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The Supremes

The Supremes
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Diana Ross (with Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard)
Joseph Eula, 16 Jan 1925 - 27 Oct 2004
Mary Wilson, 6 Mar 1944 - 8 Feb 2021
Diana Ross, born 26 Mar 1944
Florence Ballard, 30 Jun 1943 - 22 Feb 1976
Color photolithographic poster
Sheet: 96.5 x 63.5 cm (38 x 25")
Mary Wilson: Female
Mary Wilson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular
Diana Ross: Female
Diana Ross: Visual Arts\Designer\Fashion designer
Diana Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Diana Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Pop
Florence Ballard: Female
Florence Ballard: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack Rennert
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Diana Ross (born 1944) achieved international stardom as the lead singer of the Supremes. The group’s breakout single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1964, followed shortly thereafter by “Baby Love,” “Come See about Me,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again.” The trio crowned their success in October 1965 by becoming the first pop group to play Lincoln Center. This poster advertises that historic concert, with Ross standing at far right beside Mary Wilson (born 1944; center) and Florence Ballard (1943–1976; left). In 1970, Ross left the Supremes to pursue a highly acclaimed and influential solo career. She also appeared in five films, beginning with Lady Sings the Blues in 1972. Ross was a Kennedy Center honoree in 2007 and received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2016.
Diana Ross (n. 1944) alcanzó el estrellato internacional como cantante principal de las Supremes. El primer hit del grupo, “Where Did Our Love Go”, llegó al tope de la lista de 100 éxitos de Billboard en agosto de 1964, seguido de “Baby Love”, “Come See about Me”, “Stop in the Name of Love” y “Back in My Arms Again”. Su consagración llegó en octubre de 1965, cuando fueron el primer grupo pop presentado en el Lincoln Center. Este cartel anuncia aquel histórico concierto, con Ross de pie a la extrema derecha junto Mary Wilson (n. 1944, centro) y Florence Ballard (1943–1976, izquierda). En 1970 Ross se separó de las Supremes y prosiguió una aclamada e influyente carrera de solista. También filmó cinco películas, entre ellas Lady Sings the Blues en 1972. Fue premiada por el Kennedy Center en 2007 y en 2016 recibió la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad, la distinción civil más alta del país.
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National Portrait Gallery