Monday, March 3, 2014

The Winner Is 20 Feet From Stardom

Darlene Love made sure not to fade into the background when a film about backup singers won an Oscar Sunday night March 2, 2014.

The former church choir singer, who has backed up stars like Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presley, broke into song after the film she appears in, "20 Feet From Stardom," won an Academy Award for best documentary feature.

The film, directed by Emmy-award winner Morgan Neville, follows singers who rarely get the spotlight, featuring singers Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, and others, some of whom came of age in the 1960s and 70s behind luminaries like Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones.

One of the benefits of the film's acclaim since its debut at last year's Sundance Film Festival has been the improved career opportunities for the backup singers in the film. MORE HERE

Darlene Love Sang Her Oscar Acceptance Speech

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