Dionne Warwick

Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer, television host, and former Goodwill Ambassador for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

Dionne Warwick
Warwick in 1966
Marie Dionne Warrick

(1940-12-12) December 12, 1940 (age 80)
NationalityUnited States
EducationEast Orange High School
Alma materUniversity of Hartford Hartt School
  • Singer
  • actress
  • television show host
Years active1955–present
(m. 1966; div. 1967)
(m. 1967; div. 1975)
Children2 including Damon Elliott (son)
RelativesDee Dee Warwick (sister)
Cissy Houston (maternal aunt)
Whitney Houston
(maternal first cousin)
Gary Garland
(maternal first cousin)
Bobbi Kristina Brown (maternal first cousin once removed)
Leontyne Price
(maternal cousin)
Musical career
  • Vocals
Associated acts

Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers between 1955 and 1999, based on her chart history on Billboard's Hot 100 pop singles chart. She is one of the most-charted female vocalists of all time, with 56 of her singles making the Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998 (12 of them Top Ten), and 80 singles in total – either solo or collaboratively – making the Hot 100, R&B and/or adult contemporary charts.[1][2]