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Gender: M

June 20, 1949


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Lionel Richie

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Richie graduated from Tuskegee Institute with a degree in Economics. In 1968, he became a singer and saxophonist with The Commodores, which became one of the best-known R&B groups on the Motown label in the 1970s. He went on to great success as a solo artist in the 1980s and 1990s, writing hits for other artists as well. In 1983, Richie and his wife, Brenda, informally adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo, the two-year-old daughter of one of the members of Lionel's band. They raised her as their daughter, Nicole Richie, and adopted her legally when she was nine years old.

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