May. 28th, 1944
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
5' 3 1/2"
Gladys Knight's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - I Can Do Bad All By Myself
2003 - Hollywood Homicide
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Contestant
Dr. Donna Robinson
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- Mother of 'Jomo Hankerson' (qv) and 'Kenya Jackson' (qv).
- She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- She owns a chain of chicken and waffles restaurants based in Atlanta.
- The name, "The Pips", came from the name of their manager, James 'Pips' Wood.
- Ranked #18 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames (as a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips) in 1996.
- Won on "Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour" (1948)_ at age 4.
- Aunt, by marriage, of singer 'Aaliyah (I)' (qv) (she was married to Aaliyah's uncle 'Barry Hankerson' (qv)).