- Who was Aretha Franklin’s mom in the movie?
- Who played Barbara Franklin on Aretha?
- Was Aretha Franklin’s mother a singer?
actress Audra McDonaldAretha’s mother, Barbara Siggers Franklin, who is portrayed in the film by Tony Award winning actress Audra McDonald, is buried in Forest Lawn (in section 10). Here’s a link to help you find her grave: Barbara Franklin Burial Location. Born in Shelby, Mississippi, Barbara married Clarence LaVaughn Franklin in 1936.
BlackFilmandTV.com’s Wilson Morales spoke with 6-Time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who plays Aretha’s mother Barbara Franklin, about meeting Ms.
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