Mary Wilson: her life as a Supreme

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Last week the singer Mary Wilson died at the age of 76. She was born to a poor family in Mississippi, the daughter of an itinerant worker and a mother who couldn't read or write, but she grew up to be a legend of Motown, co-founder of one of the most successful groups of all time: The Supremes. In an interview from the Outlook archives, Mary describes her childhood, why she hated some of their early hits and what really happened with Diana Ross. Get in touch: outlook@bbc.com Presenter: Emily Webb Producer: Maryam Maruf Picture: The Supremes, circa 1960 (L-R) Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross Credit: Getty Images

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