Aretha Franklin Biography, Facts & Life Story

Aretha Franklin American Singer, Song Writer, Pianist

Quick Facts

Known ForSuch hits as "Respect," "Freeway of Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer"

Nickname:The Queen of Soul

Full Name:Aretha Louise Franklin

Profession:Singer, Song Writer, Pianist


Date of Birth:March 25, 1942

Date of Death:August 16, 2018

Place of Death:Detroit, Michigan, United States

Cause of Death:Pancreatic cancer

Birthplace:Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)

Weight:79 kg (174 lbs)

Body Measurements:Not Known


Dress Size:9 US

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Aretha Franklin Education

School: The Juilliard School, Northern High School

College: Not Known

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Aretha Franklin Career

Profession: Singer, Song Writer, Pianist

Known For: Such hits as "Respect," "Freeway of Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer"

Debut TV Series/Movie: The Blues Brothers (Film 1980)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Show 1962)

Salary: Under review

Net Worth: USD $80 million (approx)

Family & Relatives

Father: C. L. Franklin

Mother: Barbara Siggers Franklin

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Divorced

Husband/Boyfriend: Glynn Turman (m. 1978–1984), Ted White (m. 1961–1969)

Children: 4

Son(s): Teddy Richards, Kecalf Cunningham, Edward Franklin, Clarence Franklin

Ex Boyfriends:

Donald Burke
Edward Jordan
Doc Powell
Ken Cunningham
Eumir Deodato
Willie Wilkerson

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