When she returned to the States in 1980, she joined Gilroy's band as its drummer and later became lead singer.
Madonna was only 5 years old at the time of her mother's death.
The loss of her mother significantly affected Madonna's adolescence.
Madonna not only co-starred in the Penny Marshall baseball drama A League of Their Own, but she also helped out with the soundtrack, landing her tenth No.
1 hit with the ballad "This Used to Be My Playground."Pop music singer Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan on August 16, 1958.
She was a straight-A student, cheerleader and disciplined dancer who graduated from high school a semester earlier than her peers.