
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