Patti LaBelle

Singer, Actor
An R&B diva for over four decades, Patti LaBelle's multi-octave voice, which could soar from a funky roar to an ear-piercing soprano within the same song, was the anchor behind a string of chart-topping hits as both a ... Read more »
Born: 05/23/1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (151)

A Different World 1989 - 1994, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1989 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sunday Best 2007 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

The Nanny 1991 - 1994, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Horror Story 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mama, I Want to Sing! 2014 (Movie)

Sister Carrie (Actor)

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

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

BET Honors 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

America's Got Talent 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Top Chef 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The BET Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Clash of the Choirs 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Cover 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. Persons (Actor)

Dog Whisperer 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Chef America 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

Jackie's Mom (Actor)

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

The Real Angel Davenport (Actor)

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

Actor

Preaching to the Choir 2006 (Movie)

Sister Jasmine (Actor)

World Music Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Made in the U.S.A. 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

All of Us 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

My Music: Superstars of 70's Soul Live 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Born to Diva 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

51st NBA All-Star Game 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual BET Walk of Fame 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Journeys in Black 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Santa, Baby! 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

1st Annual BET Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Holidays With the Stars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Independence Day 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Patti Labelle: Surviving With Soul 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

RuPaul 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Essence Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Trumpet Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Essence Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Patti LaBelle Live! One Night Only 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Essence Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Essence Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th NAACP Image Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Essence Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra Duets 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXIX 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

A Country Music Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Essence Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Spider Junior High 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

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

Actor

The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Going Home to Gospel With Patti LaBelle 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Fire and Rain 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox Presents Tommy Performed By the Who 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Ashford and Simpson: Going Home 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sing 1989 (Movie)

Mrs DeVere (Actor)

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

Actor

The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Sesame Street, Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Liberty Weekend 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The Patti LaBelle Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 1st Annual CBS Easter Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

A Soldier's Story 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eubie Blake: A Century of Music 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Working 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire and Rain (Movie)

Lucille Jacobson (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Della Reese (TV Show)

Narrator

Parker Kane (TV Show)

Actor

Unnatural Causes (TV Show)

Actor
Music (31)

The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986 - 2011 (TV Show)

Theme Song Performer

Cop Out 2010 (Movie)

("Soul Brother") (Song)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Swarovski Style Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

World Music Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("I Wish") (Song Performer)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

("One of These Mornings") (Song Performer)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

("Stir It Up") (Song Performer)

Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005 (Movie)

("I Wanna Be Free") (Song Performer)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

("New Attitude") (Song Performer)

The Woodsman 2004 (Movie)

("His Eye Is On The Sparrow") (Song Performer)

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

("Ready For A Miracle") (Song Performer)

John Q. 2002 (Movie)

("The Voice Inside My Heart") (Song Performer)

Dancing With Divas: A G-String Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Simon Birch 1998 (Movie)

("Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town") (Song)

The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 (Movie)

("Lady Marmalade") (Song Performer)

Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

("The Right Kinda Lover") (Song Performer)

Leap of Faith 1992 (Movie)

("Ready For a Miracle") (Song Performer)

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 (Movie)

("Barbeque Bess") (Song Performer)

The Five Heartbeats 1991 (Movie)

("We Haven't Finished Yet") (Song Performer)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

("If You Asked Me To") (Song Performer)

Sing 1989 (Movie)

("Total Concentration") (Song Performer)

Dragnet 1987 (Movie)

("Just the Facts") (Song Performer)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

("I Know What I Want") (Song Performer)

Sweet Liberty 1986 (Movie)

("Something Special (Is Gonna Happen Tonight)") (Song Performer)

Brewster's Millions 1985 (Movie)

("In the Nick of Time") (Song Performer)

A Soldier's Story 1984 (Movie)

("Pourin' Whiskey Blues") (Song)

A Soldier's Story 1984 (Movie)

("Pourin' Whiskey Blues" "Low Down Dirty Shame") (Song Performer)

Beverly Hills Cop 1984 (Movie)

("Stir It Up" "New Attitude") (Song Performer)

Biography

An R&B diva for over four decades, Patti LaBelle's multi-octave voice, which could soar from a funky roar to an ear-piercing soprano within the same song, was the anchor behind a string of chart-topping hits as both a member of Labelle and a solo act in the 1980s and 1990s. LaBelle began her career as a teenager with the Philadelphia-based girl group the Ordettes, which later became a minor success as the Blue Belles. They traded pop orchestration for a funk-rock hybrid as Labelle, scoring a No. 1 hit in 1974 with the brazen "Lady Marmalade." After the group's demise in 1978, LaBelle struggled to keep her solo career afloat until scoring a string of hits in the early 1980s, most notably "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up" for the "Beverly Hills Cop" soundtrack (1984). She continued to generate chart hits in the 1990s while enjoying her status as a show-stopping live performer at a variety of events, where, for better or worse, she often outshone her fellow performers. LaBelle also enjoyed a modest acting career on television and stage and in films, but music remained her most consistent showcase. Though her recorded output slowed in the 2000s, LaBelle remained a force of nature in concert, where her voice continued to amaze and inspire with its full range of soul.

Relationships

Armistead Edwards

Husband
married in 1969

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