Saturday, January 1, 1994

Gladys Knight 1984-1993

1984 Gladys' son, Jimmy Newman, graduated from the University of San Diego.

In 1985, Gladys Knight starred in a sticom with Flip Wilson called Charlie and Company. Critics said that it was too much like The Cosby Show. Gladys' daughter, Kenya Newman, graduated from the University of San Diego.

In 1986, she also won a Grammy for the AIDS-benefit record "That's What Friends Are For," which she recorded with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John.

In 1987 Gladys Knight acknowledged a gambling addiction. Her game had been baccarat. She finally called Gamblers Anonymous when she lost $45,000 in one night. she appeared in two TV movies: An Enemy Among Us and Desperado.

In 1989 "Love Overboard" earned Gladys Knight and The Pips a Grammy Award for the Best R&B performance.

March 30, 1989 Gladys Knight made her world premiere as an adult solo artist before more than 2500 people in the main room at Bally's in Las Vegas. Gladys produced a television special for HBO titled Sisters in the Name of Love starring Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Patti LaBelle. The show won three cable ACE awards. She had a hit song from the James Bond movie "License to Kill."

In 1990, Gladys Knight released and album titled Good Woman featuring songs that she wrote, and she appeared in a play in Los Angeles produced by Barry Hankerson titled Madame Lilly.

In 1992, Glady Knight met Les Brown, a motiviational speaker, when he came backstage at the Regal Theatre in Chicago. Jomo Hankerson, Gladys' stepson, graduated from Pepperdine University.

In 1993, Gladys started dating Les Brown, a motivatinal speaker and in a few months, they were engaged.

In 1994 Gladys Knight released Just For You and she appeared in an episode of New York Undercover