Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson at the premiere of "Dreamgirls". Wilshire Theatre, L

Wilson in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Date of Birth: March 6, 1944

Place of Birth: Greenville, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Death: February 8, 2021

Place of Death: Henderson, Nevada, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Mary Wilson was an American singer, concert performer, music rights activist, motivational speaker, author, and U.S. Cultural Ambassador. She was a founding member of girl group The Supremes, along with Florence Ballard and Diana Ross.

Mary was the daughter of Johnnie Mae (Lewis) and Sam Wilson. She was raised in St. Louis, Chicago, and, mostly, Detroit. She had three children with her former husband Pedro Ferrer.


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