Thursday, April 8, 2010

Aretha Franklin picks Karen Clark-Sheard to play the role of Kitty Parham of the Clara Ward Singers in "Aretha: From These Roots"

Jawn Murray over at BV Buzz at AOL BlackVoices reports that Aretha Franklin has picked Karen Clark-Shead of The Clark Sisters fame to play golden era artist, Catherine "Kitty" Parham in "Aretha: From These Roots". Parham (pictured above) was a member of The Clara Ward singers from the early 1950s until she left the group along with Esther Ford, Frances Steadman, Henrietta Waddy and Marion Williams to form the Stars of Faith during the Summer of 1958. Kitty Parham died in Philadelphia, PA on June 27, 2003 at the age of 77.

To view the article on Black Voices, Click HERE

To see Kitty Parham in action with Marion Williams and the Stars of Faith, click HERE

1 comment:

  1. I wonder who will play the rest of the Wards! I know vocal wise..Blanche McAllister could be Frances Steadman, as shown in link below!


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