Facts of Gladys Maria
|Full Name:||Gladys Maria|
|Age:||74 years 11 months|
|Birth Date:||May 28, 1944|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Father's Name:||Merald Woodlow Knight, Sr.|
|Mother's Name:||Sarah Elizabeth Woods|
|Husband / Wife Name:||William McDowell|
|Profession:||singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and author.|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 3 inches (1.61m)|
|Net Worth:||$28 million|
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Gladys Maria Knight is a singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, as well as an author. She has recorded two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles, eleven number-one R&B singles, and six number-one R&B albums.
Gladys Maria Knight age (74 years), early life
Gladys Maria was born on 28th May 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She was born on the womb of the mother Sarah Elizabeth Woods and was raised by the father Merald Woodlow Knight, Sr. Altogether, she has two siblings a sister, named Brenda, and brothera, Merald Knight Jr. and David Knight.
During the year 1961, she had recorded the single, “Every Beat of My Heart”, which was written for Knight by R&B producer Johnny Otis. This recorded was released in the tiny Atlanta Huntom label, which was eventually picked up by Vee-Jayay Records. The same moment, she had signed with Bobby Robinson’s label, Fury Records.
Furthermore, she was a bright student at her school and colleges but there is no information regarding her education.
Gladys Maria Knight career (songs) and net worth
Gladys Maria started her career when she had joined the Motown Records roster in 1966. The year, she had scored several major hit singles, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, “Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me”, “Friendship Train”, “If I Were Your Woman”, “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong”, the Grammy Award-winning “Neither One of Us”, and “Daddy Could Swear”.
Likewise, she decided to pursue a solo career and she and the Pips recorded their final LP together in 1987. Then, she had started appearing alongside Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, and Diana Ross at the ‘Divas with Heart’ concert in aid of cardiac research, at New York’s Radio City Hall in 2008. The next year (2009), she got an opportunity to tour the United Kingdom which featured Tito Jackson as her supporting act and special appearances by Dionne Warwick.
Besides singing, she had made her acting debut as the lead in the movies Pipe Dreams in the year 1976. During the 1980s and 1990s, she had featured on Benson, The Jeffersons, A Different World, Living Single, The Jamie Foxx Show, and New York Undercover. She had also appeared as herself in the musical drama TV series Star. In 2019, she was revealed to have been the Bee on The Masked Singer in 2019.
Furthermore, she earns the net worth of $28 million.
Gladys Maria Knight personal life
Gladys Maria is a married woman and has married four times. First, she had married James Newman in 1960. The couple was blessed with two children but the couple got divorced in 1973. Her second husband was Barry Hankerson and they wed on 12 October 1974. The couple had a child together but after 5 years of marriage, they were separated in 1979.
Likewise, she had married her third husband named Les Brown. The couple had married on 29 August 1995 and had got separated after two years i.e, 1997. Then again, on 12 April 2001, she had married her fourth husband named William McDowell. Furthermore, there is no information regarding the couples future plan as well as there is no sign of their separation.
Gladys Maria body measurements
Gladys Maria obtains the height of 5ft 3 inches and owns a weigh of 60 kg. She has beautiful black hair and a pair of black eyes. Besides this, there is no information regarding her other body measurements.
Gladys Maria is active on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. She has gained more than 355k followers on Twitter, more than 56k followers on Facebook, and over 290k followers on Instagram.