Anna Gordy Gaye

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Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Oconee, GA
Death Date
Jan 31, 2014 (92)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1922
Birthplace
Oconee, GA
Death Date
Jan 31, 2014 (92)

About

Music executive and Motown royalty who co-wrote classic songs such as Baby, I'm for Real, which was a hit for The Originals.

Before Fame

She and her sister Gwen Gordy Fuqua were responsible for the photo concession at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit.

Trivia

She created her own record label, Anna Records, with her sister and Billy Davis in 1958.

Family Life

She and Motown legend Marvin Gaye had a rocky marriage, but it was creatively fruitful, producing many of Motown's best-known hits. She and Gaye adopted a son, Marvin Pentz Gaye III, although they told the press he was naturally conceived.

Associated With

She was the older sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.