Darlene Love’s Life Story Picked Up by OWN

My Name is Darlene Love Autobiography Coming to OWNDarlene Love, one of the talented singers featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, will have her story told on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN. The network snagged the film rights to Love’s memoir My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story, with Winfrey and 20 Feet From Stardom‘s director Morgan Neville on board to executive produce.
 
The Darlene Love biopic marks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s first foray into original scripted movies. The network will also broadcast 20 Feet From Stardom, the true story of some of the best back-up singers in the history of the music industry, in 2015.
 
“The fantastic life journey of music great Darlene Love is the perfect choice for our first original scripted movie,” said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. “There are a handful of stories brought to the screen of daring American women who walked through fire and back to make their dreams come true and Darlene is one of the heroes on that list. From her first hit song to her darkest days cleaning houses in Beverly Hills to make ends meet, to the triumphant comeback that made rock and roll history, Darlene is a true living legend who worked with many of the greatest talents in music from Elvis Presley and Tom Jones to Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen.”
 
Details on Darlene Love’s Memoir:

Right out of high school, Love began cutting records for legendary producer Phil Spector. As part of The Blossoms, she was a regular on the hit 1960s TV show “Shindig!,” and toured the country as part of Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans. As lead vocalist for The Blossoms, she rose to fame for their unforgettable sound and harmonies. Later, she sang backup for acts that included The Mamas and The Papas, Dionne Warwick, and Sonny and Cher, and along the way, collected scintillating backstage stories. Whether it was the wild parties Tom Jones used to throw, how Elvis came on to her backstage at his 1968 comeback special, or her love affair with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, Love holds nothing back as she recalls the exciting events that make up her life. This is the dishy and dramatic story of a woman who had it all, lost it all, but never, ever refused to give up.

 
Source: AMC
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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