Katherine Anderson

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Date of Birth January 16, 1944
Place of Birth Michigan
Age 76 years old
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Katherine Anderson

Katherine Elaine Anderson Schaffner is an American singer, famed for her tenure in the Motown all-female singing group the Marvelettes. Though not known for any lead spots acquired by Gladys Horton, Wanda Young, or Ann Bogan, Schaffner's role was as notable as she was the only member to survive the group's several incarnations that occurred during the 1960s until breaking up in 1970.

Birth name: Katherine Elaine Anderson
Born: January 16, 1944, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Genres: Rhythm and blues, rock and roll, pop
Occupation(s): Singer, dancer
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1960–1970
Labels: Tamla, Motown
Associated acts: The Marvelettes, The Casinyets, The Marvels, The Darnells

About Katherine Anderson

Famous as a backup vocalist for the 1960s, all-female vocal ensemble The Marvelettes, this African American doo wop, pop, and soul singer and dancer contributed to such hit singles as "Don't Mess with Bill" and "Please Mr. Postman."

Before Fame

During her high school years, she was a founding member of a vocal group called The Casinyets. After auditioning successfully for Motown Records, she and her musical collaborators changed their group's name to The Marvels (and later, The Marvelettes).

Achievement

Following the 1970 breakup of The Marvelettes, she briefly attempted a solo music career.

Family Life

She grew up in Ann Arbor and Inkster, Michigan. She later raised two daughters: Kalaine and Keisha.

Associations

She and Gladys Horton were both members of The Marvelettes.

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Latest information about Katherine Anderson updated on August 10, 2020.

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