a four-year college preparatory magnet school, in downtown Detroit, Ross began taking classes including clothing design, millinery, pattern making, and tailoring, as she had aspired to become a fashion designer.Ross also took modeling and cosmetology classes at the school and participated in three or four other extracurricular activities.Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act, and are the best charting girl group in US history, as well as one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.In her autobiography, "Secrets of a Sparrow", Ross wrote that she felt that deal was "a fair trade".The Primettes later auditioned for Motown Records, before various Motown executives.She is a 12-time Grammy nominee, never earning a competitive honor, but later became the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Tarplin played in Robinson's band(s) for the next 30-plus years.
She later released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973; its title track reached number 1, as her second solo hit.
That same year, her album Lady Sings the Blues, which was the original soundtrack of her film based on the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday, went to no.
She was the second eldest child for Ernestine (née Moten; January 27, 1916 – October 9, 1984) and Fred Ross, Sr. According to Ross, her mother actually named her "Diane", but, a clerical error resulted in her name being recorded as "Diana" on her birth certificate. Ross, a native of Gloucester County, Virginia, was born to Washington Ross and Virginia Baytop.
She was listed as "Diane" during the first Supremes records, and she introduced herself as "Diane" until early in the group's heyday. Virginia Baytop's mother Francis "Frankey" Baytop was a former slave who had become a midwife after the Civil War.