Pop singer, onscreen in occasional dramatic roles from 1969.
Biography by Rovi
- Sang gospel as a child with her family.
- Filled in as a vocalist for the Drinkard Singers, which consisted of her mother Lee and various relatives.
- While in her teens, formed a gospel group called the Gospelaires with her sister Dee Dee.
- Early in her career, sang background vocals for Chuck Jackson, Dinah Washington and others.
- Started her illustrious collaboration with Burt Bacharach and his partner Hal David when they heard her singing with the Drifters.
- Started using the name "Warwick" instead of her birth name "Warrick" when it was accidentally misspelled on her first single.
- Sang on the hit 1985 charity singles "We Are the World" and "That's What Friends Are For."
- Created her own collection of electronic greeting cards for DoozyCards.
- Is active in HIV/AIDS fund-raising efforts, and has served as the U.S. Ambassador for Health and a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.