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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, USA, she... See full bio »

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 2015 The Voice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Out Here on My Own")
 2014 Speed Walking (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)
 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 Park Road (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 Fame (writer: "Out Here On My Own")
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (performer: "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")
 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 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")
 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")
 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")
  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")
 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 - 1 episode)
- That Darn Catwoman (1967) ... (performer: "California Nights" - uncredited)
  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:

Single: : "It's My Party", 1963 (Mercury). Produced by Quincy Jones. 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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Discovered by producer Quincy Jones while singing at a hotel in Manhattan. He went on to produce her most successful recordings, including "It's My Party", which spent two weeks at #1 on Billboard's "Hot 100" chart and three weeks on its R&B chart (USA) in June 1963. See more »

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