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Barbara Randolph Net Worth

Barbara Randolph Net Worth is
$700,000

Barbara Randolph Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Barbara Randolph (5 May 1942 – 15 July 2002), also known as Barbara Ann Sanders, was an African American singer and actress who recorded for Motown Records in the 1960s.She was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was adopted by the actress Lillian Randolph, who appeared in It's a Wonderful Life and many other movies. Barbara's show business career began – under the name Barbara Ann Sanders, having taken the name of Lillian's second husband - when she was eight years old, playing the part of Tanya in Bright Road with Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge. In 1957, both she and her mother Lillian briefly joined Steve Gibson's, vocal group, The Red Caps, as singers. However, regardless of common belief, Lillian Randolph and Steve Gibson were not sister and brother and he is, therefore, not Barbara's uncle (although she may have affectionately referred to him as such). James "Jay" Price, a member of the Red Caps from 1952-8, says that, while Steve and Lillian jokingly called each other "sister" and "brother," they weren't related at all. The story apparently started with a 31 December 1953 article in Jet Magazine that referred to Steve as Lillian's brother. It appeared in Major Robinson's gossip column, which carried the most outrageous (and unverified) claims from press agents. Most telling is that, in the 1910 United States Census, Lillian's mother was about 50, far too old to have given birth to Steve Gibson on October 12, 1914. She also appeared in her mother's and Gibson's nightclub acts, using her mother's maiden (and stage) name of Randolph in 1957 (and would appear with the Red Caps on many occasions in the 1960s).Barbara Randolph first recorded as a solo singer for RCA Records in 1960. In 1964 she joined The Platters, replacing singer Zola Taylor, but left after a year and an album (The New Soul of the Platters). She also continued to work as an actress, taking the part of Dorothy in the 1967 movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn. In the same year, she signed with Motown Records, but only released two singles for the company on its subsidiary Soul label - "I Got a Feeling" / "You Got Me Huntin' All Over" (Soul 35038), followed a year later by a version of "Can I Get a Witness" (Soul 35050), using the same B-side. Neither record was commercially successful, but Randolph was sufficiently highly regarded to tour with Marvin Gaye as a replacement for Tammi Terrell after Tammi became ill. Randolph also toured with The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Hugh Masekela as part of the "Motown Sound" show in 1968. She was reportedly also considered as a replacement for Florence Ballard in 1967 for the Supremes, and Diana Ross in The Supremes in 1969. Randolph used the year 1970 for entertaining US forces in Vietnam, returning to paid performances the next year.She married Eddie Singleton, who had previously been married to Berry Gordy's ex-wife, Raynoma Liles Go
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Date Of BirthMay 5, 1942
Died2002-07-05
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, USA
ProfessionActress
Star SignTaurus
#Fact
1Briefly toured with Marvin Gaye when his steady partner, the late Tammi Terrell, fell ill.
2Left Motown in the early 70s and cut tracks for other labels. Made a mini-comeback in England years later.
3In 1967 she was briefly considered as a possible replacement for Florence Ballard in The Supremes, but Diana Ross nixed the idea. Barbara went on to record solo and released a single of Holland-Dozier-Holland's "I Got a Feeling" in 1968. She also recorded her own version of Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get a Witness.".
4Was a member of The Platters in 1964. Was a Motown recording artist during the mid-to-late '60s.
5Daughter of Lillian Randolph.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cactus Flower1969Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner1967Dorothy
Channing1963TV SeriesMiss Nichols
Bright Road1953Tanya Hamilton (as Barbara Ann Sanders)

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