Betty Wright

Betty Wright

composer, actress, soundtrack

Betty Wright was born on Dec 21, 1953 in USA. Betty Wright's big-screen debut came with True Love directed by Nancy Savoca in 1989.

Soul and R&B singer Betty Wright was born December 21, 1953 in Miami, Florida. She started out as a member of her family's own gospel group The Echoes of Joy and began working as a backup vocalist for other singers at age thirteen. She recorded her 1968 debut album "My First Time Around" when she was only 15 years old; this begat her first hit song, "Girls Can't Do What Guys Can Do." Betty scored her biggest and most beloved smash success with the supremely funky and sassy "Clean Up Woman," which peaked at #2 on the R&B charts and #6 on the Billboard pop charts in 1972. She won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for "Where Is the Love?" in 1975. Such songs as "Secretary," "Shoorah! Shoorah!," "If I Ever Do Wrong," "Tonight is the Night," and "Slip In and Do It" were all respectable hits on the R&B radio charts throughout the early to mid-1970s.

  • Birthday

    Dec 21, 1953
  • Place of Birth

    Miami, Florida, USA


1 wins & 5 nominations

Grammy Awards
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
Winner - Grammy