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Mary Wilson Biography, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children, Net Worth and Songs

Mary Wilson Biography and Wiki

Mary Wilson is an American vocalist, concert performer, music rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador. She was born on March 6, 1944, in Greenville, Mississippi, the United States to her parents Sam and Johnnie Mae Wilson. Mary was the eldest of three children including a brother, Roosevelt, and a sister, Katherine. She is best known as a founding member and longest member of the Supremes, who during the 1960s became Motown’s most successful act, and are the best-charting female group in US history, and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.

The group released a record-setting twelve number-one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100: “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Back in My Arms Again”, “I Hear a Symphony”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone”, “The Happening”, “Love Child”, and “Someday We’ll Be Together”.

However, Mary did not sing background on “Love Child” or “Someday We’ll Be Together”. Mary remained with the group following the departures of other original members, Florence Ballard in 1967 and Diana Ross in 1970. Following Mary’s own departure in 1977, the group disbanded.

Mary later became a New York Times Best Seller in 1986 with the release of her autobiography, Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme, a record-setter for sales in its genre, as well as later Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together; both books later were released as an updated combination.

Continuing a successful career as a concert performer, Mary also became a musicians’ rights activist as well as a musical theater performer and organizer of various museum displays of the Supremes’ famed costumes. Mary was inducted along with Ross and Ballard (as members of the Supremes) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Mary Wilson Age

Mary is 76 years old as of 2020, she was born on March 6, 1944, in Greenville, Mississippi, the United States. She celebrates her birthday on March 6, every year, and her birth sign is Pisces.

Mary Wilson Height

Mary stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 m) tall and she has a weight of 60 kgs (132 lbs).

Mary Wilson Family

Mary was born and raised by her parents Sam and Johnnie Mae Wilson in Greenville, Mississippi. Mary was the eldest of three children including a brother, Roosevelt, and a sister, Katherine. Mary lived with her parents and moved to St. Louis and later to Chicago before living with her aunt Ivory “I.V.” and uncle John L. Pippin in Detroit.

Mary reunited with her mother and siblings at the age of 9. To make ends meet, Mary’s mother worked as a domestic worker. Before reaching her teenage years, Mary and her family had settled at Detroit’s upstart housing project, the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects.

Mary first met Florence Ballard at an elementary school in Detroit. The duo became friends while singing in the school’s talent show. In the year 1959, Ballard asked Mary to audition for Milton Jenkins, who was forming a sister group to his male vocal trio, the Primes.

Mary was soon accepted in the group known as The Primettes, with Diana Ross and Betty McGlown. Mary graduated from Detroit’s Northeastern High School in January 1962. Despite her mother’s insistence, she goes to college, Mary instead focused on her music career.

Mary Wilson Husband

Mary married her husband Pedro Ferrer in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 11, 1974. Their union produced three children named Turkessa, Pedro Antonio Jr., and Rafael. Mary and Ferrer divorced in 1981. Mary is also an adoptive mother to her cousin, Willie. In January 1994, Mary and her 14-year-old son Rafael were involved in an accident on Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas when their Jeep Cherokee veered off the highway and overturned. Mary sustained moderate injuries; Rafael’s injuries were fatal.

As of September 2019, Mary has ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, which Mary revealed during the 2nd episode of season 28 of Dancing with the Stars.

Mary Wilson Children

Mary is a mother of three children, two sons Pedro Antonio Jr. and Rafael, and one daughter Turkessa.

Mary Wilson Net Worth

Mary has a net worth of $8 million as of 2020. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as a vocalist, concert performer, music rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador. Through her various sources of income, Mary has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Mary Wilson Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Mary Wilson.

Mary Wilson Wiki

  • Full Names: Mary Wilson
  • Popular As: American vocalist
  • Gender: Female
  • Occupation / Profession: vocalist, concert performer, music rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador.
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: Not Available
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Mary Wilson Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 76 years old as of 2020.
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces.
  • Date of Birth: March 6, 1944.
  • Place of Birth: Greenville, Mississippi, the United States.
  • Birthday: March 6, every year.

Mary Wilson Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 m) tall.
  • Weight: 60 kgs (132 lbs).
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Breast Size:  Not Available
  • Waist Size: Not Available
  • Hip Size: Not Available

Mary Wilson Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Sam
  • Mother: Johnnie Mae Wilson
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Roosevelt, and Katherine.
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband/Spouse: Pedro Ferrer (m. 1974–1981)
  • Dating / Boyfriend: Not Applicable
  • Children: Pedro Antonio Jr., Turkessa, and Rafael.

Mary Wilson Networth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $8 million
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Source of Income: vocalist, concert performer, music rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador.

Mary Wilson House and Cars

  • Place of living: To be Updated
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Mary Wilson Songs

  • Someday We’ll Be Together
    Cream of the Crop · 1969
  • You Can’t Hurry Love
    The Supremes A’ Go-Go · 1966
  • Stop in the Name of Love
    More Hits by The Supremes · 1965

 

  • Where Did Our Love Go
    Where Did Our Love Go · 1964
  • Baby Love
    Where Did Our Love Go · 1964
  • My Favorite Things
    Merry Christmas · 1965

 

  • Stoned Love
    New Ways but Love Stays · 1970
  • My World Is Empty Without You
  • My World Is Empty Without You (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, February 20, 1966) · 1965

 

  • Back in My Arms Again
    Back In My Arms Again (UK Chart Top 40 – No. 40) · 1965
  • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, October 10, 1965) · 1965

 

  • Love Child
    Love Child (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, September 29, 1968) · 1968
  • Up The Ladder To The Roof – Live
    Right On · 1970
  • Silver Bells
    Merry Christmas · 1965

 

  • Can’t Hurry Love
  • Reflections
    Greatest Hits · 1966
  • My Favorite Things
    Merry Christmas (Expanded Edition) · 1965

 

  • Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone
    Greatest Hits · 1966
  • I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
    Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations · 1968
  • Bah-Bah-Bah
    Reflections · 1968

 

  • I Hear a Symphony
    I Hear a Symphony · 1966
  • River Deep, Mountain High
    The Magnificent 7 · 1970
  • Nothing but Heartaches
    More Hits by The Supremes · 1965

 

  • The Happening
    Greatest Hits · 1966
  • Mother Dear
    More Hits by The Supremes · 1965
  • Come See About Me
    Where Did Our Love Go · 1964

 

  • When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
    Meet the Supremes · 1962
  • Floy Joy
    Floy Joy · 1972
  • I’m Livin’ in Shame
    I’m Livin’ In Shame (Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, January 5, 1969) · 1969

 

  • You Are The Heart Of Me
    Mary, Scherrie & Susaye · 1976
  • Everything Is Good About You
    I Hear a Symphony · 1966

 

  • Children’s Christmas Song
    Merry Christmas · 1965
  • There’s No Stopping Us Now
    The Supremes Sing Holland–Dozier–Holland · 1967

Frequently Asked Questions About Mary Wilson

Who is Mary Wilson?

Mary Wilson is an American vocalist, concert performer, music rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador.

How old is Mary Wilson?

Mary is 76 years old as of 2020, she was born on March 6, 1944, in Greenville, Mississippi, the United States.

How tall is Mary Wilson?

Mary stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 m) tall.

Is Mary Wilson married?

Mary married her husband Pedro Ferrer in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 11, 1974.

How much is Mary Wilson worth?

Mary has a net worth of $8 million.

How much does Mary Wilson make?

Mary has a net worth of $8 million.

Where does Mary Wilson live?

Mary lives in Los Angeles and still performs as a solo act.

Is Mary Wilson dead or alive?

Mary is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Mary Wilson Now?

Mary is an American vocalist, concert performer, music rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador.

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