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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 31 August 1970Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameDeborah Ann Gibson
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (3)

Deborah Gibson is a creative force in the entertainment industry who does it all! She has single handedly transcended music and entertainment trends and fads. Deborah stands poised at the top, embarking on the second phase of her hugely successful pop career.

Deborah Gibson exploded on the pop music scene at the tender age of 16. She quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a #1 single ("Foolish Beat"), a record which she still proudly holds to this day. Deborah has sold over 16 million albums worldwide to date. Her extraordinary career has garnered her #1 Billboard hits, Platinum albums, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year honors, sold-out audiences around the world and rave reviews for her starring roles on Broadway.

Growing up in Long Island, Deborah began performing with her sisters in Community Theatre at the age of five. At age five, she wrote her first composition. By age eight, she was performing as part of the children's chorus at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC with artists such as Plácido Domingo. By the time she was twelve years old, she was already a professional Broadway actress pursuing a recording career. The dream was realized by sixteen, when Deborah was signed to Atlantic Records. Her first single "Only In My Dreams" went right to the top of the charts around the world.

Following were several more top five hits and the #1 single "Foolish Beat". Her debut album "Out of the Blue" sold over five million copies. With this, Deborah established herself as a household name and immediately confirmed that position with her triple platinum follow up #1 album "Electric Youth" and the #1 single "Lost In Your Eyes". Deborah's recording legacy includes 1990's Gold album "Anything Is Possible", 1993's "Body Mind Soul", 1995's "Think With Your Heart", 1997's "Deborah" and 2001's "M.Y.O.B.".

In 1992, Deborah returned to her theatrical roots by taking a star turn in the Broadway production of Les Miserables as "Eponine". She broke box office records in the London West End production of "Grease" as "Sandy", then took the stage in the U.S. Broadway Tours of "Grease" and Funny Girl playing "Rizzo" and "Fanny Brice" respectively. Deborah returned to Broadway as "Belle" in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", followed by her critically acclaimed performance as Gypsy Rose Lee to Betty Buckley's "Mama Rose" in Gypsy at the Paper Mill Playhouse. In February 2000, Deborah starred as "The Narrator" in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Then, in December 2001, Deborah starred, in a 3 month engagement, as "Cinderella" in the national production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella to Eartha Kitt's "Fairy Godmother". In October, 2002, Deborah graced the stage as "Velma Kelly" in Boston's North Shore Theatre's production of "Chicago", a role she will do again at the Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City, July, 2003. Deborah returned to Broadway in February 2003, for a 4 month stint as the "saucy, sexy Sally Bowles" at Studio 54 in "Cabaret". In May, 2004, Deborah joined Reprise starring as "Marta" in "Company" and then in August, 2004, as "Maggie" in "Brigadoon" with rave reviews.

Adding to her accomplishments, Deborah is also composer and lyricist on her own Broadway musical, Skirts.

Deborah Gibson considers herself to be the traditional "All Around Entertainer", and continues to be a driving force in the entertainment industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Deborah Gibson Official Website

Deborah Gibson is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. She has appeared in feature films, Broadway, and television shows. Deborah continues to hold the record for the youngest female to perform, write, and record a top #1 single. As of 2010 she has recorded nine studio and four compilation albums. In 2011 she co-starred with her "arch enemy" Tiffany in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rick

For more than 20 years, Deborah Gibson has proven she's an entertainer of immeasurable talent. From singer, songwriter and musician to actor and dancer, she embodies what it truly means to be an entertainer.

Gibson exploded on the pop music scene at the tender age of 16. A music prodigy, she quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a number one single, ("Foolish Beat"), a record she still holds today in the Guinness Book of World Records. To date, Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide.

After conquering the pop world, she set her sights on the theater. Gibson took a star turn in the Broadway production of "Les Miserables" as Eponine. She broke box office records in the London West End production of "Grease" as Sandy, and then took the stage in the U.S. Broadway tours of "Grease" and "Funny Girl" playing Rizzo and Fanny Brice. Gibson also wowed critics as Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy," The Narrator in the national tour of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Cinderella in the national production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," Velma Kelly in "Chicago," and Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of "Cabaret." Gibson is now the composer and co-lyricist on a new musical in pre-production for Broadway: "The Flunky", written by Jimmy Van Patten.

Gibson continues to dazzle with entertainment magic. She has bridged the gap between Pop Music and Broadway with her one-woman show "Pop Goes Broadway." She brings the best of both worlds to the stage singing some of her biggest pop hits and reprising her starring roles on Broadway.

The "Original Pop Princess" is ready to pass the torch to the next generation of musical sensations. Her passion to mentor and foster young performers and songwriters has led her to create "Deborah Gibson's Electric Youth," a series of performing arts camps and songwriting/recording intensives.

From number one hits and platinum albums to starring roles on Broadway, film and TV, Gibson is a true entertainer with talent and charisma.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Elizabeth Neff

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Trivia (30)

Graduated with honors from Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York.
Her song "Foolish Beat" was her first single to hit the #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Childhood friend of Ricki Lake
She is known to play the ukulele and the piano.
Released her 7th album, "MYOB" (Mind Your Own Business). [February 2001]
Posed for the March 2005 issue of Playboy, to coincide with the release of her single "Naked".
Does not drink or smoke.
Does Yoga religiously.
Was the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a number one hit, "Foolish Beat". She was 17.
A Finnish rap-band, Raptori, composed a song about her. Its name is "Debi Gibson"
Is the subject of the Pixies song "Make Believe", which resulted from an obsession of Pixies drummer David Lovering. It was written by Frank Black and sung by Lovering.
Has been typecast as not one but two fictional pop stars on series television: "Gabrielle" on Street Justice (1991); and "Christi Rose" on Step by Step (1991). In 2005, years after both shows were cancelled, she was asked for both "Christi's" and "Gabrielle's" autographs (plus her own) at the famous Tower Records store on Sunset Boulevard in West Los Angeles. She cheerfully obliged.
Has written an early-1990s autobiography, "Between the Lines," the title of which is taken from the last song on her first album. Unfortunately, the book does not exist in audio format.
Drives a mini cooper
Auctioned her first car, a 1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner, for charity.
Wrote her first song, "Make Sure You Know Your Classroom", when she was five years old.
Friend of Barry Williams.
Signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records when she was 16 years old.
Won the "ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award" in 1989, an award she shared with Bruce Springsteen.
Lived in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn before her family moved to Long Island.
Launched "Camp Electric Youth" (named after her second album), an organization to acquaint girls to show biz [2008].
Lives in Los Angeles.
Co-owner of "Culture Club", a four-story 1980s/1990s-themed NYC club.
Playing the role of Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret on Broadway [February 2003]
Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Joan Lunden, for the Murad "Resurgence" skin care system.
Posed nude in an eight-page pictorial for the March 2005 issue of Playboy magazine. [February 2005]
Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Montel Williams, for his Living Well "Pain Relief" spray formula.
Co-hostess, with Frankie Avalon, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Dick Clark's American Bandstand - 50th Anniversity Collection".
Working on new music with Grammy Award-winning producer Neal Pogue. [January 2007]
Was in a relationship with actor Chris Bruno for two years in the mid 90s.

Personal Quotes (4)

I've learned to have a sense of humor about myself. Lord knows everyone else does!
"Kids can see you don't have to have a sexy costume or shave your head or do crazy things to be successful. You just work at it and be normal." (1989, in reference to her success)
That it's been almost two decades since "Out Of the Blue" and 'Weird Al' Yankovic has yet to parody even *one* of my songs makes me feel curiously left-out.
Whenever fans ask me for advice, I tell them this: "Be authentic."

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