My grandmother was around till I was 13, so we had that support, but my mother didn’t work on Christmas, New Year’s or any of our birthdays.” Granted, there were plenty of perks — like playing with the Jackson 5, who visited the Ross family in California. “He was working on ‘Thriller’ and he was very secretive,” Rhonda recalls.
“He’d hide in his room, I’d hear the music and knock on the door and he’d say, ‘Don’t come in! “He was a lovely spirit.” She’s never lacked for advice, and it’s Gordy who gave her the impetus she needed to sing again.
She also has appeared in films Hanging Up (2000), I-See-You.
Com (2006), and Daddy's Little Girls (2007), before returning to television playing Dr.
Diana was preparing for “Lady Sings the Blues” while pregnant, and Rhonda thinks that experience led to her own lifelong love of Billie Holiday.
She’s amazed at how her mom juggled five kids and a career. “She’d do a gig in Atlantic City and helicopter back and forth to be there in the mornings to get us off to school.
Gordy was already so close to the family that she and her sisters called him “uncle.” And while it took her awhile to learn the truth, others had guessed it long ago.
“I’d meet fans on the street who’d say, ‘Oh child, we knew you were Berry Gordy’s daughter — you look just like him! She’s been listening to her sing since before she was born.
The sitcom follows an upper-middle class African-American family, and co-stars Anthony Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin.
Ross Kendrick's most famous acting credit is Toni Burrell on Another World.
Ross was in Maui for sister Chudney Ross' wedding to longtime beau Josh Faulkner. Ross celebrated Chudney Ross' nuptials with mom Diana Ross, dad Robert Silberstein and siblings Rhonda Ross, Ross Naess and Evan Ross.