Dorothy Love Coates Net Worth and Wiki

January 1, 2020

Dorothy Love Coates Net Worth

How Much money Dorothy McGriff has? For this question we spent 28 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.

The main source of income: Musicians
Total Net Worth at the moment 2021 year – is about $200,5 Million.



Dorothy McGriff information Birth date: January 30, 1928, Birmingham, Alabama, United States Death date: April 9, 2002, Birmingham, Alabama, United States Birth place: Birmingham, Alabama, USA Profession:Soundtrack, Actress, Music Department Spouse:Carl Coates (m. ?–1999) Movies:Beloved, The Long Walk HomeAlbums:Get on Board, Gospel Greats

Height, Weight

:How tall is Dorothy Love Coates – 1,88m.
How much weight is Dorothy Love Coates – 62kg


Dorothy Love Coates Net Worth
Dorothy Love Coates Net Worth
Dorothy Love Coates Net Worth
Dorothy Love Coates Net Worth


Dorothy Love Coates was born on January 30, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Dorothy McGriff. She was married to Carl Coates and Willie Love. She died on April 9, 2002 in Birmingham.
Biography,Early yearsBorn Dorothy McGriff in Birmingham, Alabama, her early years were hard, (she later described them as the same old thing). Her minister father left the family when she was six, divorcing her mother thereafter. Dorothy began playing piano in the Baptist Church at age ten, then joined her sisters and brother in the McGriff Singers several years later.Dorothy quit school to work all the standard Negro jobs available in Birmingham in the 1940s: scrubbing floors and working behind the counter in laundries and dry cleaners. She began singing with the Gospel Harmonettes— then known as the Gospel Harmoneers— in the early 1940s. She married Willie Love of the Fairfield Four, one of the most popular quartets of the early years of gospel, but divorced him shortly thereafter. She subsequently married Carl Czoates of the Sensational Nightingales over a decade later.Musical successCoates rose to stardom in the 1950s as a member of The Original Gospel Harmonettes. With her raggedy voice and preachers fire she could outsing the most powerful hard gospel male singers of the era. She was also a notable composer, writing songs such as You Cant Hurry God (Hes Right On Time), 99 and a Half Wont Do and Thats Enough.The Gospel Harmonettes— later renamed the Original Gospel Harmonettes— had achieved some fame in an early appearance when the National Baptist Convention came to Birmingham in 1940. Led by Evelyn Starks, an amazing pianist whose style of playing was much imitated,and featuring Mildred Madison Miller, a mezzo soprano who had a down-home sound that came to be a symbol of the group, singing as its lead singer. The group also included, Odessa Edwards, the clear voiced alto whose sermonettes could create a great deal of fervor at performances, Vera Conner Kolb, the piercing soprano of the group whose high notes came with such ease that Marion Williams and other sopranos of the time period imitated her style, and Willie Mae Thomss Newberry Garth, the groups deep-throated alto, the group had a regular half-hour radio show sponsored by A.G. Gaston, a local businessman and community leader.The group first recorded for RCA in 1949, but without Dorothy Love, after appearing on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts television program. Those recordings while not particularly memorable are considered a rare jewel nowadays and include the two songs In the Upper Room and Move on Up a little Higher.Their first sides for Specialty Records—Im Sealed and Get Away Jordan—recorded with Love in 1951 were far more successful, the group recorded a series of hits in the years that followed before disbanding in 1958.Dorothy was the driving force behind the groups success, both on record and in person, singing with such spirit that the other members of the group would occasionally have to lead her back to the stage—a device that James Brown copied and made part of his act in the 1960s, but which was wholly genuine in Loves case. She also took over the role, particularly after Odessa Edwards retirement, of preacher/narrator, directing very pointed criticisms from the stage of the evils she saw in the church and in the world at large.During the years of her retirement, from 1959 to 1961, Dorothy Love—now Dorothy Love Coates—became active in the Civil Rights Movement, working with Martin Luther King, Jr. As she was fond of telling church audiences, The Lord has blessed our going out and our coming in. Hes blessed our sitting in, too. While many other gospel artists were slow to address political issues head-on, Coates spoke out against the war in Vietnam, racism and other evils.Coates was just as plainspoken when criticizing the exploitative treatment that she and other gospel singers received from gospel promoters, both white and black. She reformed the Harmonettes in 1961 and when that group disbanded later in the decade, continued touring with a group known as the Dorothy Love Coates Singers. She recorded, both individually and with her group, on Savoy Records, Vee-Jay Records and Columbia Records in the 1960s and made occasional appearances, but no recordings, after 1980. She appeared in the films The Long Walk Home and Beloved at the end of her career.Coates died in Birmingham on April 9, 2002, of heart failure, at the age of 74.


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