Dionne Warwick

Gifted with a soulful voice that wrapped around even the simplest melodies with pure conviction, there was never any doubt that Dionne Warwick was destined for musical greatness. Warwick was an international superstar ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1940 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (103)

The Bold and the Beautiful 1986 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Drew Carey Show 1996 - 1998, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros 1996 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oprah Winfrey's Legends' Ball 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Musical Christmas From the Vatican 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Gladys Knight: A Knight's Tale 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

R&B 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Bacharach 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Trumpet Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The RuPaul Show 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Bacharach: One Amazing Night 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Bacharach: This Is Now 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pauly 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fifth Annual Trumpet Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Love Songs 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Vienna 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackson Family Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Townsend Television 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Child of Mine: Songs For Our Children 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrate the Soul of American Music 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne and Friends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Agent 00 - Soul 1990 (Movie)

cameo appearance (Actor)

That's What Friends Are For 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

That's What Friends Are For: AIDS Concert '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cissy Houston: Sweet Inspiration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne Warwick in London 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Show 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rent-A-Cop 1988 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Solid Gold 1980 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame, Fortune & Romance 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters in the Name of Love 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Anne Murray's Winter Carnival... From Quebec 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope Goes to College 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Debby Boone: One Step Closer 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Crystal 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Barry Manilow -- One Voice 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Sinatra -- The First 40 Years 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Solid Gold '79 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Switch 1975 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Celebration: The American Spirit 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean Martin's California Christmas 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stars and Stripes Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Free To Be...You And Me 1973 (Movie)

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The Fifth Dimension Traveling Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dionne Warwick Special 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Engelbert Humperdinck Special 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Slaves 1969 (Movie)

Cassy (Actor)

It's What's Happening, Baby! 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Night (TV Show)

Actor
Music (19)

Isn't She Great 2000 (Movie)

("I'm on My Way") (Song Performer)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

("Sing Hosanna (traditional) "Anyone Who Had a Heart") (Song Performer)

Shooting Fish 1998 (Movie)

("Do You Know the Way to San Jose") (Song Performer)

Love Serenade 1997 (Movie)

("What the World Needs Now Is Love") (Song Performer)

The Prince 1996 (Movie)

songs (Song)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Alive 1993 (Movie)

("Do You Know the Way to San Jose") (Song Performer)

A Night at the Joffrey Ballet 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

The Blue Iguana 1988 (Movie)

("Gee What a Guy") (Song)

Finder of Lost Loves 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

The Woman in Red 1984 (Movie)

song coordinator (Song)

The Jigsaw Man 1983 (Movie)

("Only You and I") (Song Performer)

The Love Machine 1970 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Slaves 1969 (Movie)

("Slaves" "Another Mornin" "Lullaby") (Song Performer)

The April Fools 1969 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

The Sissy Duckling (TV Show)

Song Performer
Producer (1)

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Biography

Gifted with a soulful voice that wrapped around even the simplest melodies with pure conviction, there was never any doubt that Dionne Warwick was destined for musical greatness. Warwick was an international superstar by all standards, thanks to an inimitable number of major hits, such as "Don't Make Me Over" (1962), "Walk on By" (1964), and her unforgettable rendition of the 1966 song, "Alfie" (1967). One of her biggest hits was the classic "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" (1968), an upbeat pop gem considered one of the songstress' trademark songs. After dominating the adult contemporary and R&B charts in the 1960s, Warwick's career lagged in the next decade, due mostly to the ending of her longtime collaboration with famed composers, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, but she revived her career with the smoldering ballad, "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (1979). Throughout her illustrious career, she recorded more than 55 chart-topping singles, but her success extended far beyond the music industry. Warwick - who was famously the aunt of songstress Whitney Houston - also devoted most of her life to charitable causes, most notably to promoting AIDS research, and proving that she truly was one of her era's most influential and successful artists.

Relationships

David Eliott

Son

William Elliott

Husband
Married in 1966 Divorced in May 1967 Re-married Aug. 31, 1967 Divorced a second time in 1975

Damon Elliott Song

Son

David Elliott Actor

Son

Whitney Houston Actor

Cousin
Born Aug. 9, 1963; one of the top-selling and most influential female singers of all time Died Feb. 11, 2012

Cissy Houston Actor

Aunt
Born Sept. 30, 1933

Gianni Russo Actor

Companion
Dated for 12 years

Milestones

2011

Appeared on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"; competed for charity The Hunger Project

2005

Honored by Oprah Winfrey at the media mogul's "Legends Ball"

2004

Released first holiday album My Favorite Time of the Year

1991

Hosted infomercials for Psychic Friends Network alongside psychic Linda Georgian

1990

Produced and hosted musical variety show "Dionne and Friends"

1985

Joined all-star lineup for successful charity single "We Are the World"

1985

Recorded AmFAR benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" with Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder

1980

Hosted music countdown show "Solid Gold" (Syndicated)

1979

Renewed popularity with Barry Manilow produced ballad "I'll Never Love This Way Again"

1974

Released first U.S. No. 1 single "Then Came You"

1968

Feature acting debut, drama feature "Slaves"

1968

Accomplished huge commercial success worldwide with "Do You Know the Way to San Jose"

1967

Recorded "I Say a Little Prayer," one of her signature collaborations with songwriters Bacharach and Hal David

1967

Earned first certified gold album with Here Where There Is Love, featuring theme song to "Alfie"

1964

Solidified international music career with "Walk On By," composed by Burt Bacharach

1962

Released solo debut Presenting Dionne Warwick; included hit single "Don't Make Me Over"

1961

During summer break from college, rejoined The Gospelaires to sing backup for doo-wop group The Drifters; discovered by songwriter Burt Bacharach

Formed singing group The Gospelaires with younger sister Dee Dee and their aunt Cissy Houston, mother of singer Whitney Houston

Bonus Trivia

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A federal tax lien was filed against Warwick in 2009, claiming the singer owed $2.2 million in unpaid taxes from the 90s. The IRS revoked its claim in May 2012 and admitted that because of an accounting mistake, Warwick did not owe more than $2 million in back taxes.

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Warwick filed for bankruptcy on March 21, 2013. According to the petition, the singer listed total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million in taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California.

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