Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
1942 - 2018

Aretha Franklin  American Singer


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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.


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: American dance musicians, American pop singers and American rock singers.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating2 3 years 1 year, 8 months 5 months, 3 days
Engaged1 28 years - -
Married2 8 years 7 years, 5 months 6 years, 10 months
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, Aretha Louise Franklin, Aretha Franklin
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
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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 • actress • pianist • activist
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Respect
Music Genre (Text) Soul, Dance, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Gospel
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
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), J.V.B, 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, Smokey Robinson, The Caravans, The Soul Stirrers, Dionne Warwick, James Brown, Mahalia Jackson, Patti LaBelle
Official Websites,,
Family Member Whitney Houston (Goddaughter)

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. 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 the age of 18, she embarked on a secular musical career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin's career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success 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 her 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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Partner Comparison

Aretha Franklin76 AriesSinger
Willie Wilkerson-
Glynn Turman75 AquariusActor
Eumir Deodato79 GeminiMusician
Ken Cunningham (I)-
Ted White-Songwriter
Doc Powell-Guitarist


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
TedMale196457 years oldTed White
Kecalf28th March, 197051 years oldKen Cunningham (I)


Blues Brothers 20001998Mrs. MurphyMovie
Murphy Brown1988Aretha FranklinTV Show
The Blues Brothers1980Soul Food Cafe OwnerMovie
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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