Aretha Franklin’s ex-husband, Glynn Turman Wiki Bio, wife, net worth, gay

• Glynn Turman is an American actor born in New York City in 1947.
• He has a net worth of over $1.6 million.
• He was married to singer Aretha Franklin from 1978 to 1984.
• He has appeared in numerous films and tv series, including Super 8 and House of Lies.
• He won a Golden Globe award and a Primetime Emmy for his work.

Aretha Franklin’s Ex Husband, Glynn Turman Wiki, Bio

Glynn Turman was born on 31 January 1947, in New York City, USA, which means that he is 71 years-old, his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and nationality is American. He’s best known as the actor who worked on projects such as “Super 8”, “John Dies at The End” and “Sahara”.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Glynn Turman as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, this actor has a net worth of over $1.6 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. However, he hasn’t spoken about his assets such as houses and vehicles, but is certainly financially stable, and able to support himself and his family.

Ethnicity and Background

Speaking about Turman’s ethnicity, he is Black and has dark brown eyes and hair. Judging from the photos available on the internet, Glynn has a fit figure and looks well put together at events he attends, indicating that he puts time and effort into his looks.

Glynn Turman

Relationship Status

Speaking about his relationship status, Glynn married Ula M. Walker in 1965, but their marriage ended in 1971, after they had three children. He then married the worldwide beloved and acclaimed singer, Aretha Franklin at New Bethel Baptist Church, that belonged to Franklin’s father. They remained together over the course of the following four years, separating in 1982 and divorcing in 1984. Finally, the actor married Jo-Ann Allen in 1992, and they have been together ever since. The couple seems to be living a happy and fulfilled life together.

Ex-Wife Aretha Franklin

As we have mentioned, Franklin was a singer, best known for her albums such as “Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo”, “The Electrifying Aretha Franklin”, “The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin” and “Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington”. In 1968, the singer released yet another album, entitled “Aretha Now”, consisted of 10 tracks, such as “I Say a Little Prayer”, “Night Time Is the Right Time” and “Think”. Overall, she made 40 albums, and is recognized as one of the most important singers of all time. She passed away in 2018.

Social Media

Being in the entertainment field, Turman is naturally active on social media, such as Twitter. He uses his account to communicate with his fans as well as to promote his work, and some of his latest posts include a tweet in which he wrote “Congratulations to Last nights Awards winners. Nice to see our votes counted #king,Ali,Lee,Carter,Spencer, Beachler,Ramsey.”. His fans seem to enjoy the content he posts, and appreciate being in touch with him.


Glynn made his acting debut in 1961, when he joined the cast of “Play of the Week”, and followed by working on the TV series “Daktari”, in which  he played Usumbu. As of the same year, he began playing Lew Miles in the popular and long-running series “Peyton Place”, ending with his work there in 1969. In 1978, Glynn joined the cast of “Centennial”, in which he portrayed Nate Person, and followed by working on numerous minor projects, such as “Attica”, “The Greatest American Hero”, “The Love Boat”, “Secrets of a Married Man” and “The Redd Foxx Show”. As of 1988, he was cast to play Colonel Brad Taylor in “A Different World”, which follows the story of a group of students at an historically Black university, as they struggle to make it work; being a part of the mentioned project, Turman collaborated with actors such as Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell,  Kadeem Hardison, Charnele Brown and Dawnn Lewis.

Latter Career

In 2001, Glynn began appearing in “Big Apple”, in which he portrayed Ted Olsen, and in 2004 worked on “The Wire”, continuing to appear in it over the course of the following four years. As of 2010, the audience was able to see the actor in “The Defenders”, and speaking about his latest projects, those include “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Better Things” and “Sextuplets”. His movies, “Windows on the World” and “Justine”, are in post-production. Overall, Glynn has had 145 acting gigs, which have allowed him to make a name for himself and gain more exposure in the media.

Super 8

Among the numerous successful movies Glynn worked on, “Super 8” stands out. The movie – written, produced, and directed by J.J. Abrams – was released in 2011, and follows the story of a group of young people as they film their own movie, when a dangerous presence is released into their town. Working on “Super 8”, Glynn had a chance to work with actors such as Joel Courtney, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.

“House of Lies”

Glynn played one of the most prominent characters in “House of Lies”, beginning in 2012 and ending in 2016. The previously mentioned series received a generally positive response from the audience, and won numerous awards, such as a Golden Globe award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical, and Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary Program.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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