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Natalie Cole Biography, Wiki 2017

Natalie Maria Cole was born on 6 February 1950, in Los Angeles California, USA. She was a singer-songwriter and actress who found huge success from the mid-1970s until the 1990s. She was responsible for hit songs like “This Will Be”, “Our Love”, and “Inseparable”. She also released numerous high-selling albums and won multiple awards, responsible for helping raise the net worth she attained.

How rich was Natalie Cole? Sources tell us that her net worth was over $5 million at the time of her passing, most of the wealth she acquired can be attributed to a successful singing career. Even with some ups and downs during her life, she was still able to amass a sizable amount of money.

Natalie Cole Net Worth $5 Million

Natalie was from a family of singers and musicians, most notably his father, who was the legendary crooner Nat King Cole. As a child she met many of the popular singers of her father’s era and was influenced by music ranging from blues, soul, and jazz to rock. She started performing some of the songs he released with her older sister, and her father. Her father died from lung cancer while she was in high school, and she would then go on to University of Massachusetts Amherst to study Child Psychology. She never pursued that profession as she soon found that her love was really for music.

It was easy for Natalie to find places to perform at due to the legacy left by her father. She was eventually noticed by music producers who helped her start a music career with a recording company. After many rejections, she was offered a contract by Capitol Records, which had also handled the music of her father. She released her debut album entitled “Inseparable” in 1975, and the album won her two Grammy awards, for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best New Artist. The album went on to become a gold success and her net worth would start rising. She released her sophomore album called “Natalie” in 1976, which also went to gold, having influences from funk and jazz. Her next two albums in the following two years, “Unpredictable” and “Thankful” would become platinum hits. She continued to release live albums, collaborations and her next album “I Love You So”, which went to gold too, so her net worth kept rising.

Natalie’s next two albums were failures, as she battled with the stress of work and at the same time became dependent on drugs, and her performances and songs suffered as a reflection of her dependence. She eventually decided to go to rehab for six months, then returned with the album “Everlasting” which catapulted her back to success and became her first album to become platinum in 10 years. She followed it up with the album, “Good to Be Back”, but her best-selling album came in 1991, called “Unforgettable…With Love” and featured famous songs her father recorded; it was one of the first times technology was used to make it sound like she was singing a duet with him. The album became multi-platinum, selling seven million copies and earning Grammys that included Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance. She continued to make albums as well as carve an acting career on the side, although mostly cameo appearances in more than 10 films over 20 years.

By late 2015, Natalie had started cancelling events and it was reported that she had become constantly ill. Indee, she had on-going health issues and had finally passed away on 31 December 2015. Natalie had married three times, firstly to Marvin Yancy(1976-80) with whom she had a son, Robbie, who toured with her. Then to Andre Fischer(1989-95), and thirdly to Kenneth Dupre(2001-04), all from the music industry.



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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Sunshine" - as Natalie Ann Marie Cole
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 2014 performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark2014Documentary performer: "Unforgettable"
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV Special performer: "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"
Swinging with the Finkels2011performer: "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
Loose Women2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bride Wars2009performer: "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
Holiday Festival on Ice 20072007TV Movie performer: "Grown-up Christmas List"
The X Factor2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Keopi peurinseu 1-hojeom2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great Performances2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12006TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Must Love Dogs2005performer: "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
Bewitched2005performer: "L-O-V-E" 1969
Taxi2004/Iperformer: "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
The Easter Egg Adventure2004performer: "Crazy About You"
A Cinderella Story2004performer: "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
De-Lovely2004performer: "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" 1944
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003performer: "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
Mulheres Apaixonadas2003TV Series performer: "Tell Me All About It"
Freak City1999TV Movie performer: "When Sunny Gets Blue"
The Parent Trap1998performer: "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
Cats Don't Dance1997performer: "Tell Me Lies", "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentary performer: "They Can't Take That Away from Me" - uncredited
While You Were Sleeping1995performer: "THIS WILL BE AN EVERLASTING LOVE"
Miracle on 34th Street1994performer: "Jingle Bells"
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV Special performer: "I Have Nothing", "Run to You"
Natalie Cole: The Christmas Song1991Video short performer: "The Christmas Song"
Natalie Cole: Unforgettable1991Video short performer: "Unforgettable"
Pretty Woman1990performer: "Wild Women Do"
Scrooged1988performer: "The Christmas Song Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentary performer: "Pink Cadillac", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", " Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher"
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV Special performer: "Pink Cadillac"
Totally Minnie1988TV Movie performer: "Jump Start"
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland1987performer: "Rise & Shine"
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV Special performer: "Somewhere Out There"
Sinatra and Friends1977TV Special performer: "Where or When", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "I've Got Love on My Mind", "Everybody Ought to Be in Love" - uncredited
Sesame Street1969TV Series performer: "Yakety Yak - Take it Back"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesSerena Waldren
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesSylvia Booker
De-Lovely2004Musical Performer - "Ev'ry Time You Say Goodbye"
Freak City1999TV MovieEleanor Sorrell
Always Outnumbered1998TV MovieIula Brown
Cats Don't Dance1997Sawyer (singing voice)
Abducted: A Father's Love1996TV MovieLatisha Corbett
Touched by an Angel1995TV SeriesMegan Brooks
Lily in Winter1994TV MovieLily Covington
Nursery Raps Starring Mama Goose1994Video shortSpecial Narration (voice)
Out All Night1993TV SeriesNatalie Cole
I'll Fly Away1993TV SeriesMrs. Bishop
Marblehead Manor1987TV Series
The Nat King Cole Show1956-1957TV SeriesCookie / Sweetie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Beat1985TV Series theme song - 14 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2002TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story2000TV Movie executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story2000TV Movie book Angel on My Shoulder

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Easter Egg Adventure2004

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When I Fall in Love: The One & Only Nat King Cole2003TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Host
1986 World Series1986TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Star Spangled Banner Singer
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Solid Gold1980-1985TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-host
Yearbook: Class of 19671985TV SpecialHerself - Host
SCTV Network1981TV SeriesHerself
The Grammy Hall of Fame1981TV MovieHerself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre1980TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHerself
The Natalie Cole Special1978TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Midnight Special1975-1978TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host
The Carol Burnett Show1978TV SeriesHerself
Super Night at the Super Bowl1978TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Paul Anka ... Music My Way1977TV SpecialHerself
Sinatra and Friends1977TV SpecialHerself - Singer
The Captain and Tennille1977TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Super Night at the Super Bowl1977TV MovieHerself
The Second Annual Rock Music Awards1976TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Top of the Pops1975TV SeriesHerself
Rock Concert1975TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1960TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark2014DocumentaryHerself, Nat King Cole's daughter
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale2013TV SpecialHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2008-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Tony Bennett: Duets II2012TV MovieHerself
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Today2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends2011Herself
The Talk2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Live2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2006-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHerself
American Idol2009TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2009TV SeriesHerself
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Spirit of Christmas2008TV MovieHerself
The Big Give2008TV SeriesHerself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHerself
2006 Cayman Jazz Festival2007TV MovieHerself
Great Performances1992-2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
National Memorial Day Concert2007TV MovieHerself
22nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Canal+ en Hollywood2007TV SeriesHerself
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2007TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Turn On2006TV SeriesHerself
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHerself
TV One on One2006TV SeriesHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest2005TV MovieHerself
Come Together Now2005Video documentary shortHerself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Praise the Lord2004TV SeriesHerself
Festival di Sanremo2004TV SeriesHerself
Lightning in a Bottle2004DocumentaryHerself
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special2003TV MovieHerself
Intimate Portrait1999-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 20022002TV SpecialHerself
Richard & Judy2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration!2002TV SpecialHerself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Wetten, dass..?2001TV SeriesHerself
Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story2000TV MovieHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon2000TV SeriesHerself
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration2000TV Special documentaryHerself
Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas1999TV MovieHerself
Pixelon's iBash1999DocumentaryHerself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Tony Bennett Live by Request: An All-Star Tribute1998TV SpecialHerself
Goodwill Games Opening Celebration1998TV SpecialHerself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th1998TV SpecialHerself
The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest1998TV MovieHerself - Host
Concert of Hope1997TV SpecialHerself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1996TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True1995TV Movie documentaryGlinda
25th Anniversary Essence Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Legends in Light: The Photography of George Hurrell1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1994TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Super Bowl XXVIII1994TV MovieHerself - National Anthem Performer
A Musical Christmas at Walt Disney World1993TV SpecialHerself
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre1993TV MovieHerself
Noches de gala1993TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Guest Night1992-1993TV Series
WrestleMania IX1993VideoHerself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Nat King Cole: The Incomparable Nat King Cole Volume 21992VideoHerself
Danny Kaye International Children Award for Unicef1992TV MovieHerself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Ven al Paralelo1992TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1983-1992TV SeriesHerself
Aspel & Company1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
Nat King Cole: The Incomparable Nat King Cole Volume 11991VideoHerself
Wogan1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Natalie Cole: The Christmas Song1991Video shortHerself
Natalie Cole: Unforgettable1991Video shortHerself
Big Break1990TV SeriesHerself - Host
Motown 30: What's Goin' On!1990TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Pero ¿esto qué es?1990TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHerself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Host
Jameson Tonight1990TV SeriesHerself (1990)
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s1989TV MovieHerself
The Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
Star Test1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1981-1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Co-Host
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHerself
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration1988TV SpecialHerself
Lou Rawls Presents Black Gold Hits1988TV MovieHerself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
New American Bandstand 19651975-1988TV SeriesHerself
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
1987 Power Hits: New Year's Eve Countdown1987TV SpecialHerself
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHerself
The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show1987TV MovieHerself
Showtime at the Apollo1987TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
Natalie Cole: Album1987TV MovieHerself
Soul Train1985-1987TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest / Herself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2016TV SeriesHerself
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - In Memoriam
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2015TV SeriesHerself
Amy2015/IIIDocumentaryHerself
On the Money2014TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHerself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHerself
Hitlisten des Nordens2004TV Series
Greatest Hits of the 70's2001VideoHerself
Great Performances1998TV SeriesHerself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Cowboy AwardJackson Hole Film FestivalBest ScoreThe Easter Egg Adventure (2004)· John Califra
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLivin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (2000)
1979Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on February 5, 1979 at 1750 Vine Street

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Day Dreaming."
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Diana Krall
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/SpecialThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramGreat Performances (1971)


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#Fact
1Gave birth to her only child at age 27, a son Robert Adam Yancy on October 15, 1977. Child's father is her first ex-husband, Marvin Yancy.
2Received a kidney transplant on May 19, 2009, the same day that her sister, Carol Cole, passed away.
3Influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
4Attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts. Enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Briefly transferred to the University of Southern California, where she pledged the Epsilion Theta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Transferred back to the University of Massachusetts, where she majored in Child Psychology and minored in German. Graduated in 1972.
5Born in the same hospital as Liza Minnelli, Micky Dolenz and Desi Arnaz Jr..
6She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 5, 1979 (the day before her 29th birthday).
7Her debut album in 1975, "Inseparable", resulted in top chart success with the single "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" (#1 R&B, #6 Pop). Her performance of the song won her a 1976 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. This was a feat because "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin had won this category eight years standing (1968-1975).
8Has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C on July 16, 2008.
9Loves butterflies.
10In 1975, she won a Grammy Award in the "Best New Artist" category.
11Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - A historically African-American Public Service Sorority, founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1913.
12Sister of Carol Cole (via adoption), Casey Cole, Nat Kelly Cole (via adoption) and Timolin Cole. Carol is her cousin on her mother's side.
13Ranked #92 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
14Niece of Freddy Cole, Eddie Cole and Evelyn Cole.
15Daughter of Nat 'King' Cole and Maria Cole.

#Quote
1The definition of diva has taken a turn for the worse. Everybody's a diva now. It's become not quite so special anymore. I'd say 'fabulous' is better. Diana Ross, Audrey Hepburn, those kind of people. Josephine Baker -- she was fabulous. That's what I want to be. [The Arizona Republic, May 8, 2003]


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