Diana Ross got her start with the Supremes, which reached the pinnacle of pop stardom in the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross remained a major record-seller and proved herself as an actor, receiving an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in 1972’s "Lady Sings the Blues."
As a singer, her solo hits included "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" and "Love Hangover," but her biggest success was "Endless Love," a duet with Lionel Richie. Other collaborators included Marvin Gaye, whose album of duets with Ross yielded three chart singles, and Michael Jackson, who wrote and produced the hit "Muscles."
Ross also had major film roles in "Mahogany" and "The Wiz," and in 2007 she was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. A close friend of Jackson, she was named in his will as the guardian of his children in the event of the death of his mother.
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