Dionne Warwick

American singer, actress and TV show host

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 80)
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)
Associated actsBurt Bacharach, The Spinners, Isaac Hayes, Sacha Distel, Whitney Houston, Jeffrey Osborne, June Pointer, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dieter Bohlen, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Chuck Jackson, Barry Manilow, Bee Gees, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Kashif, Howard Hewett, Johnny Mathis

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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