Nancy Wilson Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Nancy Wilson (Nancy Sue Wilson)

Last Updated: 09 Apr, 2024 | Views: 201

Age: 81

Profession: Singer

Other Profession(s): Actress

Famous For: Sang How Glad I Am (Song)

Higher Education: B.A. Degree

Nancy Wilson Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
20 Feb, 1937 (81 Years 09 Months 23 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth Place

Birth Sign



Died on
13 Dec, 2018

Cause of Death
Kidney Cancer

Nancy Wilson Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About Nancy Wilson -Biography
Nancy Wilson was a singer born on February 20th, 1937. The American artist is known for her ability to blend jazz, soul, and pop together into one. She spent several decades captivating audiences with her voice and emotion.

• Nancy recorded first album “Like in Love” in 1956 - rise to fame in jazz scene.
• Her popularity rises after release of “Guess Who I Saw Today” in 1960.
• Dived into theme song soundtracks with “Hollywood - My Way” in 1962
• Nancy collaborated with big name musicians Cannonball Adderley on the album “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley.”
• In 1982 released a successful contemporary pop and adult contemporary hit “I’m in Love.”
• 1994: She teams up with jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis for the album "Meant to Be," earning critical acclaim.
• 2004: Nancy's album "R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal)" wins the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
• 2010: She collaborates with artists like Phil Woods and Joey DeFrancesco on the album "Turned to Blue," displaying her enduring talent.

Nancy Wilson Personal Life:

• 1959: Nancy marries drummer Kenny Dennis, and they have a son, Kenneth (1960), but later divorce in 1970.
• 1973: She ties the knot with Presbyterian minister Wiley Burton, and the couple remains married until his passing in 2008.
• 1982: Nancy balances her music career with motherhood and raises her three children - Kenneth, Samantha, and Sheryl.
• 1993: She becomes actively involved in advocating for civil rights and AIDS awareness causes.

Nancy Wilson Philanthropy:

• 2001: Nancy establishes the Nancy Wilson Foundation to support education and music programs for underprivileged youth.
• 2005: She performs in benefit concerts to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
• 2009: Nancy contributes to the Grammy Foundation's initiatives to preserve and promote music education in schools.
• 2013: She participates in various charity events to support cancer research and treatment organizations.

Nancy Wilson Awards and Honors:

• 1964: Nancy wins her first Grammy Award for the album "How Glad I Am," featuring the iconic title track.
• 2002: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist.
• 2004: Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album - "R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal)."
• 2005: Inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame for her philanthropic efforts and advocacy.

Nancy Wilson Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 160 cm
In Meters 1.60 m
In feet & Inches 5'3"

Weight (Approx.)
In Centimeters 160 cm
In Meters 1.60 m
In feet & Inches 5'3"

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Hair Color

Nancy Wilson Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Olden Wilson

Mother's Name
Lillian Ryan

Kenny Dennis, Wiley Burton



Kenneth Dennis Jr.

Sheryl Burton, Samantha Burton

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