Darlene Love is an American singer and actress who has worked on many singles and albums. She is best known as the lead singer of the girl group named the Blossoms and has also recorded as a solo artist. Darlene started her career as a child singer in a church choir, and after that, in 1962, she started to record the song along with Phil Spector producer. Darlena has been sung as a lead for songs like He’s a Rebel and He’s Sure the Boy I Love, credited by Crystals. Darlena was a highly sought-after vocalist, and also she worked with many rock bands and soul legends of the 1960s, like Dionne Warwick, Cooke Dionne, the Beach Boys, Bill Medley, Toms Jones, Sonny and Cher, and Elvis Presley. Apart from singing, Darlene has acted in many Broadway productions.
The Early Years of Darlene’s Love
Darlene Love was born under the name Darlene Wright, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America, on July 26, 1941; she is currently 81 years old. Her father’s name is Joe Wright, and her mother is Reverend Joe Wright, and she is a housewife. Darlene has one younger sister named Edna Wright is a famous American singer. She spent her early life in Los Angeles; after that, she moved to Texas as a youth and spent some years there. As Darlene is the minister’s daughter, she used to listen to gospel music from childhood.
She has been interested in singing from a young age and is a dedicated member of the church. She started to sing in the local church choir in Hawthorne, California when she was ten. While singing, she used to practice and gained the attention of the choir director Martin Morre; then he asked Darlene to go to the Music Mart, where she started and also did some broadcasts, which helped her start her career in music.
The Educational Qualifications of Darlene Love
Darlene Love studied in the local high school in Texas, but she did not reveal the school’s name; she studied while studying in school she used to sing with Echoes. After that, she join the girl group band Blossoms. There needs to be more information about Darlene’s educational qualifications.
Personal details of Darlene Love
Real Name: Darlene Wright
Profession: Singer and Actress
Celebrity name: Darlene Love
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, the United States of America
Birthday: July 26, 1941
Color of Eyes: Dark Brown
Color of Hair: Dyed Blonde
Net Worth: $ 5 million
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Body measurements of Darlene Love
Height in cm: 157 cm
Height in Feet: 5 ft. 2 in.
Weight in Kg: NA
Weight in Pound: NA
Body Measurements: NA
Breast Size: NA
Waist Size: NA
Hip Size: NA
Shoe Size (In U.S.): 8
Dress Size (In the U.S.): 8
Family details of Darlene Love
Mother’s Name: Ellen Maddox
Father’s Name: Joe Wright
Number of Siblings: One younger sister (Edna Wright)
Relationship Status: Married
Children: Shawn Peete, Marcus Peete, and Jason Mitchell
Spouses: Alton Allison, Wesley Mitchell, and Leonard Peete
The Relationship details of Darlene Love
Darlene Love was in a relationship with Leonard Peete, and in 1959, they married in a ceremony with family and friends. They both have two sons named Shawn Peete, and Marcus Peete, except the name Darlene has not shared any information about her sons even though she did not disclose their date of birth. In 1968, Darlene and Leonard divorced and separated after nine years of marriage life, but they did not disclose the reason for the divorce.
After many years of dating, she married Wesley Mitchell in 1971. They both have one son named Jason Mitchell, except the name Darlene has yet to share any information about his son. Then in 1981 Darlene and Wesley divorced after ten years of marriage. Then she was in a relationship with Alton Allison, and they married in 1984. They both did not have any children together, and they have been living happily for more than 38 years, and still, now, they did not face any issues in their marriage life.
The Net Worth of Darlene Love
Darlene Love has a net worth of $ 5 million, earning a major part of her net Worth as a successful singer and actress in the industry.
Awards and Honours of Darlene Love
Darlene Love received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Pioneer award in 1995. In 2008, she was ranked No.84 in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singer list. Darlene was inducted on December 15, 2010, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2015, she won the Grammy Award for Best Music Film for acting in the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.
The Career of Darlene Love as a singer
Darlene Love first appeared in the singles Son-In-Law along with her band Blossoms in 1961, and the same year she sang in the singles Hard to Get. In 1963, Today’s Hits by Philles Records 4004, and the same year she appeared in the album A Christmas Gift for You by Phil Spector. After that, she appeared in many singles and also sang in many albums. In 1998, Darlene first released her solo album, Paint Another Picture, and in 1992, she released her second solo album, Bringing It Home. In 1999, her third album Unconditional Love was released, and in October 2007, her fourth solo album named, It’s Christmas of Course, was released, and it reached No. 29 on the U.S. Heat list. In September 2015, her album Introducing Darlene Love was released, and reached No.2 in U.S. Heat and No.3 in U.S. R&B.
The acting career of Darlene Love
Darlene Love first acted in the cop action-comedy film Lethal Weapon in the role of Trish Murtaugh in 1987, and after that, she acted in the four parts of the same movie. In 2013, she appeared in the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. In 2019, she acted in the romantic comedy film Holiday Rush as Aunt Jo Robinson, and in 2020, Darlene acted as Grace in The Christmas Chronicles 2.