Diana Ross: A Biography by J. Randy TaraborrelliThere is only one Diana Ross. And this is her story.
Drawn from hundreds of interviews conducted over four decades and featuring rare, never-before-published photos, Diana Ross paints an unforgettable picture of an extraordinary and often controversial legend, a woman who has distinguished herself as a Civil Rights trailblazer, a temperamental celebrity (yes, you should call her Miss Ross), a loving and very present mother, and a consummate entertainer. Beautiful and fascinating, she is her own invention--the definition of a superstar.
Illuminated by unparalleled access, J. Randy Taraborrellis insightful portrait surpasses previous biographies of Miss Ross. First-time revelations abound, from the tough decisions Diana made while having Barry Gordys baby to her run-in with the police at Heathrow Airport to her triumphant recovery after a surprising drunk driving arrest. Taraborrelli also explains in vivid detail the real reasons behind the break up of the Supremes and relates the exclusive facts behind her complex romance with the founder of Motown. Delving deep into her personal history, Taraborrelli boldly explores Dianas troubled relationship with her family and the heartbreak she feels compelled to hide, bringing into focus a celebrated personality too often obscured by the bright lights of fame.
Despite years in the limelight, Diana Ross remains an enigmatic figure--a compelling paradox of vulnerability and iron will, fragility and strength. J. Randy Taraborrelli examines her private world to reveal a complex, inspiring, triumphant survivor in unprecedented clarity. Ladies and gentlemen, the incomparable, the one and only Diana Ross.
Diana Ross: Her life, love and legacy film gets UK screening dates to mark her 75th birthday
Diana Ross was born on March 26, , in Detroit, Michigan. She began singing with friends as a teenager, and eventually formed the groundbreaking s trio the Supremes, going on to have hits like "Come See About Me" and "You Can't Hurry Love. Despite personal and professional ups and downs, Ross has withstood the test of time as a performer with a career that spans more than four decades. The trio then broke music records by having a streak of four additional singles top the charts — "Baby Love" , "Come See About Me" "Stop! In all the group scored a monumental 12 No.
N o movie with wall-to-wall Diana Ross music can be all bad. Like the showbusiness legend she is, Ross turned this into an anti- Fyre festival triumph. She kept singing in the drenching rain, speaking soothingly between numbers, starkly lit by a spotlight in the darkness, and kept the audience miraculously calm. If she had simply abandoned the stage, there could have been dangerous panic as everyone galloped blindly for the exits. Fortunately, an extra performance the next day enjoyed sunny weather and we can see what live shows looked like in that innocent age: Diana in a few hi-vis changes of costume, a single big screen and a simple wooden stage-platform that bounces dangerously as Diana dances on it. The final 90 minutes of this film is simply the footage as it was transmitted live on TV at the time, with none of the editorial perspective you would expect.
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