Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight  American Singer


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Gladys Knight and William McDowell are married.


Gladys Knight was previously married to Les Brown (1995 - 1997), Barry Hankerson (1974 - 1979) and James Newman (ex Spouse) (1960 - 1964).


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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Relationship Statistics

Married4 17 years, 10 months 10 years, 9 months 4 years
Total4 17 years, 10 months 10 years, 9 months 4 years


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

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 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

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


JamesMale196254 years old
KenyaFemale196353 years old
JomoMale26th September, 196947 years old


Empire2015Gladys KnightTV Show
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
Las Vegas2003Gladys KnightTV Show
Ally McBeal1997Gladys KnightTV Show
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
Baywatch1989Gladys 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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