Marilyn McCoo

Inside Biography

Marilyn McCoo, an American singer, actress, and television presenter best known as the lead female vocalist in The 5th Dimension, has also hosted the 1980s music countdown series Solid Gold. She has been married to her 5th Dimension co-member, Billy Davis Jr.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Marilyn McCoo was born on September 30, 1943, in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America, to father Waymon McCoo and Mary McCoo. She is the age of 79 as of 2022.

Her parents were physicians. She was raised with her three siblings; two sisters and a brother. The family moved to Los Angeles when she turned seven years old. She commenced singing, piano, and dance lessons there.

Marilyn holds American nationality, and she belongs to the white ethnicity. After completing high school, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with a degree in Business administration.

Career and Achievements

Marilyn McCoo made her television debut at 15; she appeared on Art Linkletter's Talent Show and eventually started modeling. Later in 1962, she competed in the Miss Bronze California beauty pageant and won the "Miss Grand Talent" title.

Marilyn became a member of the Hi-Fi's band after being invited by photographer Lamonte McLemore, who himself later joined her in the 5th Dimension.

She met Billy Davis Jr. in 1966 when he established his band 5th Dimension. Other members of the group include Ron Townson and Florence LaRue. Its first big hit was Up, Up, and Away.

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Jimmy Webb wrote the song, and it was recorded in 1967. The song received four Grammy Awards in 1968 and was the title track to the group's first hit LP.

In addition to being a singer, Marilyn is also an actress. She has appeared in many hit movies, such as Grizzly Adams and the Legend of Dark Mountain (1999) and My Mom's a Werewolf (1989).

She has also appeared on The Jamie Foxx Show together with Davis.

Salary & Net Worth

As a versatile English personality, Marilyn McCoo earns money from her acting, singing, and television career.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth Website, the 5th Dimension lead singer has an estimated net worth of $8 million, with a handsome salary. Also Read: Laura White

Looking at her Instagram account, we can see her living a lavish lifestyle. She owns a cream-colored Mercedes-Benz 300 CD which costs $60,000 to $70,000.

CAPTION: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.'s House SOURCE: Youtube

She and her husband, Billy Davis Jr., own an expensive house in Beverly Hills, California.

Personal Life: Married Life With Husband Billy Davis Jr.

As we mentioned earlier, Marilyn McCoo is a married woman. The songstress married her 5th Dimension co-member, Bill Davis Jr.

The couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony on July 26, 1969. The husband-wife duo first met before they founded the 5th Dimension.

CAPTION: Marilyn McCoo and her husband Billy Davis Jr. SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner

It's been 40 years since they exchanged vows, but they don't have a child yet. The long-standing loving pair on the media tabloids or available o the Internet disclose the reason for having no children. 

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by Arsad, 22 Aug, 2019

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