Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer-songwriter, actress, dancer and entertainer. Her success, dominance, popularity and consistent contributions to the rock music genre got her the title, "The Queen of Rock & Roll". She is known worldwide for her overpowering and energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, ground-breaking concerts as well as for her long, well-proportioned legs that are considered the most famous in show business.
Turner performing in 2009
|Birth name||Anna Mae Bullock|
|Also known as||Tina Turner|
|Born||November 26, 1939|
Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, soul, rock 'n' roll, pop, rock, dance|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress|
|Labels||Capitol, EMI, Parlophone, Virgin|
|Associated acts||Ike & Tina Turner, Bryan Adams|
She was listed on Rolling Stone's list The Immortals – The Greatest Artists of All Time. Turner is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and she is also represented in the Grammy Hall of Fame by two of her recordings: "River Deep - Mountain High" (1999) and "Proud Mary" (2003). Turner has won eight Grammy Awards. She is a Buddhist.
In 2013, three weeks after her wedding to Erwin Bach, she suffered a stroke and had to learn to walk again.
In 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. Turner used homeopathic remedies to treat her high blood pressure but caused kidney failure. Her chances of receiving a kidney were low, and she was urged to start dialysis. Turner wanted to commit assisted suicide, but her husband donated his kidney in April 2017.
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