American professional vocalist Cindy Birdsong received popularity when she joined the legendary singing group The Supremes. I’ll make you fall in love with me, I’ll try something new, and other such songs are some of her singles.

Birdsong was one of the oldest members of the  Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles and she performed under its name until she was offered to join The Supremes.

Net worth

Cindy Birdsong is one of the popular members of the famed singing band The Supremes. Although she has not disclosed her net worth officially, Birdsong is estimated to have a net worth of $500 thousand based on her professional career.

Birdsong’s main source of income is her singing career. She has been in many singing bands like The Ordrettes, The Supremes, and Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles. As a member of these bands, Birdsong has performed on stage as well as released many albums as a team and also singles.

Some of her singles are I’ll make you fall in love with me, I’ll try something new, I sold my heart to the Junkman, and so on. In addition to this, Love child, Together, and High Energy, are some of her albums as a band member.

Cindy also has earned a substantial amount from her nursing career which she started after taking a break from her music career.

With this sum of wealth, Cindy is living a comfortable life in the United States.

Relationship Status

Cindy Birdsong is not involved romantically with anyone currently. She is currently living a single life. However, she was married to her longtime boyfriend Charles Hewlett before.

Cindy Birdsong and her former husband Charles Hewlett.
Cindy Birdsong and her former husband Charles Hewlett.
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Charles and Cindy were dating long before they married, Eventually, the couple decided to take their relationship to next level and tied the knot in 1970. They married in the month of August in San Francisco and their holy ceremony was attended by then-singing partners Jean Terrell and Mary Wilson.

It was Cindy’s first marriage whereas Hewlett was married once before. After two years, they were blessed with a son named David.

Unfortunately, their marriage did not last more than five years. They parted ways in 1975 because of irreconcilable differences.

Early Life

The African-American singer Birdsong was born in the year 1939 and celebrates her birthday on 15th December. As per modern astrologers, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

She spent most of her childhood in Philadelphia before relocating to Camden which is New Jersey. Her parents Lloyd Birdsong, Sr., and Annie Birdsong always supported their daughter and encouraged her to pursue her dreams.

Initially, Birdsong’s interest was in becoming a nurse for which she went to attend college in Pennsylvania. However, fate wanted her to be a singer.

Birdsong Began Her Musical Career After Being Contacted By Her Longtime Friend

Cindy was prepared to be a nurse and had just returned to Philadelphia after completing her nursing course. However, her old friend Patsy Holt contacted her to join their singing band.

In 1960, she replaced Sundray Tuckers and became a member of Holt’s singing group The Ordrettes. The group was comprised of mid-teen members which made her the oldest member of the team as she was 20 at that time.

Got Kidnapped

A year before her marriage, Cindy nearly got kidnapped when she was returning to her apartment with her boyfriend Charles Hewlett, and their friend Howard Meek.

Cindy Birdsong got kidnapped.
Cindy Birdsong got kidnapped.
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The intruder threatened them with a knife and forced Cindy to tie them and get in the car. Luckily, she jumped out of the car to safety.

Cindy’s Maintainance Man Turned Himself In For Trying To Kidnap Cindy

Four days later of the incident, Charles Edward Collier called the police and turned himself into the police. He accepted all his bad deeds and was ready to go to jail.

It is not revealed why he Kidnapped Cindy and why did he turn himself in.

Replaced Co-Founding Member Florence Ballard Of The Supremes

Cindy was performing for the Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles when she received the offer for joining The Supremes. She replaced the co-founding member Florence Ballard of the band.

Kelly Rowland, Mary Wilson & Cindy Bierdsong – The Supremes Medley (Live).

Although she received some negativity in her early days, Cindy performed well and was admired by a lot of people. She became successful in making her way to one of the most loved performers in the series.

Followers Of The Supremes Did Not Listen To The Singles Of Cindy’s Song In Her Early Days

Birdsong faced some difficulties during her early days in the band The Supremes. In her early two and a half year of joining the band, listeners were not interested in her singles and they usually skipped them.

However, once Cindy started to display her exceptional talent under the newly reformed team as Diana Rose as a lead member, her songs were heard more prominently, including the three albums the group recorded with the Four Tops. 

Left The Supremes Because Of Her Dealings With The Manager

Cindy officially left the team in February 1976 as she was frustrated with the manager of the team. She was not happy with his work.

Cindy after leaving her work at The Supreme joined UCLA Medical center as a nurse and fulfilled her interest in nursing.

Worked As Minister In Los Angelos Area

Apart from being a nurse and a singer, Cindy has also been involved in politics. She worked as a minister in the Los Angelos area.

However, she is retired person now and is not involved in any professional work.

Cindy Birdsong On Mary Wilson’s Death

Birdsong’s old friend Mary Wilson passed away because of an unknown cause at her house. She was one of the founding members of the famed band The Supremes.

Mary Wilson of The Supremes dies at 76 | ABC7.

In addition to this, she was one of the closest people to Birdsong. Cindy was devasted when she heard of Wilson’s demise.

Birdsong’s Ill Health

Currently, Birdsong is not in a healthy state and is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. However, she is trying hard to become healthy.

Due to her Ill health and old age, She has stopped appearing in music and retired from it.

Has Credits As An Actress

The Supremes member Cindy has also participated in the movies and series. She appeared as Sister Anne in the TV series Tarzan.

Likewise, She has also made a brief appearance in TCB (1968) and Ready, Steady, Go! (1963).

Social Media Presence

The Supremes member Cindy is a famous personality and many of her fans want to know about her life through her social media. However, it is sad to know that she is very less active on social media even though she has created accounts on major social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

She is available on Instagram under the username @gangstagranty. It is a private account with only 2 followers. Likewise, her Twitter account under the username @BirdsongCindy has 30 followers.

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