Gladys Knight 1952 Knight family photo
Kathy Pinna

Gladys Knight 1952

Winners, including Gladys Knight, in the annual award of the Original Amateur Hours Left to right: Nancy Cirillo, 16, (second prize), Gladys Knight, 8, (first prize) and Helen Hess, 35, (third prize). Gladys hugs loving cup she won in Original Amateur Hour radio show. She also copped $2000 by singing "Too Young.

Gladys Knight, of course, went on to great fame. Her smile still looks the same!!

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
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Gladys Knight 1952

Nancy Cirillo

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Nancy Cirillo at 16 years old  ·  Gladys Knight at 8 years old  ·  Helen Hess at 35 years old