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By Valerie Complex. She stands out from the other singing divas because her catalog is the most diverse. With her cross-genre appeal, her music touched all people, everywhere.
Facts and stories
The film is at its most authentic when Warwick gets to tell her story in her own words—and she is having a blast doing so. The scene is cut with intermittent clips of admirers and friends of the legendary singer, including Gladys Knight, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Elton John and others, who speak about how Warwick influenced their lives. The singer grew up in New Jersey, singing gospel music in the church.
The crowning achievement of the group was winning amateur night at the Apollo. After being noticed on the Apollo stage, she made a living as a background singer, using that to pay her way through college. She learned to become a more proficient musician by reading, writing music, and playing the piano.
After singing background for the Four Tops, she was discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, which led her to to Scepter records. After recording a song for the duo, she heard it on the radio with another singer. Warwick was not having it. Sadly, others have tried to test her boundaries. After her first few hits with Bacharach and David, Warwick went on a tour of the south.
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She played for segregated crowds and refused to appease the white audience just because she was told to do so. When on tour in Europe, her album was being promoted with a white woman on the cover. She took it all in stride, but once again had to let them know that she will always be true to herself and what you get.
The diva singer admits that she did give in to one such makeover by a golden age Hollywood actress. When on tour in Paris, Marlene Dietrich acted as a stage manager for her show by setting up sound, lighting, and staging.
When the two were looking over the wardrobe for the show, Dietrich thought the selection was trash and took Warwick shopping for couture clothes. This was the first time the singer was exposed to such high fashion. After that encounter, Warwick only wore the best clothes and inadvertently became a sex symbol.
But Heilbroner and Wooley chose to focus on her triumphs. The viewer will see a woman who accomplished so much over her nearly year career, and still has more to give.
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