Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

American singer, songwriter, and pianist
The undisputed Queen of Soul, her gospel-tinged R&B displays one of the greatest voices in recording history.
BornMarch 25, 1942
HometownMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Net worth$10 million
Height5'5" (1.65m)
SpouseGlynn Turman, Ted White
ChildrenClarence Franklin, Kecalf Cunningham, Edward Franklin, Ted White Jr.
ParentsBarbara Siggers Franklin, C. L. Franklin


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