She handled many of the group's ballads in her distinctive alto voice.
She is the only member of the Supremes to have stayed in the group until it dissolved in 1977.
Mary was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Supremes) in 1988.
Mary ranked #16 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
Mary once dated and resided with Abdul "Duke" Fakir, a member of the Four Tops.
Melvin Franklin, a member of the group Temptations, was said to have romantically pursued Mary.
She and Florence Ballard were good friends in junior high school with a mutual interest in singing.