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  • Tina Turner was born on Nov. 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee. Turner, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, would go on to become one of the most notable artists in music history. A Broadway show based on the legendary "What's Love Got to Do With It" hitmaker’s life, called "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," opened in 2019. <br> <br> Tina Turner poses for a portrait in 1964 in Dallas.
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  • In 1956, she met Ike Turner after seeing him perform in a St. Louis nightclub with his band, Kings of Rhythm. She joined the band soon after, and the two were married in 1962. <br><br> Ike and Tina Turner circa 1964.
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  • Tina performed with Ike, who she said was responsible for changing her name from Anna Mae Bullock to Tina Turner. The duo would release many popular songs together, including their “Proud Mary” cover, "A Fool in Love," "I Idolize You" and "It's Gonna Work Out Fine," in the late '60s and early '70s. <br><br> R&B duo Ike and Tina Turner perform onstage with a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in 1964 in Dallas Fort Worth, Texas.
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  • Tina Turner performs on stage in 1972 in Copenhagen.
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  • Ike and Tina Turner performing "Nutbush City Limits" on the German television program Musikladen in Bremen, West Germany, 1973.
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  • Their creative partnership came to a halt when Tina left Ike in 1976 after suffering years of physical and emotional abuse from him during their marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 1978. <br><br> Tina Turner and Ike perform on the American TV music show, "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," which aired on March 12, 1976, and was recorded in Los Angeles.
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  • Following her divorce, Turner worked to become a successful solo artist in the industry. She got her first No. 1 hit in the United States in 1984 with "What's Love Got To Do With It." The three-time Grammy winning song was featured on Turner’s fifth studio album, "Private Dancer." <br><br> Tina Turner performs at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., June 1, 1984.
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  • Lionel Richie performs with Tina Turner in 1985.
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  • Turner has taken on acting roles throughout her career; she starred opposite Mel Gibson in the 1985 film "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" and appeared in the 1993 film "Last Action Hero." <br><br> Tina Turner in a scene from the film "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," 1985.
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  • Tina Turner and Mick Jagger perform for a sold-out crowd at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, July 13, 1985.
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  • Tina Turner singing at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards, Feb. 26, 1985, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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  • Tina Turner autographs her new book "I, Tina" on Aug. 26, 1986, at UCLA in Los Angeles.
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  • Tina Turner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. <br><br> Tina Turner receives a star on the Walk of Fame, Aug. 27, 1986, at Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif.
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  • A biopic about Turner's life called "What's Love Got To Do With It?" was released in 1993. The film starred Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne. <br><br> Tina Turner performs on stage at Ahoy, Netherlands, Nov. 4, 1990.
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  • Tina Turner performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre, May 23, 1997, in Mountain View, Calif.
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  • Tina Turner performs during the O, The Oprah Magazine Launch Party at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, April 17, 2000.
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  • President George W. Bush congratulates Tina Turner, along with fellow honorees Tony Bennett, left, dancer Suzanne Farrell, actress Julie Harris and actor Robert Redford, during a reception for the Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House, Dec. 4, 2005.
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  • Turner has released 10 studio albums in her career. In February 2008, Turner made a public comeback at the Grammy Awards when she performed alongside Beyonce. <br><br> Singers Beyonce Knowles and Tina Turner perform onstage during the 50th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2008, in Los Angeles.
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  • In October 2008, Turner embarked on her first tour in eight years. <br><br> Tina Turner performs during her 50th Anniversary tour at Madison Square Garden, Dec. 1, 2008, in New York City.
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  • Singer Tina Turner attends the Armani Fashion Show at 798 Art Zone, May 31, 2012, in Beijing.
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  • On April 2013, at the age of 73, Turner appeared on the cover of the German Vogue, making her the oldest person worldwide to appear on its cover. <br><br> Tina Turner on the cover of the German Vogue magazine on April 2013.
  • Tina Turner has collected numerous accolades throughout her career. The global superstar has won eight Grammy Awards, was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2005 and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 2018. <br><br> Singer Tina Turner attends the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week, July 3, 2018, in Paris.
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  • Tina Turner and Adrienne Warren speak during "Tina - The Tina Turner Musical" opening night at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Nov. 7, 2019, in New York City.
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  • Turner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a duo with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. HBO also released a documentary called "Tina" that aired March 2021. <br><br> Tina Turner is shown on-screen during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Oct. 30, 2021, in Cleveland.
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