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Date Of BirthDecember 15, 1939
SpouseCharles Hewlett
FactMinister in Los Angeles [2015].

Cindy Birdsong (born December 15, 1939) is an American singer. She is best known as a member of the 1960s girl group The Supremes, where she replaced Florence Ballard in 1967. She remained with the group until 1972 when she left to pursue a solo career.

Birdsong was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began her singing career as a teenager, singing gospel music in her local church. In 1957, she joined the doo-wop group The Del-Capris, who had a hit single with “The Boy from New York City”.

In 1961, Birdsong auditioned for Motown Records, but was not signed to the label. She continued to sing with The Del-Capris until 1963 when she joined the Supremes, replacing Florence Ballard. With the Supremes, Birdsong had hits such as “Love Child”, “Someday We’ll Be Together”, and “Up the Ladder to the Roof”. She left the group in 1972 to pursue a solo career.

Birdsong’s solo career was not as successful as her career with the Supremes. She released two albums on the Motown label, but neither album charted. In 1981, she released a disco single, “Turn Me Around”, which peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. She continued to perform and tour throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Birdsong has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Motown producer Richard Morris in 1974. The couple had one child together before divorcing in 1977. Her second marriage was to William Guest, a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. The couple married in 1978 and have two children together.

Birdsong has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She continues to perform and tour throughout the United States.

General Info

Full NameCindy Birdsong
Date Of BirthDecember 15, 1939
Height1.67 m
ProfessionNurse, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Someday We'll Be Together, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Reflections


SpouseCharles Hewlett
ParentsAnnie Birdsong, Lloyd Birdsong, Sr., Someday We'll Be Together, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Reflections


Music GroupsThe Supremes, Labelle, Former Ladies of the Supremes, Someday We'll Be Together, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, Reflections
MoviesThe Supremes In The Orient

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1Minister in Los Angeles [2015].
2Has one son David.
3Kidnapped on December 2, 1969 at knifepoint. She escaped by jumping out of a speeding car on the Hollywood Freeway.
4Replaced Florence Ballard in the Supremes in 1967, and left in 1972; returned to the group in 1973 but then left again in 1976.




Ein Jahr 'Ö 3'1968TV Movie as The Supremes
Tarzan1968TV SeriesSister Ann


Motown 452004TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Regis Philbin's Lifestyles1986TV SeriesHerself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHerself (Supremes member)
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1967-1970TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Singer
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHerself - Host / Singer
TCB1968TV MovieHerself (as The Supremes)
Where the Action Is1966TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentaryHerself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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