The switch of Diana being made into the lead singer of the Supremes led to the decline of Florence and Berry Gordy Jr.'s relationship.
She is mentioned in Nas's current album "Hip Hop is Dead" on the song "Blunt Ashes".
At the time of her death, Florence was on the verge of a successful comeback.
Florence was the strongest vocalist out of all three of The Supremes.
She founded the Primettes, an all-girl sister spinoff of the Primes (later known as The Temptations).
Florence got her nickname "Blondie" because of her auburn hair and light complexion.
She once toured with the legendary group The Marvelettes before The Supremes became famous.
Florence performed at one of President Nixon's inaugural balls in Washington, DC on January 20, 1969.
Florence's first marriage was to Thomas Chapman, a former chauffeur for Motown.
According to fellow Supreme group member Mary Wilson, Florence's voice was so strong that she was made to stand up to seventeen feet away from her microphone during recording sessions, while the other two Supremes stood directly in front of their microphones.
Florence's best friend was fellow group member Mary Wilson.
Florence ranked #16 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
Florence is the original lead singer of the R&B group The Supremes.
She was of mixed African-American, Native American, and white descent.
Florence was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Supremes) in 1988.
Jennifer Hudson won a Golden Globe Award for her role as Effie White and dedicated it to Florence, describing her as "a lady who never got a fair chance."
She is the cousin of Hank Ballard.
The character Effie White from the Academy Award movie "Dreamgirls" is said to be modeled on Florence.
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