Gladys Horton

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Birthday
30, 1945
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Jan 26, 2011 (65)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1945
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Jan 26, 2011 (65)

About

American R&B singer who co-founded the all-female group The Marvelettes. She sang lead vocals on many of the Marvelettes' hits, including "Playboy", "Beechwood 4-5789" and "Too Many Fish in the Sea."

Before Fame

She began singing when she was young and formed a group called the The Casinyets when she was fifteen. They later changed their name to The Marvelettes.

Trivia

The Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and made them in stant Motown stars.

Family Life

She grew up in the Inkster suburb of Detroit and was raised by foster parents.

Associated With

Smokey Robinson wrote several songs for The Marvelettes.

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