Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight
Birth Date: May 28, 1944
Birth Time: 7:52 p.m.
Birth City: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Degree : 7º31'31.65"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 3º54'39.46"
Moon Sign
Pada : 2
Degree : 17º49'22.41"
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Kundali Details

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Birth Details

Gender Female
Weekday Sunday
Date May 28, 1944
Time 7:52 p.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Geo-location 33ºN44'56.4",
Timezone America/New_York

Residence Details

City Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Timezone America/New_York


Time (America/New_York) May. 28, 1944, 08:52:00 PM
Time (UTC) May. 29, 1944, 12:52:00 AM
Time (LMT) May. 28, 1944, 07:14:27 PM
Time (Julian) 2431239.53611111
LMT Correction -5.6258 Hrs
Ayanmsha True Chitra - 23º4'10.49"

Birth Place

Location of birth place on map - Lat: 33ºN44'56.4" Lon: 84ºS23'16.73"

Life Attributes

List of attributes/tags and tag associated with this kundali.


Religion/Spirituality | Western


Business | Business owner Entertainment | Child performer Entertain/Music | Group/ Duo Entertain/Music | Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. Writers | Autobiographer


Work | Same Job more than 10 yrs Work | Travel for work Work | Work in team/ Tandem Financial | Gain - Financial success in field Financial | Gambler Financial | Loss - Financial crisis


Awards | Grammy Awards | Hall of Fame Awards | Vocational award Famous | Top 5% of Profession


Body | Race


Childhood | Disadvantaged Childhood | Family traumatic event Relationship | Divorce bitter Relationship | Marriage less than 3 Yrs Relationship | Number of Divorces Relationship | Number of Marriages Relationship | Stress - Traumatic event Parenting | Birthing - Miscarriages Parenting | Kids 1-3

Life Story

Story of person and major life events assoicated with this Kundali

American singer, leader of the long-lived rhythm and blues pop group "Gladys Knight and The Pips." In 1989, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. On 2/26/1998, they were given the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in New York City. Originally, Knight went into show business because of family hardships to help support her family and she established herself as a rock and soul singer in the '60s and '70s with hits such as "Midnight Train to Georgia." Knight was the daughter of Atlanta postal worker, Merald Knight and his wife Elizabeth. At the age of four, Gladys astounded others as a precocious child vocalist soloing at Mount Mariah Baptist Church in Atlanta. In 1952, she appeared on the "Ted Mack Amateur Hour" after winning a national talent contest at Madison Square Garden in New York. That same year, she formed "The Pips" with her older brother Bubba and her cousins. When she was 13, her dad suffered a nervous breakdown and Knight hit the show business circuit with her backup singers to earn a living. In 1960, at the age of 16, Knight found herself pregnant by Atlanta musician Jimmy Newman. The couple married and soon after Knight experienced a devastating miscarriage. The marriage was in trouble financially but the couple continued to persevere through a difficult time. Knight gave birth to son Jimmy in 1962 and daughter Kenya in 1964. When her husband became addicted to drugs, he soon abandoned his wife and young kids, ending the marriage in divorce. Disaster struck with Jimmy Jr., her 36-year-old son, died following a two day alcohol-induced cocaine binge. He died in his sleep on 7/10/1999 of a drug overdose in Las Vegas, NV. After a decade of club dates around the country, "Gladys Knight and The Pips" scored a hit with "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," 1967. The song made it to the top of the pop charts. In the 1970s, "Gladys Knight and The Pips" received plenty of radio air play with "If I Were Your Woman" and "Neither One of Us." With a career peak 1973-76, the group was recognized by the music industry with Grammy Awards in 1973 and again in 1988. Knight embarked on her second marriage, and her son Shanga was born on 8/01/1976. But the couple ended up in a long, bitter custody battle and experienced financial disaster from her husband's film projects. By 1989, Knight was ready to step out into a solo singing career. She continued to record albums but accused the music industry of racial prejudice. She was unhappy to find solo artists Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey heavily promoted by white pop executives who were encouraging white acts to sound black. Knight also believed that there was an audience for older singing artists rather than the concentration on new youth acts by the industry. She continued to perform regularly at Las Vegas casino stage shows. Since 1978, she has been a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada living in a six-bedroom desert home. Knight soon became addicted to gambling. She first began to bet on football games. Soon, baccarat became an all-consuming passion. She would regularly win or lose tens of thousands of dollars during a single night. Every day she would wake up with the excited expectation of playing baccarat. In the late 1980s, Knight bottomed out after a high-stakes binge loss of $45,000. She went to Gamblers Anonymous to help her kick her demon habit. Religion has been a comfort to Knight in controlling her addiction. Born a Baptist, Knight converted to Roman Catholicism, and today relies on her belief in the Mormon religion. As a businesswoman, she invested money in her daughter's successful bakery emporium in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1995, Knight married Les Brown, a successful author and motivational speaker who lectures around the country. They had difficulty adopting their contrasting career schedules to married life. Brown encouraged his wife to write her autobiography and helped her get her $500,000 book advance from Hyperion book publishers. "Gladys Knight: Between Each Line of Pain and Glory" was published in 1997. That year, while Brown was on the road, Knight was served with divorce papers from her husband. Single again, Knight has not given up on finding love despite her three unhappy marital experiences. In early 2001, more than six years since her last pop-R&B album, "Just For You," Knight has come out with "At Last." Not that she has been retired; in those years the souls legend has released an inspirational CD, published her autobiography and along with the Pips, has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Rhythm & Blues halls of fame. Gladys Knight married corporate consultant William McDowell, age undisclosed, on 4/12/2001. Link to Wikipedia biography

Life Events

List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile
S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Jan. 1, 1967

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1967 (Song, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine")



Jan. 1, 1973

Work : Prize 1973 (Grammy)



Jan. 1, 1988

Work : Prize 1988 (Grammy)



Jan. 1, 1989

Work : Prize 1989 at 12:00 midnight in Cleveland, OH (Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)



Jan. 1, 1997

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 (Autobiography, "Gladys Knight: Between Each Line of Pain and Glory")



Feb. 26, 1998

Work : Prize 26 February 1998 (Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award) .



Feb. 1, 2001

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released February 2001 (CD, "At Last.") .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Jan. 1, 1995

Relationship : Marriage 1995 (Third marriage, Les Brown)



Jan. 1, 1997

Relationship : Divorce dates 1997 (Les Brown)



April 12, 2001

Relationship : Marriage 12 April 2001 (William McDowell) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Great Publicity

Jan. 1, 1952

Social : Great Publicity 1952 (Appeared on "Ted Mack Amateur Hour")

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Birth Child

Jan. 1, 1960

Family : Change in family responsibilities 1960 (Son born)


Birth Child

Jan. 1, 1964

Family : Change in family responsibilities 1964 (Daughter born)


Birth Child

Aug. 1, 1976

Family : Change in family responsibilities 1 August 1976 (Son born) .


Residence Change

Jan. 1, 1978

Family : Change residence 1978 (Moved to Las Vegas, NV)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Child Death

July 10, 1999

Death of Child 10 July 1999 at 12:00 midnight in Las Vegas, NV (Son died of OD, age 36) .

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