How tall is Aretha Franklin?
Aretha Franklin’s height is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm).
How much does Aretha Franklin weight?
She weights 260 lbs (118 kg).
When was Aretha Franklin born?
Her birthday’s on March 25, 1942.
When did Aretha Franklin die?
She died on August 16, 2018.
How old was Aretha Franklin when she died?
She was 76.
What was the cause of Aretha Franklin’s death?
She died of pancreatic cancer.
Aretha Franklin Body Measurements
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Quick Biography Facts:
Born Name: Aretha Louise Franklin
Nick Name: Queen of Soul
Sun Sign: Aries
Born Place: Memphis, TN, USA
Education: She was mostly self-taught
Occupation: Singer, actress
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Aretha Franklin Family:
Father – Reverend Clarence L. Franklin
Mother – Barbara Siggers Franklin (died from heart attack)
Siblings – she has 4 siblings
Husband – 1. Ted White (1961-1969)
2. Husband Glynn Turman (1978-1984)
Children – 1. Son Ted White, Jr (with Ted White)
2. Son Kecalf (with Ken Cunningham)
In details: Aretha Franklin: Her Husbands and Children
How did Aretha Franklin become so famous?
Aretha Franklin, a daughter of Baptist minister, started her career as a singer at a church choir. Soon the strong unique voice, which was so unusual for a teenager of her age, helped Aretha become a soloist in the choir.
Being just 14 year old girl, Aretha Franklin recorded her first album. The girl was called “the child prodigy” and dreamed to make career of a singer. But her dreams were interrupted by unexpected motherhood.
Aretha raised two boys alone and that’s why made a pause in her career.
Later Aretha’s granny took the boys under her career and the future star moved to New York in order to pursue her career. She struggled for success during long six years, when finally fate gave her a smile.
She was signed by the label “Atlantic Records” and released the single “I Never Loved a Man”, which was her first step to stardom.
Aretha Franklin is the owner of numerous Grammy Awards. During the years of her career she has released 41 studio albums.
She has also turned her hand as an actress and participated in such screen projects as “Room 222”, “The Blues Brothers” etc.