Born on this day in 1944: Legendary singer and actress Diana Ross


Diana Ross poses backstage with her Lifetime Achievement award at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Born on March 26, 1944, Diana Ross is a legendary singer and actress. She got her start in the 1960s with her involvement in The Supremes. She contributed to the group’s immense success before embarking on a solo career in the 1970s, producing hits like “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Ross expanded into acting, notably starring in films such as “Lady Sings the Blues,” earning an Academy Award nomination, along with roles in “Mahogany” and “The Wiz.”

In 1993, she was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female music artist in history, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. Honored for her contributions, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a member of The Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.

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