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Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

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Full NameGladys Knight
Net Worth$28 Million
Date Of BirthMay 28, 1944
Age75 years 2 months
Place Of BirthAtlanta, Georgia USA
Height5 ft 3 in (1.613 m)
Weight60 pounds
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Actor, Author, Businessperson, Humanitarian
EducationGesu Catholic Grade School, Shaw University - Honorary Doctorate in Performing Arts
SpouseWilliam McDowell (m. 2001), Les Brown (m. 1995-1997), Barry Hankerson (m. 1974-1981), James Newman (m. 1960-1973)
ChildrenKenya Newman, Shanga-Ali Hankerson, James "Jimmy" Newman
ParentsSarah Elizabeth Woods, Merald Woodlow Knight, Sr.
SiblingsWilliam McDowell (m. 2001),
NicknamesLicense to kill - Gladys Knight , Gladys Knights , Gladys Maria Knight , The Empress of Soul , Empress of Soul
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AwardsGrammy Awards for the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group without Vocal/ Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album/Best Gospel Performance/ Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album, NAACP Image Award, BET Inaugural Best Living Legend Award/Lifetime Achievement Award, Soul Train Music Awards Lifetime Achieveme...
Record LabelsVee-Jay, Motown, Buddah, Columbia, MCA, Verve
AlbumsI Feel a Song (1974), Neither One of Us (1973), Imagination (1973), Claudine (1974), All Our Love (1987), Good Woman (1991)
NominationsGeorgia Music Hall of Fame, Hit Parade Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame
MoviesPipe Dreams (1976), Hollywood Homicide (2003), I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)
TV ShowsBenson, The Jeffersons, A Different World, Living Single, The Jamie Foxx Show, New York Undercover, House Of Payne (2009), The First Family (2012), Dancing with the Stars (2012)

Quotes of Gladys Knight

1Believe me when I say this: you can't please everyone in concert, even though I still want to. Someone always wants you to sing a song that isn't necessarily on your set list. So I'm heavy on the medleys these days.

Quick Facts of Gladys Knight

1Born on the exact same day as Rudy Giuliani, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Sondra Locke and Billy Vera.
2Currently tours with her choir "Saints Unified Voices" throughout the United States at LDS (Mormon) church meetinghouses, cultural events and concerts. Ray Charles' last album contains a duet with Gladys Knight which received a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance (Duet). [February 2005]
3She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 27, 1995.
4She owns a chain of chicken and waffles restaurants based in Atlanta.
5Has an older sister, Brenda Knight, and a younger brother, David Knight.
6The name, "The Pips", came from the name of their manager, James "Pip" Wood, who is also Knight's cousin.
7Parents are Merald Woodlow Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Knight.
8Had a gambling problem.
9Mother of Jimmy Newman III (died 1999), Kenya Jackson (née Newman), and Shanga Hankerson.
10Once performed "Licence to Kill" in concert at Caesars Atlantic City for Jason Allentoff and Brandon Allentoff.
11Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
12Ranked #18 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
13Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips) in 1996.
14Sister of Merald Knight, cousin of William Guest, and Edward Patten.
15Aunt, by marriage, of singer Aaliyah (she was married to Aaliyah's uncle Barry Hankerson).
16She has three children, sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
17Won on "Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour" (1948) at age seven.

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