Dionne Warwick

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Real name is Marie Dionne Warrick
Also known as The Princess of Pop
Was born at 12 December 1940 (now is 77 years old) in East Orange, New Jersey, USA
There is some small facts about Dionne Warwick:
  • First cousin of 'Whitney Houston (I)' .
  • On the advice of her numerologist, she added an "e" to her last name and spelled it that way professionally before reverting back to her original spelling.
  • Mother of 'David Elliott (V)' , and 'Damon Elliott' .
  • Arrested on misdemeanor charge 12 May, 2002 at Miami International Airport for carrying 11 marijuana cigarettes, found in empty lipstick container, less than 5 grams of marijuana. A friend told reporters Warwick uses marijuana to fight effects of glaucoma. On 5 June 2002, AP reports that charges against Warwick were dropped after Miami-Dade County judge agreed to plea bargain deal, which included Warwick's completion of drug treatment program. She did not appear in court, but in a statement said, "To this day, I am puzzled about exactly what happened at the Miami International Airport. But through the grace of God, I can now put this unpleasant chapter behind me." Her plea also included her donation of $250 to a group which supports children born with HIV. Warwick also agreed to make an anti-drug public service announcement directed at youth.
  • Celebrity spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network and hostess for its infomercials in the 1990s.
  • Ranked #42 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
  • Honorary Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Although Warwick had a handful of Top Ten hits during the 1960s, many of her songs were not given the chance to shine. Such songs include "Any Old Time of the Day," "Here Where There Is Love," "The Wine Is Young," "Check Out Time," "Wives and Lovers," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," "Knowing When to Leave," "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "Let Me Be Lonely," "Forever My Love," "In the Land of Make Believe," "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "The Look of Love," and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head".
  • As a teenager, she formed 'The Gospelaires' , with sister 'Dee Dee Warwick' and aunt 'Cissy Houston' .
  • Graduated from East Orange High School in East Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
  • Was named the U.S. Ambassador of Health in 1987.
  • In the 1960s, she worked with 'Burt Bacharach' and 'Hal David (I)' who wrote most of her songs.
  • Began singing at age 6 at a Baptist church.
  • Attended 'Karen Carpenter (I)' 's funeral on Tuesday, February 8, 1983. The services were held at United Methodist Church in Downey, California.
  • Although her real last name is Warrick, on her first hit record, "Don't Make Me Over", her record company misspelled her name "Warwick" on the label, and she's used it ever since.
  • Had a 12-year relationship with actor 'Gianni Russo (I)' best known for appearing as Carlo Rizzi, Connie Corleone's husband, in The Godfather (1972) .
  • Dionne's younger sister, 'Dee Dee Warwick' , died Saturday October 19, 2008 at a New Jersey nursing home, with her elder sister by her side, after having been in poor health for several months, according to a family spokesman. She was 63.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • She was raised on Sterling Street in East Orange, New Jersey.
  • She attended the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. She met 'Burt Bacharach' there, when she was 18 years old.
  • She sang at St. Mark's Methodist Church in East Orange at 6 years old and later at New Hope Baptist Church on Sussex Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
  • She was awarded five Grammy Awards. She has earned 18 top-20 US hits, including 12 songs written by 'Burt Bacharach' .
  • Her childhood (Lincoln) elementary school was renamed Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneusrhip (Kindergarten to 5th grade) in East Orange, New Jersey.
  • She has six grandchildren.
  • Originally a mezzo-soprano at the height of her career, but since her voice has deepened due to life long smoking and age, now performs in the contralto range.
  • Second cousin of 'Bobbi Kristina Brown' .
  • She and her cousin, 'Whitney Houston (I)' were inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013 for their services to arts and entertainment.
  • In 1962 she recorded "Make It Easy On Yourself" for Scepter Records, but was angered when she discovered that the label was going to release 'Jerry Butler (II)' 's version of it and not hers. To mollify her, the label said that they would have songwriters 'Hal David (I)' and 'Burt Bacharach' write a song especially for her. She snapped, "Don't make me over, man", meaning "Don't try to con me". Bacharach and David thought that phrase would make a great title for a song, and wrote "Don't Make Me Over" for her, which became her debut song and was a major hit.
  • (July 2005) Attended 'Luther Vandross' ' funeral in New York, USA. She read Vandross' obituary and a letter from 'Gladys Knight' , who was unable to attend the service.
  • (December 2010) South Orange, New Jersey
  • February 25th 2003 - European tour and will be out of the States until April 2003.
  • She added an "e" to the end of her first name in 1971. She did so on the advice of her astrologer. She removed the "e" in 1975, saying it had been a mistake.
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There is the list of movies, where Dionne Warwick was taked part:
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1 All-Star Party for Dutch Reagan movie All-Star Party for Dutch Reagan 1985 as Herself
2 All-Star Party for Lucille Ball movie All-Star Party for Lucille Ball 1984 as Herself
3 An Evening with Burt Bacharach movie An Evening with Burt Bacharach 1970 as Herself
4 An Evening with Dionne Warwick movie An Evening with Dionne Warwick 2001 as Herself - Interviewee
5 Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit movie Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit 1989 as Herself
6 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr. movie Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr. 1975 as Herself
7 Debby Boone... One Step Closer movie Debby Boone... One Step Closer 1982 as Herself
8 Dionne Warwick Japan Tour 2001 movie Dionne Warwick Japan Tour 2001 2001 as Herself
9 Especial Nochevieja 1987: Super 88 movie Especial Nochevieja 1987: Super 88 1988 as Herself - Performer
10 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask movie Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask 1971 as Herself
11 Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond movie Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond 2014 as Herself
12 Heres Television Entertainment movie Heres Television Entertainment 1983 as Herself
13 In Concert Classics Featuring Dionne Warwick movie In Concert Classics Featuring Dionne Warwick 1977 as Herself
14 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade movie Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 as Herself
15 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration movie Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 as Herself
16 My Music: Burt Bacharachs Best movie My Music: Burt Bacharachs Best 2013 as Herself
17 Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular movie Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001 as Herself - Host
18 Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration movie Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 as Herself
19 Stand-up Comics Take a Stand movie Stand-up Comics Take a Stand 1988 as Herself
20 Thats What Friends Are for: Aristas 15th Anniversary Concert movie Thats What Friends Are for: Aristas 15th Anniversary Concert 1990 as Herself
21 The 20th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1978 as Herself
22 The 21st Annual Grammy Awards movie The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 as Herself
23 The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards movie The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards 1980 as Herself
24 The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards movie The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 as Herself
25 The 25th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 25th Annual Grammy Awards 1983 as Herself
26 The 27th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 as Herself
27 The 28th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 as Herself
28 The 29th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 as Herself
29 The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 as Herself - Host
30 The 34th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 as Herself
31 The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 as Herself - Host
32 The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 as Herself - Host
33 The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards movie The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 as Herself - Host
34 The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest movie The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2005 as Herself
35 The Bacharach Sound movie The Bacharach Sound 1965 as Herself - Singer
36 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1984 as Herself
37 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2002 as Herself
38 Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love movie Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love 2012 as Herself
39 American Juniors movie American Juniors 2003 as Herself - Guest Judge
40 Beat! Beat! Beat! movie Beat! Beat! Beat! 1966 as Herself - Musician
There is the list of interview of Dionne Warwick:
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 17 October 1997, Iss. 401, pg. 74, by: Rob Brunner, "Psychic Friend's Guesswork"
There is the list of some articles of Dionne Warwick:
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 4 April 2011, Vol. 59, Iss. 14, pg. 12, by: Rob Moynihan, "Dionne: You're Fired"
  • "St. Paul Pioneer Press" (USA), 25 September 2008, by: Mary Ann Grossmann, "Dionne Warwick Signs Books Today"
  • "The Advocate" (USA), 25 January 1994, Iss. 646/647, pg. 127, by: Lance Loud, "That's What Funds Are For"
  • "Superhebdo" (France), 15 October 1970, Iss. 28, pg. 25, "U.S.A. 1970 : Dionne et Tom couronnĂ©s"
There is the list of some printed articles of Marie Dionne Warrick:
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1996, Vol. 11, Iss. 5, pg. 82-83, by: staff, "Smooth Operators: We Said A Little Prayer"
  • "Jeunesse CinĂ©ma" (France), July 1965, Iss. 91, pg. 62, "Toute la chanson"
  • "Mademoiselle Age Tendre" (France), December 1964, Iss. 2, pg. 66-67, "A quoi tient le charme des filles"
There is the list of some quotes of Dionne Warwick:
  • My self-imposed mandate is to be the voice for the voiceless.
  • My songs are like my children. I love every single one of them.
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