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Ross worked at Hudson's Department Store where it was claimed in biographies, she was the first black employee "allowed outside the kitchen".

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.

Ballard, allegedly, declined the offer, due to unsavory rumors of the business practices of Motown's founder, Berry Gordy.

Later, following local success via live performances at sock hops, etc., Ross approached former neighbor (and rumored childhood former boyfriend), William "Smokey" Robinson, who insisted that the group audition for him first.

Her eponymous 1976 album included her fourth number-one hit, "Love Hangover". Her 1980 semi-eponymous album Diana reached number 2 on the US Billboard albums chart, and spawned the number-one hit "Upside Down", and the international hit "I'm Coming Out".

After leaving Motown, Ross achieved her sixth and final US number-one Pop hit, with the duet "Endless Love", composed for the Brooke Shields film of the same name, by and performed with former Commodores front man, Lionel Richie.

In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history, due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts, with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist.

Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied.

Ross and Richie performed the song on the telecast for the 54th Academy Awards, where the song was nominated in the category of "Best Song".

Ross has also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award-nominated performance for her performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972).

Ross's father moved his children to live with relatives in Bessemer, Alabama.