Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76

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Mary Wilson On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, Friends of the LBJ Library presented an evening with Mary Wilson, a founding member of The Supremes, in honor of the LBJ Library special exhibition, Motown: The Sound of Young America. The evening included a preview of the Showtime documentary, Hitsville: The Making of Motown. Judy Maggio, Editorial Director for Austin PBS KLRU, moderated the conversation. Following the program, a festive cocktail reception was held with Wilson in the Great Hall of the LBJ Library. Wilson is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, wife, mother, grandmother. She was a contestant on ABCÕs Dancing with the Stars in the fall of 2019. LBJ Library photo by Jay Godwin 12/04/2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Publicist Jay Schwartz says Wilson died Monday night at her home in Las Vegas and that the cause was not immediately clear. Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard made up the first successful configuration of The Supremes. She stayed with the group until it was officially disbanded by Motown in 1977. The group’s first No. 1, million-selling song, “Where Did Our Love Go,” was released June 17, 1964.