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Lesley Gore (1946–2015)


Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". Born in Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, she was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad Soundtrack
(2016)
Fame
Fame Soundtrack
(1980)
Mermaids
Mermaids Soundtrack
(1990)

Filmography

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 2017 The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Offred (2017) ... (performer: "You Don't Own Me" - uncredited)
 2017 Feud (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Abandoned! (2017) ... (performer: "You Don't Own Me" - uncredited)
 2017 Die göttliche Ordnung (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 2016 Please Like Me (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Souvlaki (2016) ... (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows")
 2016 Suicide Squad (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Out Here on My Own")
 2015 Happyish (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Starring Rene Descartes, Adweek and HRH the Princess of Arendelle (2015) ... (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows" - uncredited)
 2014 Kapgang (performer: "That's The Way Boys Are")
 2014 Get on Up (performer: "It's My Party")
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rude'lympics (2013) ... (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" - uncredited)
 2012 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Origins of Monstrosity (2012) ... (performer: "You Don't Own Me" - uncredited)
 2012 Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (Documentary) (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Asian F (2011) ... (writer: "Out Here On My Own" - uncredited)
 2011 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Justice League: Cry for Justice #5, #6 and #7 (2011) ... (performer: "It's My Party", "Just Let Me Cry")
 2010 Lærkevej (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Underdirektøren for det hele (2010) ... (performer: "It's my Party")
- Er det dit endelige svar? (2010) ... (performer: "It's my Party")
- Har I nogen I skal af med? (2010) ... (performer: "It's my Party")
 2009 Uvolnete se, prosím (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 November 2009 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Out Here On My Own")
 2009 Fame (writer: "Out Here On My Own")
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")
 2008 Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ghostfacers (2008) ... (performer: "It's My Party")
 2007 TV Land Confidential (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Music (2007) ... (performer: "It's My Party")
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.26 (2007) ... (writer: "Out Here On My Own")
 2007 An American Crime (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 2006 The Woods (performer: "Young and Foolish", "You Don't Own Me", "Just Let Me Cry")
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hot Shots (2003) ... (performer: "It's My Party" - as Leslie Gore, uncredited)
 2003 Star Search (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One with Former Man Show Host Adam Carolla (2003) ... (writer: "Out Here on My Own")
 2003 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eight More Will Come Before Us... (2003) ... (writer: "Out Here On My Own")
 2003 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #4 - Musical (2003) ... (writer: "Out Here on My Own")
 2002 Sadistic Bitch (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 2002 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Workshop #1 (2002) ... (writer: "Out Here on My Own")
 2002 Martine (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Out Here on my Own")
 2002 Un paso adelante (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- La caja de música (2002) ... (lyrics: "Out Here on My Own")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Leave Me Alone", "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn To Cry") / (writer: "Leave Me Alone")
 2000 The Convent (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 1999 Superstar (writer: "Out Here on My Own", "You Wanna Be a Star (Superstar)")
 1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M. (performer: "It's My Party")
 1997 Bliss (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 1996 Grace of My Heart (writer: "My Secret Love" - as Lesley S. Gore)
 1995 Cybill (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- As the World Turns to Crap (1995) ... (performer: "It's My Party" - uncredited)
 1994 C'était le 12 du 12 et Chili avait les blues (performer: "It's My Party (And I'll Cry if I Want To)")
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Marge on the Lam (1993) ... (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" - uncredited)
  Lo Kolel Sherut (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1993) (music - 1 episode, 1991)
- Episode #3.7 (1993) ... (writer: "Pesha")
- Episode #2.4 (1991) ... (music: "Levadi")
 1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kevin Delivers (1992) ... (performer: "It's My Party" - uncredited)
 1991 Designing Women (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Strange Case of Clarence and Anita (1991) ... (performer: "It's My Party")
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fame Is Where You Find It (1991) ... (performer: "It's My Party" - uncredited)
 1990 Mermaids (performer: "It's My Party")
 1990 Problem Child (performer: "IT'S MY PARTY" - as Leslie Gore)
 1988 Waxwork (performer: "It's My Party")
 1988 Hairspray (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 1987 The Charmings (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Charming Halloween (1987) ... (performer: "It's My Party")
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke (performer: "That's the Way Boys are")
 1984 Gimme an 'F' (writer: "1-2-3-4 Rock and Roll" - as L. Gore)
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 1982 - 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- Stages (1984) ... (lyrics: "Out Here On My Own") / (music: "Out Here On My Own")
- A Special Place (1982) ... (lyrics: "Hot Lunch Jam" - uncredited)
 1983 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- El debut de las secretarias (1983) ... (lyrics: "S' Wonderful / Hot Lunch Jam")
 1982 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.62 (1982) ... (writer: "Other Lady")
 1981 The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Out Here on My Own")
 1980 On Location with: FAME (Documentary short) (writer: "Hot Lunch Jam")
 1980 Fame (lyrics: "Hot Lunch Jam" (1979), "Out Here On My Own" (1980))
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #22.33 (1969) ... (performer: "I Could Have Danced All Night", " (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - uncredited)
 1967 Batman (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Scat! Darn Catwoman (1967) ... (performer: "Maybe Now" - uncredited)
- That Darn Catwoman (1967) ... (performer: "California Nights" - uncredited)
 1966 American Bandstand (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.4 (1966) ... (performer: "Treat Me Like A Lady")
  The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- By-Line--Jeff Stone (1966) ... (performer: "It's My Party", "We Know We're in Love") / (writer: "We Know We're in Love")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.54 (1965) ... (performer: "It's My Party", "Sunshine, Lollipops and Roses" (aka "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"))
  Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #2.5 (1965) ... (performer: "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn to Cry", "My Town, My Guy and Me") / (writer: "My Town, My Guy and Me")
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (performer: "Gee, Baby, I'm Sorry", "All of My Life", "The Look of Love")
 1965 Ski Party (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")
 1965 The Girls on the Beach (performer: "Leave Me Alone", "It's Gotta Be You" - uncredited)
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary) (performer: "It's My Party", "Judy's Turn to Cry", "You Don't Own Me", "Maybe I Know", "You Didn't Look Around", "Hey Now")
 1964 The Pawnbroker (performer: "I Don't Wanna Be a Loser" - uncredited)
 1962 Vacation Time (TV Series) (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "The Best of Lesley Gore" (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leslie Gore | Miss Lesley Gore

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

She died of lung cancer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, NYC. She was diagnosed with a tumor on her spine in January 2015. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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