Dionne Warwick is a famous singer, host, actress who has won six Grammy Awards for her singing. She is also Former United National Global Ambassador. For the span of 1955 to 1999 she ranks in amongst the 40 biggest hitmakers. About 56 of her songs were on the Billboard Hot 100 which makes her the most charted female singer.
Dionne Warwick was a part of a trio for her first song in which she sang in a gospel. During the 1970s she does not get as much success from her songs but in the year 1979, she released a song named Dionne which sold more than a million copies. After that, she got her Rhythm back and releases How Many Time Can We Say Goodby and Heartbreaker.
Dionne Warwick Was Married To William David Elliot
Dionne Warwick got married to drummer and actor William David Elliot. They first got married in 1966 but next year in May they file for a divorce. After that, both of them met and work on their difference and in August got married again. On 18th January she gave birth to her first son, David Elliot and in 1973, she gave birth to their second child Damon Elliott. On 30th May 1975, they got a divorce and got separated. During the divorce, Elliott requested for $2000 in support from Warwick but the court denied the request. After that Dionne said in an interview that her husband’s ego came in the way as she was making more money. She also mentioned how she took care of her financial needs and the only person whom she depends on finance was her father.
Dionne Warwick Net Worth And salary
Dionne Warwick worked as an actress, television host, and most popularly as a singer. She is one of the top female singers to have several songs on top 100 billboards. She owns several record sales for her songs. Dionne has an estimated net worth of $10 million from her work in the music industry.
Dionne Warwick Family, Parents, Siblings
Dionne Warwick was born on 12th December 1940 in Orange, New Jersey. She was born to Mancel Warrick and Lee Drinkard. Her father used to work as a chef and record producer while her mother was a manager for the singers. She had two siblings one brother who died at a young age of 21 (in 1968) and a sister who passed away in 2008.
Warwick went to East Orange High School and grew up in East Orange, New Jersey. She completed her school in 1959, and after that went on to pursue her passion for singing and get admission into Hartt College of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Dionne Warwick Career Details
In the year 1962, Dionne Warwick released, “Don’t Make Me Over” which was her first single. It was quite popular and became successful in the next year. Many People don’t know but her real name is Marie Dionne Warrick instead of Warwick which was a typing mistake. Even though it was a mistake, she kept the name.
In the year 1964, She releases two more singles “Walk on By” and “Anyone Who Had A Heart” and both of them were in the top 10. Her song “I Say A Little Prayer” ranked at number 4 position. When Warwick collaborated with the movie soundtracks she also enjoyed success in those ventures. During the year 1968, she has many hit songs but trademark tune which got her first Grammy Award was “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”. Not only that but in the same year, she creates history by performing for Queen Elizabeth II and becomes the first African American woman to do so. The biggest hit of her career was “That’s What Friends Are For”.
Dionne Warwick Bio: Age, Early Life
Marie Dionne Warrick is 78 years old and is a quite successful singer. Warwick also has two sons with Elliot. Her older son was a Police Officer in Los Angeles and also performed alongside her mother. He also got his acting debut in Sam Cooke movie. Her younger son, Damon Elliot is a music producer and worked with various famous singers.
It’s not like the singer has an easy life as she was involved in some troubles for her life. During the late 1990s, she was in the list of defaults for unpaid taxes. And in the year 2002, she got arrested for the possession of Marijuana at the Miami Airport.
In the year 1968, her brother was in an accident and died at the age of 21. She also lost her sister, Dee Dee, died in 2008. She was also a famous and successful singer who has many R&B hits. In the year 2012, she also lost her cousin Whitney Houston. Even after facing all these troubles in life Dionne Warwick still works in the music industry and record news songs.
Quick Facts About Dionne Warwick
Marie Dionne Warrick
December 12, 1940
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||East Orange High School|
|Alma mater||University of Hartford Hartt School|
(m. 1966; div. 1967)
(m. 1967; div. 1975)
Damon Elliott (son)
|Relatives||Dee Dee Warwick (sister)|
Cissy Houston (maternal aunt)
(maternal first cousin)
(maternal first cousin)
Bobbi Kristina Brown (maternal first cousin once removed)