1001 W 75TH ST. WOODRIDGE, IL 630-427-1880

Hollywood Memorial

Minnie Riperton

Chicago native best known for her 1974 hit single ‘Lovin’ You.’ Throughout the 1960s she worked in the music business with wide success, but the decade of 1970s and the rise of disco music would bring her renown. Her major hit ‘Loving You,’ a song she released with the help of Stevie Wonder, achieved Number 1 status on the American Pop Music charts, and her album ‘Perfect Angel’ was certified gold. She went on to release two more albums after her song’s success. In 1976 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after a three-year battle she passed away from that disease at age 31. Her daughter, Maya Rudolph, grew up to be a comic actor, and became a cast member on the weekly late night comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ She is buried adjacent to Beach Boy Carl Wilson at Westwood Memorial Park.