Rhonda Ross Kendrick
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Rhonda Ross Kendrick

Birth Date: August 14, 1971

Rhonda is Diana's eldest and the only child she had with Motown founder Berry Gordy.

After graduating from Brown University, Rhonda found success as an actress, best known for her soap opera role as Toni Burrell on Another World, for which she was nominated for an Emmy® in 1998. She also performed her "Song-Telling" concerts—a blend of poetry and music—all around the world.

Later in life, Rhonda ventured into real estate and launched Ross Realty International, which connects sellers of prime New York real estate with buyers around the world.

Rhonda married jazz pianist Rodney Kendrick in 1996 and gave birth to their son Raif in 2009. Rhonda and Rodney have exposed Raif to several languages and early reading, reporting that their 18-month-old understands French, Spanish and English and reads more than 200 words across the three languages.

Currently, Rhonda is creating a one-woman show, writing a memoir and, based on her success with Raif, has plans to launch a new education program that teaches multilingual, early reading to babies.

FROM: Supreme Icon Diana Ross, Her Five Children and a Show-Stopping Performance
Published on February 25, 2011

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