Aretha Franklin

Actor · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 68
Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. read more

Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin's career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", "Think", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I Never Loved a Man ", and "I Say a Little Prayer", propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as "The Queen of Soul".

Birth Name

Aretha Louise Franklin

Born

Wednesday, 25 March 1942

Died

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Actress Filmography

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Actress Filmography

You're Watching Video Music Box Self 2021
The Story of the Songs Self 2020
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Self 2020
Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President Self 2020
A Capitol Fourth Self - Performer 2020
The Apollo Herself / Self 2019
Hitsville: The Making of Motown Self 2019
A Year in Music Self 2019
What's My Name: Muhammad Ali Self 2019
Amazing Grace Self / Herself (archive footage) 2018
Quincy Self 2018
The '80s Greatest (archive footage) 2018
Whitney Self 2018
Michael Bolton Presents American Dream: Detroit Herself 2018
American Dream: Detroit Self - Interviewee 2018
Explained Self - Soul Artist 2018
Elvis Presley: The Searcher Self 2018
The Top Ten Revealed Self 2018
Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars Self 2017
George Michael: Freedom Self 2017
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives Self 2017
Jazz at the White House Self - Performer / Self 2016
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Self - Performer 2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015
The Meredith Vieira Show Self - Guest 2014
Rock Legends Self 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self - Musical Guest 2014
Led Zeppelin Played Here Self 2013
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Muscle Shoals Herself / Self 2013
The Zen of Bennett Self 2012
Too Young to Die Mrs. Murphy 2012
Tony Bennett: Duets II Self 2012
Lulu: Something to Shout About Self 2011
The Talk Self - Guest, Self - Musical Guest 2010
The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Herself / Self 2010
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 2009
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert Herself / Self 2009
The Jay Leno Show Self 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Herself - Musical Guest 2009
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There Self 2009
The 80th Annual Academy Awards Self 2008
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards Self 2008
The Real Housewives of New York City Self 2008
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 2006
Rachael Ray Self - Guest 2006
Deal or No Deal Self 2005
20 to 1 Self 2005
The 59th Annual Tony Awards Self - Performer 2005
Dancing with the Stars Self 2005
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music Self 2005
The Insider Herself 2004
Tom Dowd & the Language of Music Self 2004
Sam Cooke: Legend Self / Herself 2003
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards Self 2003
It's Black Entertainment Mrs. Murphy (archive footage) / Mrs. Murphy 2002
Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America Self 2001
VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin Self 2001
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song Self 2001
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration Self 2000
Independent Lens Self 1999
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music Aretha / Self - Performer 1998
Blues Brothers 2000 Mrs. Murphy 1998
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards Self - Performer 1998
Behind the Music Self 1997
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Homebuilt Computer / Singer / Singer (voice) 1997
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1997
VH1 Legends Self 1996
Rock & Roll Self 1995
The History of Rock 'n' Roll Self 1995
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self - Honoree 1994
Sinatra Duets Self 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage) 1994
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1994
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Herself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Herself - Musical Guest 1993
The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala Self 1993
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1992
Later... With Jools Holland Self 1992
Oscar's Greatest Moments Self 1992
Eurythmics: Greatest Hits Self (segment "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves") 1991
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Self 1990
Murphy Brown Aretha Franklin 1988
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll Self 1987
Nightlife Self 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Fame, Fortune and Romance Self 1986
Women in Rock Self 1986
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me herself / Self 1982
Entertainment Tonight Self, Herself (archive footage) 1981
Solid Gold Self 1980
The Blues Brothers Mrs. Murphy / Soul Food Cafe Owner 1980
Live Wednesday Self 1978
20/20 Self 1978
The 50th Annual Academy Awards Self - Performer 1978
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1977
All You Need Is Love Self 1977
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television Self 1975
Saturday Night Live Herself - Musical Guest, Self - Musical Guest 1975
Dinah! Self - Guest 1974
The Mac Davis Show Self 1974
Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly Self 1973
The Midnight Special Herself, Herself - Host 1972
Black Rodeo Self 1972
Soul Train Self - Guest, Self 1971
Great Performances Self 1971
Flip Self 1970
Room 222 Inez Jackson 1969
The David Frost Show Self - Guest 1969
This Is Tom Jones Self - Guest 1969
Black Journal Self 1968
Operation: Entertainment Self 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Self - Guest 1967
Dream Girl of '67 Self - Fashion Host 1966
Where the Action Is Self - Guest 1965
Hollywood a Go Go Self - Singer 1964
The Lloyd Thaxton Show Self 1964
Shindig! Self - Singer 1964
The Hollywood Palace Self - Singer 1964
Top of the Pops Self, Herself (archive footage) 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest, Herself - Musical Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Musical Guest 1961
The Kraft Music Hall Self 1958
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Herself - Musical Guest 1957
American Bandstand Herself 1952

Producer Filmography

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