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Linda Ronstadt

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt

Profession: Singer and Actress

United States of America

Why Famous: Ronstadt retired in 2011 after an immensely popular career in which she won, among others, ten Grammy Awards, an Emmy, and two American Country Music awards. She has released 24 studio albums and 14 compilation albums, including many top-40 singles and a single number one: 'You're No Good.' She was far more successful in the United States than across the Atlantic. Nevertheless, Ronstadt remains one of the highest selling artists of all time.

In 2013, she revealed a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The 2019 documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" won a Grammy Award as Best Music Film.

Born: July 15, 1946
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1975-03-25 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers' song "When Will I Be Loved" as a single
  • 1977-10-14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
  • 1979-01-12 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
  • 1981-01-08 Linda Ronstadt opens in "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Uris Theater, NYC
  • 1983-07-15 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US
  • 2014-04-01 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens
  • 2014-07-28 Linda Ronstadt receives the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.

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