15 Facts About Marilyn McCoo


Marilyn McCoo was born on September 30,1943 and is an American singer, actress, and television presenter, who is best known for being the lead female vocalist in the group the 5th Dimension, as well as hosting the 1980s music television show Solid Gold.


Since 1969, McCoo has been married to singer Billy Davis Jr.


Marilyn McCoo was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, to Waymon and Mary McCoo, who were both physicians.


Marilyn McCoo's grandfather was doctor Thomas Vivian McCoo of Eufaula, Alabama.


Marilyn McCoo spent her first seven years in Columbus, Georgia.


In 1962, Marilyn McCoo entered the Miss Bronze California beauty pageant where she won "Miss Grand Talent".


Marilyn McCoo had been invited to join the group by photographer Lamonte McLemore, who would himself join McCoo in the 5th Dimension.


Marilyn McCoo began hosting the popular American music television show Solid Gold from 1981 to 1984, and returned again from 1986 to 1988.


Marilyn McCoo embarked on a nightclub and concert act, and went on to play the role of Tamara Price on the soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1986, as a friend of the character Marlena Evans.


Marilyn McCoo won her eighth Grammy for her contributions to Quincy Jones' Handel's Messiah.


Marilyn McCoo has acted in a number of movies, including Grizzly Adams and the Legend of Dark Mountain, My Mom's a Werewolf and several television movies, often playing herself.


Marilyn McCoo appeared together with Davis on The Jamie Foxx Show as Fancy's parents, the Monroes.


Marilyn McCoo guest-starred on a Canadian game show in the 1990s, called Acting Crazy.


Marilyn McCoo is married to fellow 5th Dimension bandmate Billy Davis Jr.


Marilyn McCoo is an emerita member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Mission.