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|Birth date:||July 18, 1941|
|Birth place:||Eufaula, Alabama, United States|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Author|
|Education:||Northeastern High Schoo|
|Parents:||Ruby Lee Gilmore, Elijah Joshua Reeves|
|Music groups:||Martha and the Vandellas (1962 – 1972)|
|Albums:||Heat Wave 1963 Greatest Hits 1966 Sugar 'n' Spice 1969 Martha and the Vandella... 1967 The Rest of My Life (Expande... 2015 (Expande... 2015)|
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Martha Rose Reeves is an R&B and pop singer and former politician, born on 18th July 1941 in Eufaula, Alabama, USA. She is probably best known for being the lead singer of the girl group “Martha and the Vandellas”, who made numerous hit singles such as “Nowhere to Run”, “Come and Get These Memories”, “Jimmy Mack”, “Heat Wave” and “Dancing In The Street”. In the period from 2005 to 2009, she served as a council woman for the city of Detroit, Michigan.
Have you ever wondered how rich Martha Reeves is? According to sources, it has been estimated that in early 2017 Martha Reeves’ net worth is over $5 million, acquired mainly through a long and successful music career, which dates from the late ‘50s. Apart from her music career, Martha has made a notable career as a politician, which significantly increased her net worth. Since she is still active in the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.
Martha Reeves Net Worth $5 Million
Although born in Alabama, Martha grew up in Detroit, the third of eleven children. As her family was very active in singing in the church choir, Reeves was raised on gospel music and looked up to singers such as Della Reese and Lena Horne. During her education in Northeastern High School, she had a vocal coach who worked with other talented musicians of the time too, such as Mary Wilson, Bobby Rogers and Florence Ballard. She soon became interested in doo-wop and R&B music, and joined a pop vocal group called “The Fascinations” in 1959, but left before they rose to fame. Martha’s friend, Gloria Williams of “The Del-Phis” group, hired Reeves to join the band in 1960, however, during this period, Reeves had to take up various jobs to make a living, and additionally sang jazz and blues standards in nighttime hours. This was how Motown A&R director Mickey Stevenson noticed her and invited her to an audition, so in the early ‘60s, Martha signed with Motown Records and her group was soon chosen to sing backup on Marvin Gaye’s song “Stubborn Kinda Fellow”, which became an instant hit single. Renamed to “Martha and the Vandellas”, they recorded their first own single in 1964 called “I’ll Have to Let Him Go”. Their second single “Come and Get These Memories” reached no.5 on the R&B chart and the third single, “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave)”, climbed to no.4 on the Hot 100 chart and no.1 on the R&B singles chart, for which the band received a Grammy Award Nomination. Soon followed other hits including “Quicksand”, “Dancing in the Street”, “Nowhere to Run”, “My Baby Loves Me” and “Jimmy Mack”, which all achieved enormous success on the charts, and added to her net worth.
However, as the years went by and the pressure of fame rose, Reeves became addicted to prescription drugs, and by 1969 their collaboration with Motown Records started to come apart. The group disbanded in 1972, and Martha started building her solo career. Although she released seven solo albums, she never reached the level of former popularity enjoyed by the band. Reeves also wrote and released an autobiography “Dancing in The Street, (Confessions of a Motown Diva)”, in 1994 and a year later she was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Apart from her music career, Martha also served as an elected member of the City Council of the City of Detroit from 2005 to 2009. She is a board member of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
When it comes to her personal life, Reeves has been married twice and has a son, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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|The Theory of Everything||2014||performer: "Love Is Like a Heat Wave"|
|Motown: The Early Years||2005||TV Movie documentary performer: "Dancing in the Street", " Love Is Like a Heat Wave", "Jimmy Mack", "Nowhere to Run"|
|Frequency||2000||performer: " Love Is Like A Heatwave"|
|Thelma & Louise||1991||performer: "Wild Night"|
|Fairy Tales||1978||performer: "You'll Feel the Magic in Me"|
|Saturday Night Live||1975||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Willie Dynamite||1974||performer: "Keep On Movin' On"|
|Fairy Tales||1978||Aunt La Voh|
|Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon||2011||Documentary with thanks to|
|Thank Your Lucky Stars||1964||TV Series||Herself|
|Allee Willis Loves Detroit||2015||Documentary filming||Herself|
|Unsung||2013||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Soul Power!||2013||TV Series documentary||Herself, vocalist, Martha & the Vandellas|
|My Brother Marvin||2012||Documentary||Herself|
|VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul||2011||TV Movie||Herself - Performer|
|Requiem for Detroit?||2010||TV Movie documentary||Herself - Motown Star and Detroit City Councilwoman|
|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There||2009||Video||Herself|
|Loose Women||2009||TV Series||Herself|
|Queens of British Pop||2009||TV Series||Herself|
|Legends||2009||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson||2008||TV Movie||Herself (pre-taped message)|
|Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|Motown: The Early Years||2005||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music||2005||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|Motown 45||2004||TV Special||Herself (segment "deleted")|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||2004||TV Series||Herself|
|E! True Hollywood Story||1998-2003||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers||2002||TV Movie documentary||Herself (Martha and the Vandellas 1962-1972)|
|V Graham Norton||2002||TV Series||Herself|
|Standing in the Shadows of Motown||2002||Documentary||Herself|
|Hollywood Squares||2002||TV Series||Herself|
|100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll||2000||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|Definitely Dusty||1999||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Band of Gold: The Invictus Story||1999||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Super Bowl XXXII||1998||TV Movie||Herself - Halftime Performer|
|Rock & Roll||1995||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|Motorworld||1995||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Original Leads of the Temptations||1992||Video documentary||Herself|
|Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll||1988||TV Special||Herself|
|Dancin' in the Street||1987||Video documentary||Herself|
|Àngel Casas Show||1987||TV Series||Herself|
|Ebony/Jet Showcase||1986||TV Series||Herself|
|Brown Sugar||1986||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|Motown Returns to the Apollo||1985||TV Special||Herself|
|Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll||1984||TV Movie||Herself|
|Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever||1983||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Good Old Days||1977||TV Movie||Herself|
|Sha Na Na||1977||TV Series||Themselves|
|The Midnight Special||1976||TV Series||Herself|
|Saturday Night Live||1975||TV Series||Herself - Musical Guest|
|In Concert||1975||TV Series||Herself|
|Soul Train||1971-1974||TV Series documentary||Guests / Herself|
|Rock Concert||1974||TV Series||Herself|
|Get It Together||1970||TV Series||Herself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1968||TV Series||Herself|
|Operation: Entertainment||1968||TV Series||Themselves|
|The Joey Bishop Show||1967||TV Series||Herself|
|Dream Girl of '67||1967||TV Series||Herself - Fashion Hostess|
|Where the Action Is||1966||TV Series||Herself - Martha and The Vandellas|
|Ready, Steady, Go!||1964-1966||TV Series||Herself|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1965||TV Series||Herself - Singer|
|It's What's Happening, Baby!||1965||TV Movie||Herself (as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas)|
|American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration||2002||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Temptations||1998||TV Movie|
|Motown 40: The Music Is Forever||1998||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
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