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Aretha Franklin

 
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Without knowing how to read music, Franklin taught herself to play the piano; at the young age of 12, she began to record songs and sing on gospel tours with her father. She signed her first record deal at age 18 with Columbia Records. In 1966 she moved to Atlantic Records, where she recorded many ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Without knowing how to read music, Franklin taught herself to play the piano; at the young age of 12, she began to record songs and sing on gospel tours with her father. She signed her first record deal at age 18 with Columbia Records. In 1966 she moved to Atlantic Records, where she recorded many ... (read complete bio)
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Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington

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Photo Flash: See Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & More in Photos From Aretha Franklin Biopic RESPECT
With a story by Callie Khouri¬†(Oscar¬¬ģ¬†winner¬†for Writing,¬†Thelma & Louise) and ÔĽ¬ŅTracey Scott Wilson, and screenplay written by Tracey Scott Wilson.¬†Wilson and Tommy have worked together creatively since the 2009 play¬†The Good Negro¬†written by Wilson, directed by Tommy at The Public Theatre.

Date Taken:
2021-05-05

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