Anna Gordy Gaye

American musician and businesswoman Anna Gordy Gaye

Anna Gordy Gaye, born Anna Ruby Gordy, is an American businesswoman, composer and songwriter. An elder sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, she co-founded the photo concession at Detroit's Flame Show Bar, with sister Gwen. In 1958, she co-founded the record label, Anna Records, alongside Gwen and Billy Davis.
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Ex-wife of Marvin Gaye dies
CNN - about 4 years
Anna Gordy Gaye, the sister of Motown's founder and ex-wife of late legendary singer Marvin Gaye, has died.
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Anna Gordy Gaye, sister of Motown founder and soul singer Marvin Gaye's ex-wife, dies at 92
Brandon Sun - about 4 years
DETROIT - Anna Gordy Gaye, who was married to musical great Marvin Gaye and whose brother founded Motown Records, has died. A statement released by the family says Gordy Gaye died at her Los Angeles home Friday while surrounded by family, including her son, Marvin Gaye III. She was 92. Her
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 92
    Gordy died on January 31, 2014, three days after her 92nd birthday, following years of declining health.
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  • 2008
    Age 86
    Gordy never remarried following her divorce. Her last public appearance came in June 2008 when she attended the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Heart Foundation event where brother Berry was being honored.
  • 1984
    Age 62
    Marvin's death in 1984 devastated Anna; later she and Marvin's three children scattered most of his ashes near the Pacific Ocean while Anna kept a portion.
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  • 1983
    Age 61
    Anna also attended the Grammy Awards in 1983, where Marvin won two trophies.
  • 1982
    Age 60
    In the 1980s, Marvin and Anna reconciled as friends and Anna was on hand with Marvin at industry events following the release of his comeback album, Midnight Love, in 1982.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1978
    Age 56
    Released in December 1978, Gordy heard the album and threatened to sue Marvin for $5 million for invasion of privacy.
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  • 1975
    Age 53
    In November 1975, Gordy filed for divorce.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 44
    The marriage between Marvin and Anna was reportedly turbulent, leading to public spats. In order to bring some stability to their home life, Anna and Marvin adopted a little boy who was born on November 17, 1966.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1959
    Age 37
    Gordy first met Marvin Gaye in 1959 when Gaye was just 20 years old, singing with Harvey and the New Moonglows. Gaye soon began working at Anna Records and soon developed an attraction to Ms. Gordy. They eventually began dating in 1960. After a three-year courtship, they married in June 1963.
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  • 1958
    Age 36
    In 1958, she founded the label, Anna Records, with musician Billy Davis.
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  • 1957
    Age 35
    Around 1957, she distributed a couple recordings for Gone Records.
  • 1956
    Age 34
    In 1956, Anna began her career distributing records with Checker Records.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Age 0
    Born Anna Ruby Gordy on January 28, 1922 in Oconee, Georgia, she was the third eldest of Berry Gordy Sr. (Berry Gordy II) and Bertha Ida (née Fuller) Gordy's eight children.
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