|Celebrated Name:||Mary Wilson|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Mary Wilson|
|Age:||79 years old|
|Birth Date:||March 6, 1944|
|Birth Place:||Greenville, Mississippi, United States|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Pedro Ferrer (m. 1974; div. 1981)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Turkessa, Pedro Antonio Jr. and Rafael)|
|Is Mary Wilson Lesbian?:||No|
|Profession:||Singer, actress, author|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2023|
Mary Wilson is a famous American Singer, writer, and actress who has worked in several successful hits. Mary Wilson is well known as the founding member of an American female singing group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s, The Supremes. Wilson was the most extended existing member of the Supremes even after the exit of a few original members.
The group disbanded after Wilson’s departure. Wilson is famous for her incredible concert performances and has released three solo albums and twelve singles to her name. Wilson also became a musician’s rights activist and helped in promoting Supremes’s faded costumes in various museum displays. She got added into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1988, along with Ross and Ballard(as members of Supremes).
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Early Life & Biography
Mary Wilson was born in the city of Greenville, Mississippi, and was taken to San and Johnnie Mae Wilson. She was the eldest among the three siblings in her family. Mary had a younger brother named Roosevelt and a younger sister named Katherine. Before moving in with her Aunt Ivory “IV” and Uncle John L. Pippin in Detroit, she had lived in St.Louis and also in Chicago. She again united with her mother and siblings when she was aged nine.
Wilson didn’t belong to a well-to-do family, so to make some money, she worked as a domestic worker. Wilson, from her teenage days, had a great interest in singing and also performed in school’s Talent shows. During her elementary school, she first met Florence Ballard. Both used to play in the school’s talent shows. She completed her graduation from Detroit’s Northeastern High School in January 1962 and decided to concentrate on her musical career. Her mother didn’t want to focus on music, but she persisted in her dreams.
Wilson, after having a good start in her career as a member of The Supremes, got married to Pedro Ferrer. She got married on May 11, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She gave birth to three children, Turkessa, Pedro Antonio Jr., And Rafael, with Ferrer. Wilson and Ferrer split apart legally in 1981. Wilson is also an adoptive mother to her cousin, Willie. She now is existed with 10 Grandchildren and one great-granddaughter as she revealed this in an episode of season 28 of the show Dancing with the Stars in September 2019.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 6 March 1944, Mary Wilson is 79 years old as of today’s date 1st June 2023. Her height is 1.65 m tall, and her weight is 60 kg.
Mary Wilson was part of The Primettes, which later signed with Motown Records to become The Supremes in 1961. The Supremes became a superhit as they kept on scoring hits one after another starting with the song “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes,” and reached No. 1 on the pop charts for the first time with the hit, “Where Did Our Love Go,” becoming their first of 12 No. 1 singles.
Wilson also performed several singles when she signed for solo work. She did this after an out of court settlement, with the Motown with whom she was involved in the protected battle of management of the Supremes. Wilson concentrated on concert performances and musical theatre productions throughout the mid-1980s. This included the creation of Beehive, Dancing in the Streets, and Supreme Soul.
She also found success as an author as she wrote some best-selling autobiographies, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme in 1986 and Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together, also a best-seller, which focused on the Supremes in the 1970s. Both the memoirs were the national best-seller for months and established a sales record for this genre. Wilson started becoming a frequent guest in Talk shows and TV shows during this period. During this period, she became a regular performer in Las Vegas casinos and resorts.
Wilson starred in the national tour of Leader of the Pack – The Ellie Greenwich Story in 2001. The US department also contacted her appeared at several international events where the Secretary State Colin Powell appointed her. Mary Wilson shot to more fame as DVD’s related to her started coming up in the market. She also released her live concert video named ‘Mary Wilson Live’ in 2006. After four years again, a live concert DVD named Mary Wilson: Live from San Francisco. Up Close was released.
Awards & Achievement
Wilson was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Famer in 1988. She has received an Honorary Doctorate from Payne College in 2001. She has been appointed as the Cultural Connect Ambassador by the Sec. of State, Colin Powell, in 2003. She also has received many Lifetime Achievement Awards from different foundations, one being the National Foundation of Women Legislators in 2003 and 2010 from the Southern California Motion Picture Council as the Golden Halo Lifetime Achievement Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Mary Wilson in 2023
The primary source of income for Mary Wilson is that she is a professional R & b singer. Her salary cannot be estimated as she has expanded her career as an author, singer, and the different shows she performs. Her estimated net worth is million $10 million as of June 2023.
Mary Wilson is a true inspiration for many, as she never left chasing her dreams despite all hardships. She loved performing and established herself as a great concert and musical theater performer. She has done a lot of hard work in the field of music, and her contribution in this field has made her receive a lot of laurels across the globe.