Denise Clark Bradford Biography
Denise Clark Bradford is an American singer best known as the daughter of Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and a former member of the American gospel vocal group, The Clark Sisters.
The gospel group consisted of her and her 4 other sisters until she left.
Denise Clark Bradford Age
Clark Bradford was born in 1953. She is 67 years old as of 2020.
Denise Clark Bradford Parents
Clark Bradford is the daughter of Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and Elbert Clark. Her mother, Mattie was an American gospel choir director. She is credited for creating the three-part harmony (separating vocal parts into soprano, alto, and tenor). This technique is prevalent among gospel choirs today.
Her mother died on September 22, 1994, at the age of 69 years.
Denise Clark Bradford Siblings
Clark Bradford has 5 siblings all together. Their names are Leo Henry Cullum, Jr., Jacqueline Lenita “Jacky”, Elbernita, Dorinda Grace, and Karen. Leo and Jacky were born form her mother’s first marriage to Leo Henry Cullum Sr.
Denise Clark Bradford Husband
Clark Bradford is married. However, there is no information available about her husband. She has seven children and resides in California.
Denise Clark Bradford The Clark Sisters
Clark Bradford was a member of the gospel group known as The Clark Sisters. The group consisted of her other four sisters
Jacky Clark Chisholm, Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard.
The group has won three Grammy Awards and some of their biggest hits include: “Is My Living in Vain”, “Hallelujah”, “He Gave Me Nothing to Lose”, “Endow Me”, “You Brought the Sunshine” among many others.
Denise was known for her high pitched, youthful singing voice and used her piercing soprano vocals. She was also known for her runs and high melismas.
Denise left the group in 1986 but her sisters continued to create music as a group.
In 2008, The four sisters were featured on TV One’s popular hour-long music documentary series Unsung. However, Denise was not featured in the documentary. Since leaving the group, she relocated to California and began a ministry.
Why did Denise Clark Bradford Leave The Clark Sisters?
There has been rumors that Denise was kicked out of the group. However, she actually left because she had become pregnant by a bishop out of wedlock and was being instructed to have an abortion.
“Nobody kicked me out. I was tired of things I was experiencing behind having my children. And that coming about, I wasn’t going to get rid of my children. I was being counseled to get rid of my children,” she revealed.
Also, during that first first-ever appearance on Facebook Live in 2019 since leaving the group, Denise said; “I love my family dearly. I love the parents who brought us in here. But there’s been a lot of disgrace…and I kept quiet about it because I didn’t want to cause tension or pressure.”
Denise also shared the side of her story on why there is still conflict between her and her sisters. According to distractify.com, she revealed that she had traveled from the West Coast to Detroit to visit sister Twinkie, who was having medical issues and hospitalized. However, she was not allowed to see her, presumably because her family stopped her.
She also revealed that amongst her sisters, twinkie is the only one who has shown her love.
Denise Clark Bradford Net Worth
Clark Bradford’s net worth is under review.