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.
Her parents were physicians. She was raised along 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 white ethnicity. After completing her high school studies, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles, from where she graduated with a degree in business administration.
Career and Achievements
Marilyn McCoo made her television debut at the age of 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.
The song was written by Jimmy Webb and it was recorded in 1967. The song received four Grammy Awards in 1968 and it 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
Being a versatile English personality, Marilyn McCoo certainly earns a huge amount of 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 amount of salary.
Looking in her Instagram account, we can clearly see that she is living a lavish lifestyle. She owns a cream-colored Mercedes-Benz 300 CD which costs $60,000 to $70,000.
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 has been married to 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.
It's been 40 years since they exchanged vows but they don't have a child yet.
by Arsad, 22 Aug, 2019