Mary Wilson Dreaming Up Third Autobiographical Book

Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson, whose two autobiographical books — “Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme” and “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together” were both hits — is now dreaming up a third.

“I would like to do one more book, based on my layman’s philosophies of life,” says the sexagenarian songstress, who tells us she would like to focus on the questions,  “What do you do after the dream has ended?”  And, “How can you find a road to contentment and be happy again?”

She had to find her own answers several times in a life filled with triumph and tragedy — “after the Supremes ended, after losing my son,” she notes.  She lost her teenage son Raphael in a 1994 automobile accident that also left her with serious injuries.

“The journey has been enlightening.  I’d want to be sure to put it out there correctly,” she says.

Wilson has been too busy to think much about writing in recent months.  With her latest solo album on the way, she has been performing her jazz show in cabarets on both coasts and in-between.  She also has eight grandchildren to think about — three of whom live with her in Las Vegas.  On top of that, there is “one of my biggest projects — my Supreme Gown exhibit, which was out on a two-year tour of six different museums throughout England, including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.   Then it was at the Experience Music Project in Seattle for three months, ending in September.  There are fifty-some gowns, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ gowns and all that.  I’m hoping to be able to tour the United States.”

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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