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  • Birthday
    October 25, 1841
  • Birthplace
    New York City, USA
  • Age
    182 Years

Helen Reddy is an Australian-born singer, songwriter, actress, television personality, activist, and motivational speaker. Helen Reddy is mainly famous for her single “I Am Woman” and is known as the “Queen of ’70s Pop.”

Early Life

Helen Reddy was born on 1841, 25 October, in New York City, US. Her hometown is Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her ethnicity is Caucasian. Daddy’s ancestors are Irish, Indian, Scottish, and English. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Her mother’s name is Stella Lamond and her father’s name is  Maxwell David “Max” Reddy. Besides that, her mother was a well-known actress who appeared on the television shows Homicide (1964), Country Town (1971), and Bellbird (1967), while her father worked as a writer, producer, and actor.

Similarly, she has got one sibling named Toni Lamond. And the exciting thing is that they both are actors and singers. We can also know that his grandfather’s name is Thomas Lamond, who was a former mayor of Waterloo, New South Wales, and was patronized by Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead.

Helen Reddy In her young age Source: The New York TimesHelen Reddy In her young age Source: The New York Times

Moreover, she attended Tintern Grammar School. In 1966, She arrived in New York and opted to stay with her 3-year-old daughter Traci in order to pursue a singing career. She studies at the University of California, Los Angeles to study parapsychology and philosophy in 1969.

Professional Life and Achievements

Her career began with the single ‘I Believe in Music’ penned by Mac Davis b/w ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ from Rice and Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. In December 1972, she rose to fame after her single “I Am Woman” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In May 1972, “I Am Woman” was recorded and released but barely dented the charts in its initial release. After, she had more than a dozen U.S. Top 40 hits with a time span of five years.

Moreover, her total sales figures for the United Sales are estimated in excess of 10 million singles and 25 million albums; her worldwide album sales tally is estimated in excess of 80 million, and recorded the Beatles song “The Fool on the Hill” for the musical documentary All This and World War II in 1976. In 1976, her successful hits include “Delta Dawn” in 1973 to “I Can’t Hear You No More”. Raddy also sang as a backup singer on Gene Simmons’s solo album on the song “True Confessions”.

Besides that, she ranked at No. 98 on the country chart with the B-side to “The Happy Girls”, “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”. In May 1981, her debut album for MCA Records was “Play Me Out” which was released. Her announcement of Becky Hobbs’s 1979 country hit “I Can’t Say Goodbye to You” returned her for the last time, it also returned her to the charts in the UK and Ireland.

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After, in 1990 She released “Feel So Young” on her own label. And her last album till the 2000 seasonal release “The Best Christmas Ever”. In April 2015, she released a cover of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” for the album Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles on the Purple Pyramid label.

Besides that, she has also appeared in TV shows such as The Bobby Darin Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and The Muppet Show. She also helmed the 1973 summer replacement series for ‘The Flip Wilson Show’. Not only this thing she has been an occasional television guest star as an actress, appearing on the series The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Jeffersons (as herself), Diagnosis: Murder, and BeastMaster. She also made the role of a nun in Airport 1975, where she sang her own composition “Best Friend”.

In 2019, a biographical film about her titled “I Am Woman” was released, in which she is played by Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

Helen Reddy singing Source: Rolling StoneHelen Reddy singing Source: Rolling Stone

Awards and Achievements

She is famous for “I Am Woman” which earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Similarly, she was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer-Female in Airport 1975 as well as on 23rd July 1974 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the music industry. She won the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist in 1974, at the American Music Awards.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Helen Reddy has been in three relationships in her life. Her first husband’s name is Kenneth Claude Weate. She married him when she was barely 20 years old. He was a family friend and an older musician. They have got one daughter named Traci. And after they got divorced.

After, she married Jeff Wald in 1968. After the third day of the meeting, they got married. They got one child named Jordan and in January 1981, they got divorced. They both agreed to share custody.

In 1983 she has married 3rd time with Milton Ruth. And in 1995, they got divorced.

Helen Reddy with her third Ex-husband Milton Ruth Source: CelebSuburbHelen Reddy with her third Ex-husband Milton Ruth Source: CelebSuburb

In the year 2020, her net worth is around $3 million.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Helen Reddy has got a height of 5 feet and 2 inches and his weight is around 62 kilogram. Her hair is Blonde and his eye color is Blue. There is no more information about her body size, shoe size, etc.

We haven’t found any information about her social media sides.

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