Rita Marley

Rita Marley

  • Highest Rated: 95% Marley (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (2009)
  • Birthday: Jul 25, 1946
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Raised in the Kingston, Jamaica, ghetto known as Trench Town by her aunt after her parents separated when she was 5. Won the "Lannaman's Children's Hour" talent show as a child with her rendition of Mario Lanza's "The Lord's Prayer." Wanted to become a nurse, but had to drop out of nursing school due to an unplanned pregnancy. Became friendly with Bob Marley after her group, the Soulettes, was signed to the same label as the Wailers, Studio One. The friendship eventually bloomed into love and they married in 1966. Dealt with his infidelity for much of their 15-year marriage; and, in fact, helped raise many of the children born from those dalliances. Joined the I-Threes, which also featured Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths, in 1974. They provided backup vocals for the Wailers after Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left the band. Survived a 1976 assassination attempt on her husband by gunmen hoping to disrupt a unity concert in Jamaica at a time when political tensions were heated there. They were both wounded, but still went on with the show. Started the Bob Marley Foundation, which helps people and organizations in developing countries, after her husband's 1981 death from cancer.

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95% Marley Actor $1.5M 2012
No Score Yet RasTa: A Soul's Journey Actor 2011
57% Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae Actor 2009
No Score Yet Africa Unite Actor 2008
No Score Yet Bob Marley: Catch Fire Actor 2007
88% The Mighty Quinn Wedding Singers and Band 1989
No Score Yet In Our Hands Actor 1984
No Score Yet Cool Runnings: A Reggae Movie Actor 1983


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