Gladys Knight

A powerhouse of R&B and soul in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gladys Knight fronted the Pips, a vocal trio that included her brother, Merald, on a series of chart-topping singles and albums including "I Heard It ... Read more »
Born: 05/27/1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (121)

Seasons of Love 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Knight Life with Gladys 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Dancing With the Stars 2012 (Tv Show)

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Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

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The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

American Idol 2003, 2007, 2011 (Tv Show)

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BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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A Capitol Fourth 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The Tyler Perry Show 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Tyler Perry's House of Payne 2009 (Tv Show)

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Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself 2009 (Movie)

Wilma (Actor)

Unbeatable Harold 2009 (Movie)

Phyllis (Actor)

30 Rock 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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National Memorial Day Concert 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The BET Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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

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BET AWARDS 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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JAG 2005 (Tv Show)

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Las Vegas 2005 (Tv Show)

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Walk of Fame: Smokey Robinson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Las Vegas Live! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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A Different World 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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American Juniors 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

Olivia Robidoux (Actor)

Living Single 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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New York Undercover 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Jamie Foxx Show 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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10th Annual Trumpet Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Aaliyah: The E! True Hollywood Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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

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

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Aaliyah: A Life Cut Short 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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At Home With... 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 2000 Trumpet Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The BET 20th Anniversary Celebration 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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AMC in Concert at the Rainbow Room 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Gladys Knight 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Sixth Annual Trumpet Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Vicki Lawrence Show 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Christmas in Rockefeller Center 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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

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The 1996 Summer Olympics 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Sinbad's Summer Jam: 70's Soul Music Festival 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Ralph Emery: On the Record With Vince 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Jackson Family Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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National Memorial Day Concert (1993) 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Twenty Bucks 1993 (Movie)

Mrs McCormac (Actor)

Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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

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The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Essence Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Today at 40 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Dionne and Friends 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Walt Disney World's 4th of July Spectacular 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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CBS' Happy New Year America 1988 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Diet America Challenge 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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

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The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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A Blues Session: B.B. King & Friends 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Sesame Street, Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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

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

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An Enemy Among Us 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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CBS' Happy New Year America 1986 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Desperado 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Super Night at the Super Bowl 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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

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The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Benson 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Charlie & Company 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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

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The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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CBS' Happy New Year America 1984 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Mac Davis Special: The Music of Christmas 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Suzanne Somers Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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100 Years of Golden Hits 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Uptown 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Pipe Dreams 1976 (Movie)

Maria Wilson (Actor)

Ailey Celebrates Ellington 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Gladys Knight and the Pips 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Save the Children 1973 (Movie)

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Family Night (TV Show)

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Hot in Cleveland (Tv Show)

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The Mrs. America Pageant (TV Show)

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Music (29)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

("You And I Ain't Nothin' No More") (Song Performer)

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

("The Nitty Gritty") (Song Performer)

For Colored Girls 2010 (Movie)

("Settle") (Song Performer)

Fired Up! 2009 (Movie)

("Two Type Of Bitches") (Song)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("Since I Fell For You") (Song Performer)

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself 2009 (Movie)

("The Need To Be") (Song Performer)

Unbeatable Harold 2009 (Movie)

("Harold Has Arrived") (Song Performer)

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys 2008 (Movie)

("I Hope You Dance") (Song Performer)

Drowning Mona 2000 (Movie)

("Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye)") (Song Performer)

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("The Look of Love") (Song Performer)

Joe the King 1999 (Movie)

("Between Her Goodbye & My Hello") (Song Performer)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

("If I Were Your Woman") (Song Performer)

Set It Off 1996 (Movie)

("Missing You") (Song Performer)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

("I've Got to Use My Imagination") (Song Performer)

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

("On and On") (Song Performer)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

("Midnight Train to Georgia") (Song)

True Identity 1991 (Movie)

("Walk the Line") (Song Performer)

Ghost Dad 1990 (Movie)

("Strong As Steel") (Song Performer)

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

("Licence to Kill") (Song Performer)

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

("Love Overboard) (Song Performer)

Broadcast News 1987 (Movie)

("Midnight Train to Georgia") (Song Performer)

Cobra 1986 (Movie)

("Loving on Borrowed Time (Love Theme From 'Cobra')") (Song Performer)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling 1986 (Movie)

("I Heard It Through The Grapevine") (Song Performer)

Rocky IV 1985 (Movie)

("Double or Nothing") (Song Performer)

Love, Sidney 1981 - 1983 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Black Joy 1978 (Movie)

("Midnight Train to Georgia") (Song Performer)

Sunburn 1978 (Movie)

("I Just Want to Be With You") (Song Performer)

Biography

A powerhouse of R&B and soul in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gladys Knight fronted the Pips, a vocal trio that included her brother, Merald, on a series of chart-topping singles and albums including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me. " From the launch of their career on the Southern club circuit in the late 1950s, Knight's soulful and dynamic vocals, underscored by the glittering harmonies of the Pips, established her as a formidable figure in popular music. After landing at Motown in the late 1960s, she scored several hits on the R&B charts, but found her true success at Buddah in the early 1970s with "Midnight Train to Georgia," the group's first No. 1 pop hit and signature song. After a brief separation over legal issues, Knight and the Pips reunited for a decade's worth of additional hits while she established herself as a solo act as well as a capable actress on television and in the occasional film. After scoring a No. 1 pop hit with "That's What Friends Are For" (1986), Knight and the Pips closed out their landmark careers in 1988, whereupon Knight kicked off her solo career in earnest, with numerous Top 5 hits and a 2001 Grammy award among its accolades. In the late 2000s, Knight appeared to retire from popular music to concentrate on gospel, but her glorious body of work with the Pips remained among the highwater marks of 1960s and 1970s music.

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