Linda Ronstadt Biography

Linda Ronstadt Ronstadt
( 1946 - )
October 12, 2018
First published on:May 22, 2018

Facts of Linda Ronstadt Biography

Date of Birth: 1946 July 15
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Gender: Female
occupation music singer, actress
body_measurement 34-25-32 inches
networth $130 million
ethnicity White
nationality American
education Catalina High School, Arizona State University
place_of_birth Tucson, Arizona, United States
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The eleven times Grammy Award winner, Linda Ronstadt is an American popular music singer as well as an actress. Ronstadt is widely known for singing songs of several genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera, and Latin. Till date, she has sold over 100 million albums throughout the world.


Ronstadt previously dated then-Governor of California, Jerry Brown and was further engaged to Star Wars director George Lucas

Linda Ronstadt Early life and Education

Linda Ronstadt was born on 15th July 1946, in Tucson, Arizona, United States. She is the third child of Gilbert Ronstadt and Ruth Mary (Copeman) Ronstadt. Her father was a prosperous machinery merchant who ran the F. Ronstadt Co. and mother a homemaker.

[ CAPTION: Linda Ronstadt childhood image ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]

Ronstadt grew up along with her brothers Michael J. Ronstadt, Gretchen Ronstadt and Peter Ronstadt. She attended the Catalina Magnet High School. Well, Ronstadt completed her graduation from Arizona State University. 

Linda Ronstadt Singing Career

In the mid-1960s, Linda Ronstadt began her professional singing career. Initially, she sang California's folk rock and country rock songs. Later, Ronstadt collaborated with Bobby Kimmel and Kenny Edwards and became the lead singer of folk-rock trio, the Stone Poneys. And in 1969, she released her first album entitled Hand Sown ... Home Grown. 

Likewise, Ronstadt further released albums including Silk Purse, Linda Ronstadt and Don't Cry Now. However, along with the release of her albums Heart Like a Wheel, Simple Dreams, and Living in the USA, Ronstadt was referred as the "First Lady of Rock" and the "Queen of Rock." She was further voted to Top Female Pop Singer of the 1970s.

Youtube: Linda Ronstadt with her Grammy Award;

Similarly, Ronstadt released other popular albums like Winter Light, Feels Like Home, Dedicated to the One I Love, A Merry Little Christmas etc. Her last single album Hummin' to Myself was released in 2004. Not only this she has also released Duets and trios including Trio, Trio II, Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions and Adieu False Heart

Moreover, Ronstadt released her first compilation album entitled Different Drum in 1974.  Furthermore, her other popular compilation albums include Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Volume 2etc.

Well, Duet is her last compilation album released in 2014. However, in an interview with Arizona Daily Star in 2011, Ronstadt announced her retirement.

Linda Ronstadt Acting career

Linda Ronstadt made her acting debut through the television series It's Happening in 1968. She appeared in two episodes of the regular series until 1969. After that, Ronstadt starred in The Johnny Cash Show from 1969–1971. Similarly, Ronstadt appeared in Hee Haw, Playboy After Dark, Cher etc.

Youtube: Pirates of Penzance;

From 1977–1989, she starred in the regular series of Saturday Night Live which helped her earn a wide recognization. Moreover, for her roles in The Pirates of Penzance(1981–1982) and its sequel The Pirates of Penzance 1983 for which she got nominated for Tony Award and Golden Globe Award. 

Well, for her role in 1988 movie Canciones de Mi Padre Ronstadt won Primetime Emmy Award. Her other movie roles are in Great Performances, Sesame Street etc. In 1993, Ronstadt made her last movie appearance in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. 

Linda Ronstadt Awards & Achievements

Throughout her career, Linda Ronstadt has won as well as been nominated for several awards including Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy, Academy of Country Music Award, Tony Award etc. Ronstadt won her first Grammy Award in 1975 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. Likewise, she received her second Grammy Award in 1976 for the same category. 

[ CAPTION: Linda Ronstadt with her Grammy Award ][ SOURCE: MGP Stock Images ]

In her whole career, Ronstadt has won a total of eleven and has further been nominated for seventeen Grammy Awards. Likewise, in 2011, she won the Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Moreover, Ronstadt has won Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee in 2007. 

Besides this, Ronstadt won Primetime Emmy Award in 1989 and American Latino Media Arts Award in 2008. In 1981, she was nominated for Tony Award and was also nominated for Golden Globe Award in 1983. Similarly, Ronstadt has been nominated for three Lo Nuestro Awards. 

Linda Ronstadt Married, Dating, Boyfriend, Affairs

As we know that Linda Ronstadt has achieved a great success in her professional life. But regarding her personal life, Ronstadt has failed several times. Well, the 71 years old renowned personality, Ronstadt is not married yet. However, she has dated many guys in past. 

[ CAPTION: Linda Ronstadt and her ex-boyfriend Jerry Brown ][ SOURCE: The Pop History Dig ]

Ronstadt previously dated then-Governor of California, a Democratic presidential candidate Jerry Brown in mid-1970s. The couple even shared covers of several popular magazines Newsweek, Us Weekly, and People. However, the duo later separated but they haven't mentioned the reason for their separation.

Similarly, Ronstadt further dated Star Wars director George Lucas. The couple was even engaged in the mid-1980s but they couldn't continue their relationship and later separated. Moreover, Ronstadt further dated comedian Jim Carrey in 1983, for 8 months. 

[ CAPTION: Linda Ronstadt and her ex-boyfriend Mick Jagger ][ SOURCE: She Radio ]

Besides this, Ronstadt also dated Aaron Neville from 1989 - 1992, Jerry Brown in 1979, Mick Jagger from 1977 - 1978, Albert Brooks from 1974 - 1976, Steve Martin 1972, JD Souther 1972 - 1974, John Boylan in 1971 and Bill Murray. Moreover, she was also once encountered with Robert Plant. Including them all, Ronstadt has been in eleven relationships. 

However, in December 1990, Ronstadt adopted her first child, a daughter, Mary Clementine. Furthermore, she adopted her second child, a son Carlos Ronstadt in 1994. Currently, Ronstadt is living with her children in Tucson. 

Linda Ronstadt Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

One of the renowned and influential singers as well as actress Linda Ronstadt is living a lavish life. From her multiple careers, Ronstadt has earned an astonishing amount of money. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018, it is found out that Ronstadt current estimated net worth is around $130 million.

In 2016, Ronstadt sold her Tucson house for $1 million. She has bought the 4,100-square-foot house featuring 3.5 bathrooms, kitchen, and guest cottage for $467,000 in late 1994.

[ CAPTION: Linda Ronstadt's house ][ SOURCE: .celebritydetective ]

Well, Ronstadt currently resides in her San Francisco, California house which she bought in 2009 for $1,990,000. The house features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a half, and includes 2 wood-burning fireplaces, wine closet, as well as a self-contained guest cottage.

October 12, 2018
First published on:May 22, 2018
by ishwor

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