Maya Rudolph' mom

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  1. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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  2. Cachoo

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    News to me too.
     
  3. modern_muslimah

    modern_muslimah Thinking of witty user title and coming up blank

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    I looked up Minnie Ripperton on Google a couple years ago and saw that she was Maya Randolph's mother. That fact surprised me as well. She died very young from breast cancer. She was only 36 I think.

    My favorite Ripperton song is Inside My Love. I just love it!
     
  4. Quintuple

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    I'm always trying to sing "Lovin' You" when there's a lull in conversation. It usually ends with me going, "La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la laaaa la laaa la laaa, doo bee doo ba doo ... I can't do it!"
     
  5. vesperholly

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    31. :(

    I just watched the performance of Lovin' You linked above. Dang, she had pipes. Incredible whistle register.
     
  6. Prancer

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    I had that on a 45. Lord, I'm old. I think "Back Down Memory Lane" is my favorite of hers.

    Minnie Ripperton had such an amazing vocal range--five and a half octaves :eek:. Take that, Mariah Carey.
     
  7. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    Who's Maya Rudolph?
     
  8. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    Former SNL star.
     
  9. MacMadame

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    Oh wait, I know who she is... she was in Bridesmaids and is now on some sitcom, right?
     
  10. Nell411

    Nell411 Live peace, speak kindness, dwell in possibility

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    Yes, the sitcom is Up All Night I think. All I really know about it is that it has Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as well.
     
  11. Rex

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    No, she was 31.
    And this is my fave Minnie song too - it's very sexy!
     
  12. Cachoo

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    Does Maya sing?
     
  13. kittyjake5

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    She did quite a bit of singing on SNL, all with a comedic twist.
    Maya has a beautiful and powerful voice.
     
  14. jenniferlyon

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    Maya can do a dead-on imitation of Whitney Houston.
     
  15. modern_muslimah

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    Wow! She was really young when she died. :(

    Yeah, Mariah has nothing on Minnie.
     
  16. Rex

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    TVOne does bios on lots of African-American entertainers from back in the day. In 09 they did one on Minnie. The home movies of her with Maya and her son Marc were so touching - she loved, loved her children so much and was so affectionate with them. Her husband never remarried either - he still tears up when he talks about her.
     
  17. skateboy

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    Loved, loved, LOVED Minnie Riperton!
     
  18. satchelpooch318

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