Aretha Franklin

Birthday: Mar 25, 1942
Birthplace: Not Available
At 14, she performed and recorded "Precious Lord" before her father's congregation, Detroit's New Bethel Baptist Church. Columbia Records released her first album, The Great Aretha Franklin, in 1960. In 1972, she had a small role in the TV show Room 222. Made her film debut in 1980's The Blues Brothers, singing "Think." In 1986, Michigan law makers declared her voice the state's greatest natural resource. In 1987, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1994, she was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2006, she became the first female artist to be honored by the United Negro College Fund with the Award of Excellence. Sang at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009. Has been awarded honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
99% Amazing Grace Actor 2019
88% Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives Actor 2017
100% Stations of the Elevated Actor 2014
96% Muscle Shoals Actor $0.7M 2013
67% The Zen Of Bennett Actor 2012
No Score Yet Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum: Live - Legends Actor 2010
No Score Yet James Brown: Soul Session Actor 2006
No Score Yet Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: The Soul Years Actor 2004
90% Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Actor 2004
No Score Yet Sam Cooke: Legend Actor 2003
No Score Yet Montreux Dream Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Story of Gospel Music: The Power in the Voice Actor 1998
No Score Yet VH1 Divas Live 1998 Actor 1998
46% Blues Brothers 2000 Mrs. Murphy 1997
No Score Yet American Masters Actor 1989
No Score Yet James Brown & Friends: Set Fire to the Soul Actor 1988
No Score Yet James Brown & Friends: A Night of Super Soul Actor 1987
83% The Blues Brothers Mrs. Murphy 1980

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Performer
  • 2014
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Performer
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Performer
  • 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Musical Guest
  • 1994
  • 1980
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • 1991
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002

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