Sheila Diana Ferguson is a singer, songwriter, actor, and author hailing from the United States. She holds the distinction of being the second-longest-serving member of the 1970s American female soul music group, The Three Degrees.
Sheila played a prominent role as the lead vocalist on many of the group’s significant singles, including the globally successful “When Will I See You Again,” which topped the U.K. Singles Chart and reached #2 in the U.S.
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|Full Real Name
|Sheila Diana Ferguson
|Age (as of 2023)
|75 years old
|singer, songwriter, actor
|October 8, 1947
|Place of Birth
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|$1- $5 million
|5 ft 7 inches
Sheila Ferguson Age & Early Life
Sheila Diana Ferguson was born on October 8, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of 2023, she is 75 years old. Despite attending more than ten schools during her youth, she displayed intellectual talent and harbored aspirations of becoming a psychologist.
A youthful admiration for artist Marvin Gaye inspired her to explore singing, hoping to meet him. Her dream came true a few years later when she encountered Gaye in his dressing room while performing at the Apollo Theater.
Ferguson’s high school teacher facilitated her introduction to Richard Barrett, a former vocalist with The Valentines group turned manager.
Sheila Ferguson Height & Weight
Sheila Ferguson possesses a lovely demeanor and attractive physical features. Standing at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighing approximately 55 kilograms, she maintains a graceful body figure and enjoys good health. With black hair and matching black eyes, she exudes a captivating charm.
Sheila Ferguson’s Net Worth
Sheila Ferguson’s net worth is estimated to range between $1 million and $5 million as of December 2023. This valuation is based on information from various sources, including Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb, and other online platforms. Her earnings primarily come from her career as a professional rock singer.
Although Barrett had signed Ferguson as a solo artist, he was simultaneously forming a trio named The Three Degrees, which initially included Fayette Pinkney, Shirley Porter, and Linda Turner. In 1966, Janet Harmon, Helen Scott, and Fayette Pinkney joined the lineup.
Scott later expressed her intention to leave the group due to marriage. Ferguson had previously filled in for an unwell member, and after Harmon left in 1967, Pinkney and Harmon invited Ferguson to become a regular member. Valerie Holiday replaced Harmon.
The group released the album “A Toast of Love” (for the Far East market) in 1976, with the title song gaining global distribution. Fayette Pinkney left that year, and Helen Scott returned to take her place. In 1977, they released the album “Standing Up for Love.”
In 2005, Ferguson made her West End musical debut in “Behind the Iron Mask” at the Duchess Theatre and later toured in the menopause-themed musical “Hot Flush.”
She also appeared in “Sister Act-Songs from the Film” in 2008 and joined the cast of Fame the Musical’s Irish National Tour in 2010, portraying the tough head teacher Miss Sherman.
Ferguson was honored with the Variety Legends of Industry Award in 2013 for her contributions to music. In 1999, the Bank of England and Governor Eddie George presented her with an Ethnic Minority Business Foundation national achievement award.
Additionally, her book “Soul Food: Classic Cuisine from the Deep South” received the City of Compton California Book Award.
Sheila Ferguson Husband & Marriage
Sheila Ferguson’s husband was property developer Chris Robinson. After marrying him in 1980, Ferguson moved to Bray, Berkshire. However, their marriage came to an end, and Ferguson and Robinson divorced in 2004. They have twin daughters named Alicia and Alexandria.