How tall was Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

American Singer, best remembered for songs such as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Respect". In Ebony magazine, October 1974 she said "I'm only 5'5"".

How tall was Aretha Franklin
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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 4.83in (164.7cm)
Canson said on 18/Aug/18
I was shocked when I found out she was sick last week and was going to pass. RIP to the Queen of Soul. Always one of my favorite all time singers
Nik said on 17/Aug/18
R.I.P Aretha Franklin.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Aug/18
Terrible to hear that this legendary singer passed away yesterday.

RIP Aretha

You'll have them all singing their hearts out in Heaven. 💐
Toni Haigler-Taylor said on 15/Sep/17
Impossible! LOL! 5'3" at most.
Jason said on 7/Oct/15
Yeah, 5'5" with her wig on. I don't think she's more than 5'3".
LadyBunn said on 21/Aug/13
I met her and she is shorter than me and I'm 5'4 she may be around 5'2
SRG said on 23/Aug/12
Definetly shorter than 5'5
Demiere said on 8/Mar/11
She looks 5'3. I cant wait until her concerts come back out. I'm going to her very first one or in Cali here. Dos anybody know if one is coming to San Diego or L.A.
glenn said on 19/Feb/08
late january 1993 bill clintons inauguration in washington dc.
diana said on 19/Feb/08
hey glenn
when was this photo taken?
Glenn said on 8/Dec/06
I have only a couple things by her.need to get more.
Anthony said on 8/Dec/06
That's really cool. I'm just getting into Aretha, and she's one of the best.
Glenn said on 8/Dec/06
Thanks Anthony.Im one of maybe a couple people that have this.
Glenn said on 8/Dec/06
One of the rarest photos with ever! she detests cameras and airplanes.
Editor Rob said on 8/Dec/06
Glenn with Aretha.
Mr. R said on 1/Dec/06
I saw Aretha a few weeks ago. She was be honored by the United Negro College Fund. It will air in January. It was really hard to tell with her girth and her feather boas, but 5'5" seemed close!

[Editor Rob: photo with Glenn coming soon...]
sf said on 22/Oct/06
Come on, Padraig - you erased my hilaroius quote about Aretha being about as wide as she is short. Come, let's have some fun....
leonari said on 18/Oct/06
seems right...maybe a cm below that mark if you ask me.

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