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Aretha Franklin

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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Stations of the Elevated
  • Actor
2014
96% Muscle Shoals
  • Actor
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 Let Freedom Sing! How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movment
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Tom Jones - This is Tom Jones
  • Actor
2007
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 Best of the 60's
  • Actor
2002
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
47% Blues Brothers 2000
  • Mrs. Murphy
1997
No Score Yet Aretha Franklin Greatest Hits (1980-1994)
  • Actor
1994
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
No Score Yet Women in Rock
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Aretha Franklin - Live at Park West
  • Actor
1985
85% The Blues Brothers
  • Mrs. Murphy
1980
No Score Yet Aretha - Ridin' on the Freeway
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Performer
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Actor
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Appearing
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010
  • Performer
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest

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