Marilyn McCoo (born September 30, 1943) is an American singer. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. During the late 1960s and 1970s, she was one of the five singing members of the pop group, Fifth Dimension, the other four being Billy Davis, Jr. (to whom McCoo is married), Florence Gordon, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. She met Billy Davis Jr. in 1967 when he established the group, then called The Versatiles. They were married in 1969.
Fifth Dimension had a big hit with Up, Up and Away (in my beautiful balloon), written by Jimmy Webb. The song won four 1968 Grammy Awards and was the title track to Fifth Dimension's first hit LP.
In the mid-1970s, McCoo and Davis left the Fifth Dimension and began performing as a duo. Landing a contract with ABC Records, they recorded their 1976 debut album, I Hope We Get to Love in Time. The first single was the title track, which was a mid-chart hit. Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. were awarded a gold single and a gold album their first time out.
McCoo has acted in a number of movies, including Grizzly Adams and the Legend of Dark Mountain (1999), My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) and a number of television movies, often playing herself.
She also first recorded Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love in 1978, as a duet with Billy Davis, Jr.