Ronstadt, Linda

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Name
Ronstadt, Linda Gender: F
Linda Maria Ronstadt
born on 15 July 1946 at 17:39 (= 5:39 PM )
Place Tucson, Arizona, 32n13, 110w56
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°53' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°38 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°33'



Linda Ronstadt
photo: Carl Lender at http://flickr.com/photos/clender/, license gfdl

Biography

American singer of country, folk, ballads and rock. A mixture of Mexican, German, English and Dutch, she grew up on a ranch outside of Tucson. Her dad worked the ranch and ran a hardware store; she describes her mom as "a lady." Her folks, two brothers and one sister all sang. At 18, she left home to become a top country singer, but her style and capacity kept shifting and growing. Her career spanned everything from blues-rock to Mexican folk, big-band standards to mariachi, musicals to light opera, tours and records. She has sung to the beat of many different drums since making her 1960s debut with the "Stone Poneys." With a handicap of intense stage fright, she has no love for touring, but did what she had to do to advance her career.

Déclassé in youth, she went through a series of casual lovers with some big names thrown in. For several years she was linked with Governor Jerry Brown, lived with Star Wars producer George Lucas, and with comic Albert Brooks for two years in the '70s. An extensive list of big names are included in her romantic history, a subject of which she later refused to comment. A coke and speed-freak, she kept a psychiatrist on hand for years and had some serious problems with her septum from snorting.

After rehab and settling in a Malibu home, she adopted a baby daughter in 1991 and a son in 1993, unmarried, plump and more fulfilled as she neared her 50s than in her early years. In September 1997, Ronstadt put her San Francisco mansion up for sale. The $5.85 million mansion afforded the buyer seven bedrooms, an au pair suite, an office, stained glass windows and a dumbwaiter. Ronstadt owned the home for ten years and put it up for sale only because, as a single mom raising two adopted children, she wanted to be in Tucson, AZ, closer to friends and family. She has suffered with sleep apnea from 1998, checking into the Tucson Medical center for treatment and further testing.

After completing her last live concert in late 2009, Ronstadt retired in 2011. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Frey, Glenn (born 6 November 1948)
  • associate relationship with Ingram, James (born 16 February 1952). Notes: Sang duet "Somewhere Out There"
  • associate relationship with Parton, Dolly (born 19 January 1946). Notes: collaborators
  • lover relationship with Brooks, Albert (born 22 July 1947). Notes: 'Two years'
  • lover relationship with Carrey, Jim (born 17 January 1962). Notes: 1983
  • lover relationship with Lucas, George (born 14 May 1944). Notes: Engaged 1983-1988
  • other associate with Ballard, Clint (born 24 May 1931). Notes: wrote her hit song
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Grove, Dick (born 18 December 1927)

Events

  • Family : Adopted a child 1991 (Adopted a daughter, Mary Clementine)
  • Family : Adopted a child 1993 (Adopted a son, Carlos Ronstadt)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property September 1997 in San Francisco (San Francisco mansion)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 11 November 1998 (Clinic for sleep apnea)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2011 (Autobiography, "Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir")
  • Health : Medical diagnosis December 2012 (Parkinson's disease)
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Source Notes

Ruth Elliot quotes her for B.C. 1977.

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice (also stating 5:39pm), Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona), 17 July 1946, page 4.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Weight (Over 200 lbs.)
  • Traits : Personality : Private (Increasingly private with age)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Sleep disorders (Sleep apnea)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Many noted lovers)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Adopted one daughter and one son)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir")
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women