Ernestine Campbell (Little Richard Wife) Age, Biography, Wiki & More

Ernestine Campbell Biography

Ernestine Campbell  is an American celebrity personality from the United States. Ernestine was born in October 31, 1935. She was well known as the ex-wife of Little Richard, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. An influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades, Penniman’s most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his charismatic showmanship and dynamic music, characterized by frenetic piano playing, pounding backbeat and raspy shouted vocals, laid the foundation for rock and roll, leading him to be given the nickname “The Innovator, The Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll”. 

Ernestine Campbell age 74 years old. She died on May 9, 2010, However, her husband Little Richard was 87 years old. He was born on December 5, 1932, in Macon, Georgia, United States. He died on May 9, 2020.

Ernestine Campbell Age: 74 years

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Real NameErnestine Campbell
Nickname Ernestine
Known Name Ernestine Campbell
Date of BirthOctober 31,1935
Age (as of 2022)74 years old
BirthplaceNew York, United States
HometownNew York, United States
Death DateMay 9, 2010
Marital StatusDivorced
Husband  / AffairsLittle Richard (1959-64)
Years active1559
Famous Forknown as the ex-wife of Little Richard,
was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Zodiac Sign/Star SignNot Known

Early Life, Education, Family & Ethnicity

School NameHigh School
College / University Not Applicable
Educational QualificationGraduate
Father  NameNot Applicable
Mother NameNot Applicable
Brother NameNot Applicable
Sister NameNot Applicable

Ernestine and Penninman adopted a one-year-old boy, Danny Jones from a late church associate. The two maintained a close father-son relationship often acting as his father’s bodyguards. She later married McDonald Campbell of Santa Barbara, California on March 23, 1975. No information is available on her parents, education and early life.

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Height, Weight & Physical Status & More

Heightin feet inches– 5’ 5”
in centimeters177 cm
in meters– 1.77 mm
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms – 65 kg in Pounds – 143 lbs 
Dress SizeNot Applicable
Bra SizeNot Applicable
Eyes ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Shoes Size8 (US)
Sexual OrientationStraight

Affairs / Relationship

ernestine campbell and Little Richard met at an evangelical rally in October 1957. They then began dating until their wedded on July 12, 1959. They then had a peaceful life in a happy marriage before their divorce in 1964. According to Harvin, the marriage ended due to her husband’s celebrity status which according to her, had made life unbearable.

In addition, she said that he became a neglectful husband as he still changed his sexuality to gay. However, Robinson and Harvin denied Penninman’s claims that he was gay.

BoyfriendsNot Applicable
Spouse / Husband NameLittle Richard (1959-64)
Daughter NameNot Applicable
Son NameDanny Jones Penniman
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Little Richard Cause of Death

Richard, whose real name was Richard Penniman, was born in Macon, Georgia in December 1932. He had been in poor health for several years, suffering hip problems, a stroke and a heart attack. Richard’s son, Danny Penniman, first confirmed the pioneer’s death. In a statement, Richard’s agent, Dick Alen, said: “Little Richard passed away this morning from bone cancer in Nashville. He died on May 9, 2020, at the age of 87.

Starting with “Tutti Frutti” in 1956, Little Richard cut a series of unstoppable hits – “Long Tall Sally” and “Rip It Up” that same year, “Lucille” in 1957, and “Good Golly Miss Molly” in 1958 – driven by his simple, pumping piano, gospel-influenced vocal exclamations and sexually charged (often gibberish) lyrics. “I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it,” Elton John told Rolling Stone in 1973.

Career / Awards & Achievements

No information is available on her Career.

Awards & AchievementsN/A
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Net Worth

According to reports, as of 2022, the former celebrity personality net worth is estimated to be around $1 Million – $5 Million Dollar (approx.).

Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million Dollar (approx.)
Salary / IncomeUnder Review

Favourite Things

Favorite FoodNot Applicable
Favorite ActorsNot Applicable
Favorite ColorsNot Applicable

Social Media Accounts

  • Instagram is N/A
  • Twitter is N/A
  • Youtube is N/A


Does she dead or alive?

Ernestine Campbell dies aged 74. She died on May 9, 2010.

Who is her husband?

Little Richard, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

Who is Ernestine Campbell?

She was well known as the ex-wife of Little Richard Singer.

Does she have a child?

She has one child name Danny Jones Penniman.

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