Legendary singer, Gladys Knight made the headlines for performing the national anthem at the center stage of Super Bowl between New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. She made the headlines as many other singers like Rihanna, Pink and Cardi B refused to perform at the center stage. In the year 2016, Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem as a sign of protest and Gladys is here to bring soul to the national anthem.
Gladys Knight, an American singer-songwriter and actress, is the seven-time winner of the Grammy Awards. She rose to prominence during the ’60s 70’s and ’80s with her band named, Gladys Knight and the Pips. Let’s dig into Gladys Knight wiki, age, height. married life, divorce, children, career, and net worth.
|Birth Name||Gladys Knight|
|Birthplace||Atlanta, Georgia, the USA|
|Height||5ft and 31/2 inches|
|Profession||American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and author|
|Parents||Merald Woodlow Knight Sr. and Sara Elizabeth.|
|Siblings||Brenda, Merald Jr., and David|
|Net worth||28 million|
After three unsuccessful marriages, Gladys found love with her husband, William McDowell
Gladys got married three times and all of them ended in divorce, and finally, she found her soulmate in her husband, William McDowell. The couple got married in 2001, and together they have ten great-grandchildren and seventeen grandchildren.
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Gladys first marriage was when she was 16-years-old with musician James Newman in 1960 who got into the addiction of drugs. The couple had a son named, James Gaston Newman III and later James abandoned the family. Then, she got married to Barry Hankerson in 1974 only to divorce him and fight for the custody of his son, Shanga Hankerson. Also, Gladys got married to Les Brown and got divorced two years later in 1997.
Professional Career: Gladys Knight Net Worth?
First, Gladys came to limelight when she won the Original Amateur Show when she was seven years old, and later that year she formed a band named Pips with her sister, Brenda, Merald, and others. With the group, she gave several hit songs like “Take me in your arms and love me,” “I don’t want to do wrong” and so on.
Gladys recorded two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles with “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That is What Friends Are For,” six number-one R&B collections and eleven number-one R&B singles. Also, She won seven Grammy Awards and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the group, ”The Pips.” Gladys is one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Apart from her singing career, Gladys also made her way into the silver screens with movies like Pipe Dreams, Twenty Bucks, Hollywood Homicide and so on. For the film, Pipe Dreams, she got nominated by the Golden Globe Awards for New Star of the Year. Also, Gladys made an appearance in several TV Shows and series like The Muppet Show, Charlie & Co, 30 Rock, The First Family and so on.
With all these works, Gladys has accumulated a net worth of around 28 million dollars with her career as a singer.
Gladys Knight Wiki-Bio: Age, Birthday, Siblings, Height, Weight, and Size
Gladys was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA on 28th May 1944. She is of American nationality and part of the African-American ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Gladys is the daughter of a postal worker, Merald Woodlow Knight Sr. and Sara Elizabeth. She shares her childhood with three siblings, Brenda, Merald Jr., and David, who is no more with Gladys and her family.
Gladys stands tall with a height of 5ft and 31/2 inches and weighs around 60kgs. She has got a black hair color with black eyes.