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    Diana Ross

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    Biography

    Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American twelve-time Grammy and Oscar-nominated singer, record producer and actress, whose musical repertoire spans R&B, soul, pop, disco and jazz. During the 1960s, she helped shape the sound of popular music and the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes before leaving for a solo career in the beginning of 1970. Since the beginning of her career with The Supremes and as a solo artist, Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records.

    During the 1970s and through the mid 1980s, Ross was the most successful female artist of the rock era, crossing over into film, television and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her 1972 role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues. She won a Golden Globe award for Lady Sings the Blues. She won American Music Awards, Garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross in 1977.

    In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the "Female Entertainer of the Century." The Guinness Book Of World Records declared Diana Ross as the most successful female music artist of the 20th century with a total of eighteen American number-one singles: twelve as lead singer of The Supremes and six as a soloist. Ross was the first female solo artist to score six number-ones. This feat puts her in a tie for fifth place among solo female artists with the most No. 1s on the Hot 100. [1] She is also one of the few artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--one as a solo artist and the other as a member of the trio "The Supremes." In December 2007, she received a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award.

    Including her work with the Supremes, Ross has recorded 57 studio albums.

    Early years

    Ross was born at Women's Hospital [2] in Detroit, Michigan on March 26, 1944. For a time, the Ross family lived on Belmont Street in northern Detroit - directly off of Woodward Avenue - where Ross befriended neighbor Smokey Robinson. Ross' father moved his children to live with relatives in Bessemer, Alabama. Then, her family moved back to Detroit. When Diana was fourteen years old, the family moved into the Brewster-Douglass projects. The following year, Ross began her music career with neighborhood friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Betty McGlown as the Primettes (later renamed The Supremes), a sister group to local act The Primes (later The Temptations).

    [edit] The Supremes

    Main article: The Supremes

    The Supremes in 1965. Left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross.

    In 1961, having already replaced McGlown with Barbara Martin, the quartet auditioned for and eventually signed with Motown Records.

    After Martin's exit in 1962, the group would remain a trio throughout its tenure. In 1963, Motown CEO Berry Gordy made Ross the official lead singer of the group after several years of group mates trading leads, because he felt the group could crossover to the pop charts with Ross' higher, and appealing, vocal quality. Initially, this decision was not an issue by Ross' band mates, until a few years later, when it became obvious that Ross was the focal point of the group; Ballard, in particular, took extreme issue. Despite difficulties, after The Supremes hit number-one with "Where Did Our Love Go", the group found unprecedented success. Between August 1964 and May 1967, Ross, Wilson and Ballard sang on ten number-one hit singles, all of which also made the UK Top 40.

    Ballard was replaced in the Supremes by Gordy with Cindy Birdsong, a member of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Around the same time, the group's name changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes to signify Ross' contribution and focal point as lead. Recording a total of 12 number-one singles, the Supremes became the most successful American vocal group of the 1960s, and the second most successful group worldwide, second only to The Beatles. The movie Dreamgirls was based on the Supremes.

    [edit] Leaving the Supremes

    Motown began plans to have Ross start a solo career in 1968. Television specials such as TCB (1968) and G.I.T. on Broadway (1969) were designed to spotlight Ross as a star in her own right, and much of the later Ross-led Supremes material was recorded by Ross with session singers The Andantes, not Wilson and Birdsong, on backing vocals.

    By the summer of 1969, Ross began her first solo recordings. In November of the same year, three years after it was first rumored, Billboard magazine confirmed Ross' exit from the group to begin her solo career. In conjunction with the start of her solo career, Ross introduced Motown's newest act, The Jackson 5, to national audiences.

    Ross began her solo sessions with a number of producers, including Bones Howe and Johnny Bristol. Her first track with Bristol, "Someday We'll Be Together", was tagged as her first solo single; it was instead issued as the final Diana Ross & the Supremes release. "Someday We'll Be Together" was the 12th and the final number-one hit for the Supremes and the last American number-one hit of the 1960s. Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas on January 14, 1970.

    [edit] Early solo career
    Ross' first solo LP, Diana Ross, featured her first solo number-one hit, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".

    After a half-year of recording material with various producers, Ross settled with the production team of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the creative force behind Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's hit duets. Ashford and Simpson helmed most of Ross' first album, Diana Ross, and would continue to write and produce for Ross for the next decade. In May 1970, Diana Ross was released on Motown. The first single, the gospel-influenced "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)", peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single, a cover of Gaye and Terrell's 1967 hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", was an international hit, and gave Ross her first #1 pop single as a solo artist. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" garnered Ross a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

    In 1971, Motown released Ross's second album Everything Is Everything, which garnered Ross's first UK number one solo single, "I'm Still Waiting". Several months later, Ross released Surrender, which garnered the top 20 pop hit, "Remember Me". That year, Ross hosted her first solo TV special, Diana!. Featuring guest appearances by The Jackson 5, Bill Cosby and Danny Thomas, Ross' special continued her popularity with her rapidly increasing fan base.

    By then, Motown Records had relocated to Hollywood. Berry Gordy decided it was time the company ventured again into new territory, so he focused much of his attention on developing a motion pictures company and making Ross a movie star.

    [edit] Lady Sings the Blues

    In late 1971, it was announced that Diana Ross was going to play jazz icon Billie Holiday in a Motown-produced biographical film loosely based on Holiday's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. From the moment the film was announced, critics ridiculed Ross throughout the media: Ross and Holiday were miles apart from each other in vocal stylings and appearance. Ross soldiered on, immersing herself into Holiday's music and life story. Ross actually knew little about Holiday and wasn't a big fan of jazz in general. Instead of imitating Holiday's voice, Ross focused on Holiday's vocal phrasing. According to a television documentary, Gordy told her to "put a little Diana back into it."

    Opening in October 1972, Lady Sings the Blues was a phenomenal success, and Ross' performance drew universal rave reviews. The movie co-starred Brian's Song star Billy Dee Williams, who played Holiday's lover, Louis McKay. Appearing in his film debut was comedian Richard Pryor, who played the "Piano Man". In 1973, Ross was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for "Best Actress". Winning a Golden Globe for Best Newcomer, Ross lost the Best Actress Oscar to her friend Liza Minnelli for her role in Cabaret. The soundtrack album for Lady Sings the Blues went to number-one album on the Billboard 200 for two weeks and reportedly sold 300,000 copies during its first eight days of release. The soundtrack garnered accolades for Ross, as critics praised her for "suggesting Billie Holiday" with her delivery and expertly capturing Holiday's intricate phrasing.[citation needed]

    [edit] Ross' continued career in music and film
    Ross' second self-titled release, Diana Ross (1976), featured the number-one hits "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" and "Love Hangover".

    In 1971, Ross and Motown labelmate Marvin Gaye had begun an album of duets. The two singers clashed over Gaye's refusal to stop smoking marijuana in the studio to appease Ross, then pregnant with her second child Tracee Ellis Ross. As a result, the duets album, Diana & Marvin, was completed in separate studios in 1972. Upon its 1973 release, Diana & Marvin proved to be a success, with their cover of The Stylistics' "You Are Everything" becoming a Top 10 hit in the United Kingdom, and two US Top 20 entries, "My Mistake (Was To Love You)" and "You're a Special Part of Me".

    The Michael Masser-composed ballad, "Touch Me in the Morning", became Ross' second number-one pop single as a solo artist in 1973. A resulting Touch Me in the Morning LP was a Top 10 success in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and the title track earned Ross a second Grammy nomination.

    In 1975, Ross again co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in the Motown film Mahogany. The story of an aspiring fashion designer who becomes a runway model and the toast of the industry, Mahogany was a troubled production from early on. The film's original director, Tony Richardson, was fired during production and Berry Gordy assumed the director's chair himself. In addition, Gordy and Ross clashed during filming, with Ross leaving the production before shooting was completed, forcing Gordy to use secretary Edna Anderson as a body double for Ross. While a box office hit, the film was not a critical success: Time magazine's review of the film chastised Gordy for "squandering one of America's most natural resources: Diana Ross."[3]

    Ross hit number-one on the pop charts twice in 1976 with "Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)", and the disco single "Love Hangover". The successes of these singles made her 1976 album, Diana Ross, her fourth LP to reach the Top 10. In 1977, her Broadway one-woman show earned the singer a special Tony Award. That same show was televised as a special on NBC and later released as An Evening with Diana Ross.

    That same year, Motown acquired the film rights to the popular Broadway play The Wiz, an African-American reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Although teenage Stephanie Mills, a veteran of the play, was originally cast as Dorothy, Diana Ross convinced Universal Pictures producer Rob Cohen to have Ross cast as Dorothy. As a result, the eleven-year old protagonist of the story was altered into a shy twenty-four year old schoolteacher from Harlem, New York. Among Ross' costars in the film were Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross (no relation), and her former label mate and protégé Michael Jackson from the Jackson 5. Upon its October 1978 release, the film adaptation of The Wiz was a costly commercial and critical failure, and was Ross' final film for Motown. The accompanying Quincy Jones produced soundtrack album, however, sold over 850,000 copies. As the years have gone by, The Wiz has become a cult classic and in 2008 was re-released in an Anniversary Edition. It is a staple on Television just as The Wizard of Oz is. While not critically regarded as the "best" movie starring Diana Ross, it is now quite possibly her most popular movie.
    Diana Ross' landmark 1980 album, diana, was her final LP for Motown Records before leaving for RCA the following year.

    In 1979, Ross reunited with Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson for the album The Boss, which became Ross' first gold-certified album (Motown sales records before 1977 were not audited by the RIAA, and therefore none of Motown's pre-1977 releases were awarded certifications). In 1980, Ross released her first RIAA platinum-certified disc, "diana", produced by Chic's front men Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The album included two of Ross' most successful and familiar solo hits, her fifth number-one single, "Upside Down", and the Top 5 single "I'm Coming Out". diana was the singer's most successful studio album to date, peaking at number-two on the Billboard 200 chart for three weeks and selling over 6 million copies in the United States alone.

    Ross scored a Top 10 hit in late 1980 with the theme song to the 1980 film It's My Turn. The following year, she collaborated with former Commodores singer-songwriter Lionel Richie on the theme song for the film Endless Love. The Academy Award-nominated "Endless Love" single became Ross' final hit on Motown Records, and the Number One Record of the year. Feeling that Motown, and in particular Gordy, were keeping her from freely expressing herself, and not according her financial parity, Ross left Motown for $20 million contract to sign with RCA Records in the US and Canada and Capitol/EMI elsewhere, ending her twenty-year tenure with the label. The Ross-RCA deal was the most money ever paid to an artist until Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston all signed bigger deals many years after Ross'. When "Endless Love" hit number-one in 1981, Ross became the first female artist in music history to place six singles at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing Cher's four number-ones, Barbra Streisand's five number-ones, Donna Summer's four number-ones and Olivia Newton-John's four number-ones. "Endless Love" remains the most successful male-female duet in pop history.

    [edit] Ross' career during the 1980s and 1990s
    Why Do Fools Fall in Love was Ross' debut LP for Ross Records distributed by RCA Records.

    Diana Ross' RCA Records debut, the platinum-selling Why Do Fools Fall in Love, was issued in the summer of 1981. The blockbuster album yielded 3 Top 10 hits including the title track "Why Do Fools Fall in Love", a remake of the 1956 Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers classic of the same name, and the smash single "Mirror Mirror". A third single, "Work That Body", hit the top ten in the UK.

    In 1983, Ross reunited with former Supremes Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong for the television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. The three singers performed their 1969 number-one hit "Someday We'll Be Together", although altercations on stage between Ross and Wilson became an issue during the taping of the special. A four song Supremes set was planned but Ross declined to rehearse with "The Girls" and stated that they would have to be happy just doing "Someday We'll Be Together". Due to the lack of rehearsal, Wilson planned with Birdsong to take a step forward every time Ross did as to not fade into the background. Due to the non-rehearsal, Wilson was not aware of the script set by producer Suzanne DePasse, which did not go over well with Ross. Unknown to Wilson, Ross was to introduce Berry Gordy, however Wilson took it upon herself to do so,.[4] at which point Ross pushed Wilson, pulling Wilson's hand down, while saying "It's been taken care of." Ross then, after fluffing her hair, proceeded to introduce Gordy herself.[5] These incidents were excised from the final edit of the taped special, but still made their way into the news media; People magazine reported that "Ross [did] some elbowing to get Wilson out of the spotlight."[6]

    Later that year, Ross held a much-heralded concert in Central Park, the proceeds of which were to go towards building a playground in the singer's name. Fifteen minutes into the show, which was being filmed for Showtime cable television, it began to rain, and as she urged the crowd of 300,000 to safely exit the venue, Ross announced that she would continue the performance the next day. Ross' actions drew praise within the mainstream press. That next day, over 500,000 people came back for one of the largest free concerts in the park's history. However, the second show generated controversy. During and after the concert, informal groups of young men began a rampage through Central Park, assaulting and robbing more than a hundred people. Some of the victims of the attacks subsequently filed law suits against New York City for failing to provide adequate security at the concert; the law suits were eventually settled at a cost of millions of dollars. Although representatives of Diana Ross originally refused to pay anything for the proposed playground, citing a lack of revenue from the concert, the Diana Ross Playground was finally built three years later.[7]

    Other hit singles recorded by Ross for RCA included the Grammy nominated "Muscles" (1982), "So Close" (1983), "Pieces of Ice" (1983), "All of You" (1984), the no. 1 dance hit "Swept Away" (1984), the no. 1 R&B smash Marvin Gaye tribute "Missing You" (1985), "Eaten Alive" (1985) and the UK number-one single, "Chain Reaction" (1986). Ross also sang on the 1985 worldwide #1 "We Are The World". Hit albums during this period included the gold-certified releases, All The Great Hits, Silk Electric, Diana Ross Anthology and Swept Away, the latter being the last top forty charted album in Ross' career for two decades. While Ross continued to have success overseas as the 1980s continued, she began to struggle on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 1987 album Red Hot Rhythm & Blues was a critical but less commercial success and "If We Hold On Together", the theme to the Steven Speilberg animated film "The Land Before Time" in 1988 was a massive # 1 single in Japan, later making the UK Top 20 in 1992. In 1989, after leaving RCA, Diana Ross returned to Motown, where Ross was now both a part-owner and a recording artist.

    In 1989, Diana Ross released her first Motown album in eight years, the Nile Rodgers-produced Workin' Overtime. Despite a Top 10 R&B hit with the title track, the album failed to find a pop audience in America, as Ross' 1987 RCA release had. Subsequent follow-up albums such as 1991's The Force Behind the Power, 1995's Take Me Higher and 1999's Every Day is a New Day produced the same disappointing results in the US. Her last major R&B hit was "No Matter What You Do", a duet with Al B. Sure!, which peaked at #4 in early 1991.
    Ross co-starred with R&B singer Brandy in the ABC television movie Double Platinum in 1999.

    Ross still had success with her latter-day Motown albums and singles in the United Kingdom and Europe, however, scoring Top 10 UK hits with "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (1991), "One Shining Moment (1992), and "Not Over You Yet" (1999). Additionally, "Force Behind The Power", "Heart (Don't Change My Mind)" (1992), "Your Love" (1994), "The Best Years of My Life" (1994), "Take Me Higher" (1995), "Gone" (1995), "I Will Survive" (1996) and "In the Ones You Love" (1996) all reached either the UK Top 20 or Top 40, proving that while her domestic chart performance waned, overseas she was still a viable recording artist. Ross headlined the 1991 UK Royal Variety Performance and was a halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in 1996. In 1999, Diana Ross was named the most successful female singer in the history of the United Kingdom charts, based upon a tally of her career hits. Fellow Michigan singer Madonna would eventually beat Ross out as the most successful female artist in the UK. In 2002, Diana Ross and Motown parted ways.

    Diana Ross returned to acting in the ABC telefilm, Out of Darkness (1994), in which she played a woman suffering from schizophrenia. Once again, Ross drew critical acclaim for her acting, and scored her third Golden Globe nomination. In 1999, Ross co-starred with young R&B singer Brandy for the ABC television movie Double Platinum playing a singer who neglected her daughter while concentrating on her career.

    [edit] Later years

    Diana Ross was a presenter at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, held that September. She shocked TV viewers when she touched rapper Lil' Kim's exposed breast, reportedly amazed at the open brashness of the rapper showcasing her body[8] A month after the Lil Kim incident, authorities at London's Heathrow Airport detained Ross for assaulting a female security guard. The singer claimed that she had felt "violated as a woman" by the body search that she was subjected to. In retaliation, she was alleged to have fondled the bust of the female airport security guard. The singer was detained but was later released.[9]

    In 2000, Ross announced a Supremes reunion tour, again with former band mates Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong, called Return to Love. Wilson and Birdsong declined the tour because of a reported difference in pay offered to each member: Ross was offered $15 million while Wilson was offered $3 million and Birdsong less than $1 million.[10] They were replaced by latter-day Supremes Lynda Laurence and Scherrie Payne, both of whom were members of the group after Diana Ross had left The Supremes. Despite a respectable opening in Philadelphia and a sellout show at Madison Square Garden in New York (ironically, the final show they would play), the Return to Love tour was canceled after nine dates, because of lackluster ticket sales.

    In December 2002, Ross was arrested in Tucson, Arizona for drunk driving. She pleaded "no contest", and later served a two day jail sentence near her home in Greenwich, Connecticut.[11]

    [edit] Current work
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    In 2005, Diana Ross returned to the charts with a pair of duets. "I Got a Crush on You" was recorded with Rod Stewart for his album The Great American Songbook, and reached number nineteen on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart. Another duet, recorded with Westlife, was a remake of Ross' 1991 number-two UK single, "When You Tell Me You Love Me", and reached number-two in the UK just as the original had and No. 1 in Ireland.

    In 2006, Motown released a shelved Ross album titled Blue, which was a collection of jazz standards recorded after Ross filmed Lady Sings the Blues. Released in June to stellar reviews, Blue peaked at number-two on the jazz albums chart. In August, it was announced that Ross would release a new studio album of classic rock and soul standards on the EMI label Angel Records. The album, titled I Love You, was released on October 2 around the world, and then saw release in North America on January 16, 2007, on the Manhattan Records/EMI label.[12] The new album earned the coveted Hot Shot Debut by Billboard magazine when it bowed at a respectable number thirty-two on the pop albums chart, making it Ross' first top forty US pop album since 1984's Swept Away. Since its release in 2007, EMI Inside reports that I Love You has sold more than 100,000 copies in the USA and 38,000 in the United Kingdom.

    In January 2007, Ross appeared on a number of TV shows across the U.S. to promote her new album and began touring in the spring. She also appeared on American Idol as a mentor to the contestants[13] Ross's United States "I Love You" tour has garnered positive reviews,[14] as well as her European tour, which began on May 6, 2007.[15]

    At the 2007 BET Awards, Ross was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by singer Alicia Keys and her five children. Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Chaka Khan performed a tribute to Ross, covering several of her hits. Later that year, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors committee which recognizes career excellence, cultural influence and contributions to American culture named Diana Ross as one of the honorees. Past honoree and fellow Motown alumni Smokey Robinson and actor Terence Howard spoke on her behalf at the official ceremony that December, and singers Ciara, Vanessa L. Williams, Yolanda Adams, and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks performed in a musical tribute.

    In February 2008, Diana Ross was the guest speaker at the Houston-based Brilliant Lecture series, at The Hobby Center, Houston. The lectures are designed to present prolific and influential characters to speak about their life and inspirations. During this lecture, Ross revealed that it was "unlikely" that she would undertake any further movie projects.

    In early May 2008, Diana headlined at New York's Radio City Hall at the 'Divas with Heart' event, which also featured fellow R&B legends Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan and Patti LaBelle. In July 2008, Diana Ross performed at two major events in the UK; the famous Liverpool Pops Festival and the National Trust Summer Festival at Petworth House, East Sussex. In addition, Diana Ross is also scheduled for a further North America/Canada/European tour throughout the year.

    Diana's 1970 album Everything Is Everything was released in the United States for the first time on CD on April 18, 2008 as an expanded edition with bonus tracks and alternate versions of the songs.

    In October 2008, Diana was announced as the headliner for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in December of the same year.

    She was also a regular on the English science show Brainiac.

    [edit] Personal life

    Ross was the second of six children born to a Baptist family by Fred Earl Ross, Sr. (July 4, 1920 - November 21, 2007) and Ernestine Ross- (January 27, 1916 - October 9, 1984) in Detroit. Her sisters Barbara and Rita did not enter show business; instead, Barbara Ross became a doctor, while Rita Ross became a schoolteacher. Younger brother Arthur "T-Boy" Ross (January 1, 1949 - April 22, 1996) was a successful songwriter for Motown, composing hits for Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, and others alongside Leon Ware; Ross' youngest brother, Wilbert "Chico" Ross, was a dancer on Ross' tours. She has another brother, Fred, Jr. During Ross' later teenage years, Ross' parents separated and later divorced. Diana's mother would later remarry.

    Ross attended Detroit's Cass Technical High School. She graduated in January 1962, one semester before the rest of her classmates.

    Ross married music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein in January 1971. After divorcing him in March 1977, Ross married Norwegian tycoon Arne Næss Jr. in October 1985. They divorced in 2000.

    Diana Ross is the mother of five children. Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein (born August 8, 1971), now known as Rhonda Ross Kendrick. Rhonda is biologically the daughter of Barry Gordy but has the Silberstein name because her mother quickly married Silberstein to cover the pregnancy as Gordy was married. Tracee Joy Silberstein (born October 29, 1972, now known as Tracee Ellis Ross) and Chudney Lane Silberstein (born November 4, 1975, now known as Chudney Ross) are the children of Robert Silberstein. Ross Arne Næss (born October 7, 1987) and Evan Olav Næss ( born August 26, 1988), now known as Evan Ross) are the children of Arne Næss.

    Rhonda Ross Kendrick found fame in the television soap opera Another World, appeared in the movie The Personals with Malik Yoba (from N.Y. Undercover) and has an active career as a jazz singer, often performing with husband, jazz pianist Rodney Kendrick. Tracee Ellis Ross pursued a career as a model, and magazine editor. She later found fame as an actress on the CW show Girlfriends. She also appeared in the Tyler Perry film Daddy's Little Girls. Diana's youngest daughter, Chudney Ross is a fashion model, and was briefly a judge in a reality show Fame. Ross's son Ross attends Marist College where he studies finance[citation needed]. Ross' youngest son, Evan Ross is an actor who has received positive reviews for his roles in the 2006 film ATL and as "Reggie" in the movie Pride (2007). In 2007 Tracee and Evan Ross appeared together in the HBO telefilm Life Support (2007).

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