Friday, July 20, 2007

The Supremes


The Supremes, just before Christmas, 1965, at the Shamrock Hilton in Houston. The next day they would perfrom a big concert at the Astrodome. Left to right: Mary Wilson, Novella (from KPRC), Florence Ballard, Marlyn Williams (Homecoming Queen for the Weatley [H.S.] Alumni, Diana Ross. (Photo appeared in the Forward Times of Houston.)

Florence Ballard had been replaced in the Supremes by 1967. The Ballard-inspired role, Effie White, was played by Jennifer Hudson in the movie Dreamgirls.

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