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Anna Ruby Gordy Gaye
Birth: Dec. 12, 1921
Milledgeville
Baldwin County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 2014
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Songwriter, Composer. Born Anna Ruby Gordy, she was co-founder of the record label Anna Records (1958), which became a subsidiary for Motown Records. The label was the distributor of Tamla's first national hit record, "Money (That's What I Want)". Artists such as David Ruffin, Marvin Gaye and Joe Tex recorded for the label. She was the ex-wife of Mowtown artist Marvin Gaye. She co-wrote two recordings on Marvin Gaye's What's Going On album, and co-wrote hits with Gaye for the Motown group The Originals, including the hit ballad "Baby, I'm for Real". The marriage between Anna and Marvin was the focal point of Gaye's 1978 album Here, My Dear. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1977. She was the oldest sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. and her last public appearance was with Berry in 2008. (bio by: Babe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Berry Gordy (1888 - 1978)
  Bertha Ida Fuller Gordy (1899 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Marvin Gaye (1939 - 1984)
 
 Siblings:
  Fuller Berry Gordy (1918 - 1991)*
  Esther Gordy Edwards (1920 - 2011)*
  Anna Ruby Gordy Gaye (1921 - 2014)
  Loucye Gordy Wakefield (1924 - 1965)*
  Gwen Gordy Fuqua (1927 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Sanctuary of Enduring Protection, Private Family Room
 
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Originally Created by: Babe
Record added: Jan 31, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124409297
Anna Ruby <i>Gordy</i> Gaye
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Since We Never Knew Each Other, I Came To Visit You Today Anna, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014

- Cyberella1000
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014
miss u all.
- Tiffany Stuck
 Added: May. 23, 2014
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