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La Vern Baker (1929–1997)

La Vern Baker was born on November 11, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Delores Williams. She was married to Slappy White. She died on March 10, 1997 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Departed
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Angel Heart
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Uncle Buck
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  Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Kimmy Finds Her Mom! (2016) ... (writer: "Tweedlee Dee" - uncredited)
- Kimmy Goes on a Date! (2015) ... (performer: "Tweedlee Dee" - uncredited)
- Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015) ... (performer: "Get Up, Get Up (You Sleepy Head)" - uncredited)
 2006 The Departed (performer: "Tweedlee Dee" (1955) - as LaVern Baker)
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 16 (2005) ... (performer: "Jim Dandy")
 2003 Dorm Daze (performer: "You're The Boss")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Another Toothpick (2001) ... (performer: "Jim Dandy" - uncredited)
 1999 Just Looking (performer: "Tweedle Dee")
 1992 That Night (performer: "SEE SEE RIDER" - as LaVern Baker)
 1989 Uncle Buck (performer: "TWEEDLEE DEE" - as LaVern Baker)
 1989/I Shag (performer: "Saved", "I'm Leaving It All Up to You")
 1988 A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (performer: "SAVED")
 1987 The Big Town (performer: "JIM DANDY")
 1987 La Bamba (performer: "Tweedlee Dee")
 1987 Angel Heart (performer: "Soul On Fire") / (writer: "Soul On Fire")
 1975 French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) (performer: "Jim Dandy" - uncredited)
 1972 Pink Flamingos (performer: "Jim Dandy")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (writer: "Bumble Bee")
 1956 Rock Rock Rock! (performer: "Tra La La")
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Album: "Precious Memories: LaVern Baker Sings Gospel" (1959) See more »

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Had biggest selling single in 1959 with "I Cried A Tear". See more »

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