A founding member of the legendary 1960s Motown group The Supremes who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
She managed to get an audition at Motown through her friend Smokey Robinson.
She sang hits like "Pretty Baby," "Baby Love," and "The Ballad of Davy Crockett."
Her family moved to Detroit so her father could work in the city's thriving auto industry.
She and Diana Ross were both members of The Supremes.