Saturday, March 26, 2011

there's a new me coming out, and i just had to live


Happy birthday to Miss Diana Ross, who today turns 67 years young. The woman is a honest-to-form triple threat: she can sing, dance, act - and do it all while rocking some fabulous hair! I love the way that Blogue intros their tribute to the singing siren: "Before there was Beyonce, there was Diana Ross." It's very true, when you think about it - the similarities between these two women are uncanny.
Perhaps best known for her lead singer status in powerhouse 1960s girl group, The Supremes, Diana went solo in 1970 and has never looked back. Considered the most successful female recording artist of the 20th century (it's a fact acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records), Diana had a record-breaking eighteen #1 records, has sold over 100 million records around the world, and has garnered eight American Music Awards, twelve Grammy nominations, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award nomination (for Best Actress in Lady Sings the Blues), as well as two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With that laundry list of accomplishments, Diana has earned the right to be a diva (with a capital 'D'!)
As the birthday gal has herself said, "It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it!"

Title: from "I'm Coming Out" (Diana Ross)

4 comments:

SummerB said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love Diana! :)!
....And reading your post on Elizabeth Taylor the other day made me start thinking about the lovely older stars still alive and Ross was one :) ...along with BB and Lauren Bacall to name a few...it great to celebrate the last of glamorous old school diva's etc, that's why I love reading ya site! :)!... xx

Mary ♥ Mur said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

♥Love your blog♥

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SummerB - I loved reading your comment. I've been so down lately, thinking that we've lost so many great stars in a very short amount of time. But I hardly ever stop to celebrate all the wonderful people we've still got around.
BB, Bacall, all the sixties Brit chicks... Why, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine are both alive as well - and they're both into their 90s!
This was great - it definitely helped me find a silver lining :)
xxo

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Mary Mur - thank you very much! I quite like your site as well :)

xxo,
Alexis