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Dionne Warwick

Actress and Singer
Female
Hometown East Orange, New ...
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater Hartt College of ...
Other Names Warwick, Marie Di...
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Build Slim

Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and TV show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health. Having been in a partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era (1955–1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Lee Drinkard and Mancel Warrick married and Dionne was born on December 12, 1940. … Read More

TEENAGE

1958 17 Years Old In 1958, Warwick, Myrna Utley, Carol Slade, and Warwick's sister Delia, who by this time had begun to be known professionally as Dee Dee Warwick, formed their own group, which they called "The Gospelaires." … Read More

TWENTIES

1962 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Warwick was signed to Bacharach's and David's production company, according to Warwick, which in turn was signed to Scepter Records in 1962 by Greenberg. … Read More
1963 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The demo version of "It's Love That Really Counts", along with her original demo of "Make It Easy on Yourself", would surface on Dionne's debut Scepter album, Presenting Dionne Warwick, which was released in early 1963.
1964 23 Years Old 1 More Event
This was followed by "Walk On By" in April 1964, a major international hit and million seller that solidified her career. … Read More
1965 24 Years Old In the May 21, 1965 Time cover article entitled "The Sound of the Sixties," Dionne Warwick's sound was described as follows: "Swinging World. … Read More
1966 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The mid-1960s to early 1970s became an even more successful time period for Warwick, who saw a string of Gold selling albums and Top 20 and Top 10 hit singles. "Message to Michael", a Bacharach-David composition that the duo was certain was a "man's song", became a top 10 hit for Warwick in May 1966.
The January 1967 LP Here Where There Is Love was her first RIAA certified Gold Album and featured "Alfie", and two 1966 hits: "Trains and Boats and Planes" and "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself". "Alfie" had become a radio hit when disc jockeys across the nation began to play the album cut early in 1967. "Alfie" was released as the "B" side of a Bacharach/David ballad, "The Beginning of Loneliness", which charted in the Hot 100. … Read More
…  Dionne has a sister Delia ("Dee Dee") and a brother, Mancel Jr., who was killed in an accident in 1968 at the age of 21. … Read More

THIRTIES

Warwick's final Bacharach/David penned single was March 1971's "Who Gets the Guy", and her final "official" Scepter single release was "He's Moving On" b/w "Amanda", both from the soundtrack of the motion picture adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's The Love Machine. … Read More
1975 - 1977 2 More Events
1979 38 Years Old With the move to Arista Records and the release of her RIAA certified million seller "I'll Never Love This Way Again" in 1979, Dionne was again enjoying top success on the charts. … Read More
In 1980, Dionne won the NARAS Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for "I'll Never Love This Way Again" and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female for "Déjà Vu". … Read More

FORTIES

1982 41 Years Old 1 More Event
After a brief appearance in the Top Forty in early 1982 with Johnny Mathis on "Friends in Love" — from the album of the same name — Warwick's next hit later that same year was her full-length collaboration with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees for the album Heartbreaker. … Read More
1984 43 Years Old Of note was a reunion with the original Shirelles on Warwick's cover of "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow?" The album Finder Of Lost Loves followed in 1984 and reunited her with both Barry Manilow and Burt Bacharach, who was writing with his then current lyricist partner and wife, Carole Bayer Sager.
1985 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, Warwick contributed her voice to the multi-Grammy Award winning charity song We Are the World, along with vocalists like Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and Ray Charles. … Read More

FIFTIES

1991 50 Years Old …  Due to the reported mismanagement of her business affairs, she lists liabilities that include nearly $7 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 1991 to 1999 and more than $3 million in business taxes owed to the state of California. … Read More
Warwick's most publicized album during this period was 1993's "Friends Can Be Lovers", which was produced in part by Ian Devaney and Lisa Stansfield. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2002 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 65 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared on the May 24, 2006, fifth-season finale of American Idol. … Read More
A compilation CD of her greatest hits and love songs "The Love Collection" entered the UK pop charts at number 27 on February 16, 2008.
2011 70 Years Old …  In March 2011, Warwick appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice 4. … Read More
2012 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2012, Warwick performed "Walk On By" on The Jonathan Ross Show. … Read More
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