You may have heard about Gladys Knight, an American actress, singer, songwriter, and businessman. She rose to fame after her single “That’s What Friends Are For”. Throughout her career, the American singer has won seven Grammy Awards.
Gladys Knight: Early Life, Family, and Education
Gladys Knight with the birth name Gladys Maria Knight was born to father Merald Woodlw Knight Sr. and to mother Sarah Elizabeth on May 28, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is White. She has two brothers named Merald Jr. and David and has a sister named Brenda. According to sources, her older brother David is dead. She spends her childhood with her family in her hometown.
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And talking about her education status, she has not disclosed any information about her education to the media. But as far as we know, she used to participate in several singing competitions since her young age.
Gladys Knight Husband and Kids
If you are wondering about the talented singer’s personal life, then she is already married four times. Talking about her current relationship, then she is married to William McDowell. The couple married in 2001. They are spending their happy life in North Carolina. But we haven’t got any information about their child.
Gladys Knight with Husband William McDowell
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Well, talking about her past relationship, then she first was married at the age of 16 with James ‘Jimmy’ Newman. They together had kids named Jimmy Gaston Newman III, and Kenya. But their relationship didn’t seem well and they divorced in 1973. As per reports from media outlets, she was also married to Barry Hankerson.
Gladys Knight Songs and Movies
Gladys Knight had a keen interest in singing since her childhood. At her young age, she practices singing by performing in the church choir. While she was 8, she was able to be first in Ted Mack’s The Original Amateur Hour TV show contest. After that, she wanted to get forward in singing career, so in 1952, she created her own group named Gladys Knight & the Pips with her brother, sister, and her cousin William. The greatest hit songs of her include “Letter Full of Tears”, “Save The Overtime For Me”, “That’s What Friends Are For”, and many more.
The talented singer has also developed her interest in acting. The Grammy Award-winning singer also finds happiness in acting where she debuted with the movie “Pipe Dreams” in 1976. She didn’t only receive awards in singing but was also able to gain a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. Her other movies and TV shows include ‘Charlie & Co’, ‘Benson’, ‘The Jeffersons’, ‘A Different World’, ‘Living Single’, ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’, ‘New York Undercover’, and many more.
Gladys Knight Net Worth
An American Grammy Award-winning singer has accumulated a massive amount of money from her career as an acting and singer. Besides, that, she is also a known businesswoman, so we believe she has gained a huge amount of money. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.
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