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Her mother christened Charlene (given birth to June 1, 1950, in Hollywood, CA) Charlene Marilynn D’Angelo. Who have believed a recording profession with Motown, years later on, would twist and change greater than a Rubik’s Cube? She authorized to the label in 1973, when she was 23 yrs . old, as Charlene Duncan. Her 1st single, “EVERYTHING Love Visited Waste,” arrived in January 1974, sandwiched between Edwin Starr’s “Ain’t It Hell Up in Harlem” as well as the Jackson Five’s “Dance Machine. She following made an appearance on Motown’s Prodigal label 3 years later on with “It Ain’t Easy Comin’ Down,” that was acknowledged to Charlene, though an recording issued exactly the same month experienced Charlene Duncan within the backbone (confusingly, it had been entitled Charlene). Another recording, Songs of Like from May 1977, was a repackaging of the prior album with a fresh version of 1 song, “I’ve By no means Gone to Me,” this time around lacking a spoken bridge. Issued mainly because her third solitary, it became probably the most effective up to now with lots 97 showing within the graphs. She released yet another solitary on Motown, 1980’s “I WILL NOT Remember Ever Caring You,” but was fallen until 1982, when “I’ve By no means Gone to Me” became a radio strike. Motown re-recorded the music with the erased spoken bridge — which preached about abortion and unborn kids — and it soared to number 3 within the pop graph in 1982. Regrettably, Charlene was by no means able to follow-up her lucky break with another strike. “Utilized to Become,” a duet with Stevie Wonder, notched at quantity 46 in 1982, though it had been her last graph entry. Insufficient hits, nevertheless, didn’t prevent Motown from emptying its vaults of Charlene monitors. Her third LP, I’ve Hardly ever Gone to Me, arrived in March 1982, and once again one month afterwards using a different cover. The Sky May be the Limit fell in January 1983, and Strike and Run Fan appeared per year . 5 afterwards. Her documenting of “Fireplace” appeared over the Last Dragon soundtrack in the film of the same name, but after departing Motown once again in 1985, she apparently fell from the facial skin of the planet earth.

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Date Of Birth January 25, 1978
Height 1.77 m
Profession Swimmer
Nationality South African
Spouse Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Children Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès, Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
Parents Michael Kenneth Wittstock, Lynette Humberstone Wittstock

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1 Her song, "I've Never Been to Me," reached #3 on the U.S. charts in May of 1982.



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Me Without You 2001 performer: "I've Never Been to Me" 1976
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994 performer: "I've Never Been To Me"
The Last Dragon 1985 performer: "Fire"
The Last American Virgin 1982 performer: "It Ain't Easy Comin' Down"
Elas por Elas 1982 TV Series performer: "I've Never Been To Me"



Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2005 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
The Last Dragon 1985 Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1983 TV Series Herself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
Top of the Pops 1982 TV Series Herself

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