Mavis Staples

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Born: 07/28/1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Blues Divas 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Mavis! 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Take Me to the River 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Rejoice and Shout 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Lightning in a Bottle 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Rave Un2 the Year 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Live From the House of Blues 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Townsend Television 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Graffiti Bridge 1990 (Movie)

Melody Cool (Actor)

The Cosby Show 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (10)

Conan 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("Can You Get To That") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

My Blueberry Nights 2008 (Movie)

("Eyes on the Prize") (Song Performer)

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

("Have A Little Faith") (Song Performer)

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

("This Little Light Of Mine") (Song Performer)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 (Movie)

("Christmas Vacation") (Song Performer)

Sweet Hearts Dance 1988 (Movie)

("Oh Happy Day") (Song Performer)

Wildcats 1986 (Movie)

("Show Me How It Works") (Song Performer)

A Piece of the Action 1977 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Relationships

Bob Dylan Song

Ex-Companion

Cleotha Staples

Sister

Yvonne Staples

Sister

Purvis Staples

Brother

Milestones

2013

Released second album with Jeff Tweedy, One True Vine.

2011

Won a Grammy for Best Americana album for You Are Not Alone.

2005

Received the Lifetime Achievement Award along with the other members of The Staples Singers at the Grammys.

2004

Late career resurgence with the release of Have a Little Faith.

1978

Appeared in Martin Scorsese's "The Last Waltz".

1972

No. 1 hit with the Staples Singer with "I'll Take You There".

1970

No. 1 hit with The Staples Singers with "Respect Yourself".

1968

Solo album debut.

1957

First hit record with "Uncloudy Day".

1953

Landed a recording contract with The Staples Singers.

Bonus Trivia

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Dated Bob Dylan in the late 60s; Dylan later asked Mavis's father for his daughter's hand in marriage.

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After nearly 60 years as a professional singer, Staples won her first Grammy in 2011.

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Landed her first recording contract at the age of 14.

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Together with her father and three older sisters, is part of the mult-platinum selling gospel group, The Staples Singers.

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