Dionne Warwick

American singer (born 1940)

Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940) is an American R&B singer. She was born in East Orange, New Jersey.

Dionne Warwick
Warwick with First Lady Pat Nixon in 1971
Warwick with First Lady Pat Nixon in 1971
Background information
Birth nameMarie Dionne Warrick
Born (1940-12-12) December 12, 1940 (age 81)
East Orange, New Jersey, United States
GenresGospel, R&B, soul, urban, soft rock, adult contemporary, quiet storm, pop
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
InstrumentsVocals, Mandocello
Years active1962–present
LabelsScepter (1962–1971)
Warner Bros. (1972–1977)
Arista (1979–1995)
Concord (2005–2007)
Rhino (2008–present)

Warwick sang many songs written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Many of these songs were hits.[1]

In 1990, Warwick hosted and executive produced a talk show, Dionne and Friends. She was a contestant in the 2011 season of The Apprentice.

Warwick's sister Dee Dee Warwick (1942-2008), their aunt Cissy Houston (born 1933) and cousin Whitney Houston (1963-2012) were singers.

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