|Real Name/Full Name
|Marie Dionne Warwick
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Orange, New Jersey
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|12 December 1940
|83 years old
|In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|In Kilograms – 66 Kg
In Pounds – 145.50 lbs
|Pepper gray hair
|Father – Mancel Warrick
Mother – Lee Drinkard Warrick
|1) Dee Dee Warwick
2) Mancel Warrick, Jr.
|East Orange High School
|Hartt College of Music
|United States of America
|2 (Damon Elliott, David Elliott)
|Actress, Vocal artist and Television host
Marie Dionne Warwick is a vocal artist, actress and a television show host. In addition to this, she was also the appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agricultural Organization in the year 2002 and the Ambassador for Health for the United States of America. Her work in the realms of Rhythm and Blues (R&B), contemporary, pop, etc. has been widely recognized by many media brands like the Billboard.
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Biography and Early Life
Dionne Warwick was born and raised in the city of Orange, New Jersey. Her father Mancel Warwick, was a chef, accountant, porter and a record promoter and her mother Lee Drinkard Warwick, was the manager of the collective, “The Drinkard Singers”. She had two siblings, a sister named Delia who died of a severe health condition in 2008 and a brother, Mancel Jr., who in 1968, passed away in an accident.
Dionne became a part of the church choir at a very young age, wherein she usually played the organ or sang as a vice in place of an absent artist for the Drinkard Singers. She later formed a collective with her sister, titled “Gospelaires”. It saw a fair amount of success when the girls were often invited to perform at local celebrations and record songs for lesser known producers at that time.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Dionne Warwick in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Dionne Warwick’s age is 83 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024 having been born on 12 December 1940. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 145.50 lbs in Pound and 66kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Pepper gray hair.
In 1959, Warwick finished her early schooling in East Orange High School in East Orange and enrolled herself at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, a state in the USA.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
In the year 1966, Dionne married the actor and drummer William Elliott. However, the couple soon fell out and got divorced in the late 60s, shortly after which they reconciled. Both Elliott and Warwick were in the peaks of their respective careers and their personal live seemingly, had to take the back seat. On May 30, 1975, the couple reportedly got separated. They have two sons, David and Damon Elliott.
Is Marie Dionne Warrick Lesbian?
No, Marie Dionne Warwick is not a lesbian celebrity. She is a straight, is heterosexual female. There have, however been many rumors regarding her sexuality as she never remarried after having divorced her then husband William Elliott in the year 1975, and had a homosexual manager.
Dionne began her career as a young member of the church choir where she played the organ and occasionally sang. She then moved on to form “Gospelaires”, a singing collective which was primarily sought-after for background vocal gigs with a bunch of singers including her sister Dee Dee, Cissy Houston, Judy Clay, etc., which she later left after having achieved success as a solo performer.
A well known songwriter at the time, Burt Bacharach discovered her at one of her performances and offered her to sing the scratch versions of his compositions. She was then signed by Scepter Records in the year 1962. She released her first single “Don’t Make Me Over” in the same year. It became one of the most loved singles of the 1960s, which compelled her to quit school and tour worldwide.
In the span of the twenty years that followed, Warwick fell out and reconciled with the Bacharach and the recording label – all of ths whilst she was putting out hits after hits like “Then Came You”, “Deja Vu”, etc.
However, in the late 1990s, her fame hit a slump, and she gained more traction as spokesperson, philanthropist, activist and an entrepreneur.
The genre of adult contemporary music emerged during her time and she was one of the few well known artists of the same.
Apart from being one of the most loved artists of her time, Warwick has also been recognized by prestigious organizations for her exemplary contribution in the fields of music and art, through awards and nominations.
During the span of her career, she won as many as five Grammy Awards in the categories of “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance”, “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” and “Best Pop Performance with a Duo or Group”, and had a total of fourteen nominations under her belt. She has also been accolade with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Rhythm and Blues Foundation, Women World Awards and ASCAP Awards.
Three of her songs,”Walk On By”, “Alfie” and “Don’t Make Me Over” fetched themselves a spot on the Annual Grammy Hall of Fame in the years 1998, 2008 and 2000, respectively.
In the year 1987, she was honored with a special recognition award at the American Music Awards for her song, “That’s What Friends Are For”. She also won the People’s Choice Award in the category “Favourite Female Singer” in the year 1975.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dionne Warwick in 2024
As of 2024, Dionne Warwick has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She has made this fortune through her projects, concerts, appearances in various films and brand collaborations. In addition to this, she also earns a considerable amount through her own line of skin care and fragrance products. Her net worth includes all her possessions and earnings.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Dionne Warwick was appointed as the ambassador for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and also the United States Ambassador of Health.
- She is best known for her musical collaborations with well-acclaimed artists like Barry Manilow and Burt Bacharach.
- She has her own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.
- In the years between 1962 and 1998, she was the second most charted female vocalist on the Billboard Hot 100, after Aretha Franklin.
- Warwick’s most publicized album of all time is “Friends can be Lovers”, which came out in the year 1993. It featured the first song ever written by the duo Bert Bacharach and Hal David, called “Sunny Weather Lover”.
- In the year 2004, Warwick released her first Christmas album, titled “My Favourite Time of the Year”.
- In the year 2005, she was honored at the Legends Ball by none other than Oprah Winfrey.
- Her greatest songs and ballads were compiled into ia CD titled “The Love Collection”, which on 16thFebruary, 2008 made it to the UK pop charts at rank 27.
- Warwick co-wrote her autobiography “My Life, As I See It” with David Freeman Wooley and published it in 2010.
- She owns a product line (comprising of fragrance and skin care) of her own.
It would be an understatement to call Marie Dionne Warwick the literal embodiment of perseverance and hard work. In spite of being in some severe financial issues over the years, Warwick has spun her journey from being a background artist to a five-time Grammy recipient. Time and again, she has been recognized with many awards and titles, which speak enough for her talent.