Lulu Turns 73!

Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, a music artist, actress, and radio host better known by her stage name Lulu, was born on November 3, 1948. She is a native of Scotland and one of its most well-known celebrities. The septuagenarian, who was recognized for her incredible voice even as a child, is best known in the United Kingdom for her cover of the Isley Brothers’ song “Shout” and in the United States for her part in the film “To Sir, with Love.” Many of her singles have reached the U.K. Top 10 singles list. She has also received a number of accolades, including two from the British royal family!

Full Name: Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie

Nickname: Lulu

Birth date: November 3, 1948

Age: 73

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 5′ 1″

Relationship Status: Single

Net Worth: $30 million

Career Timeline


The pop artist receives the moniker from her manager at the time, Marion Massey.


When Lulu releases her cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Shout,” the song propels her to fame and into the top 10 of the charts.


Columbia Records has a contract with Lulu as an artist.


Lulu releases her memoirs under the same name.


She receives an Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) decoration from Queen Elizabeth II.


The British monarch bestows upon her the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)