Cyndi Lauper Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 June 1953Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameCynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Nickname Cyn
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cyndi was born at Boulevard Hospital, in Astoria, Queens. She spent her first four years in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Her family then moved to Ozone Park, Queens.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lynn

Spouse (1)

David Thornton (24 November 1991 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

Known for her Queens, New York accent
Wild hair that changes colors often
Her offbeat fashion sense
Her distinctive raspy voice.
Her four octave vocal range.

Trivia (34)

Met her husband on set of the film Off and Running (1991).
Toured in 1997 with Tina Turner, and 1999 with Cher.
Sang in dance cover bands in the 1970s until she lost her voice in 1977, when doctors told her she would never sing again.
Her mother has appeared in several of her music videos.
(November 19, 1997) Son, with David Thornton, Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper, named after singer, Elvis Costello, whose real name is Declan Patrick MacManus.
She was awarded a Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 1985 Grammy Awards.
Little Richard married Cyndi and David.
Patti LaBelle is her son Declyn's godmother and sang "Come What May" at Cyndi's wedding.
Son is bilingual (English and Spanish).
Her voice range is four octaves.
Born on Monday at 11 PM EST.
Is a huge fan of Marlene Dietrich.
Her first band, Blue Angel, was named after the film "Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel)".
At the beginning of her video for "Time After Time", she is watching the film The Garden of Allah (1936).
She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (1985).
Her parents are Fred Lauper and Catrine Lauper. Her siblings are Elen and Fred. Sister Elen Lauper ran for the mayorship of Phoenix and is a member of the Socialist Workers Party, a radical-leftist political group.
Lives in a famous Manhattan apartment house on the West Side called the Apthorp.
She has Italian ancestry by her mother's side (Sicily) and Swiss ancestry by her father's side. Her mother's maiden name is Gallo.
Ranked #58 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
She has a beach house in South Carolina.
Known for her outrageous antics, perhaps her wildest yet was appearing at a 1997 Halloween ball to raise money for AMFAR dressed as a belly dancer - when she was nine months pregnant. She drolly vogued it up for the tabloid paparazzi, who eagerly snapped hundreds of photos of her.
Attended the same High school as Rodney Dangerfield and New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto - Richmond Hill, Queens.
Helped produce "Captain Lou's History of Music" on The Wrestling Album in 1985, appearing under the name Mona Flambé. Jesse Ventura (aka Jesse "The Body" Ventura) then referred to her as Mona Flamboyant.
Is good friends with WWF wrestler Lou Albano.
Honored by PFLAGG for her support of Gay families after appearing with her Lesbian sister in a PFLAGG sponsored campaign (2005).
Her most successful songs are "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1983, #2 US and UK), "Time After Time" (1984, #1 US, #2 UK), "She Bop" (1984, #3 US), "All Through The Night" (1984, #6 US), "True Colors" (1986, #1 US), "Change of Heart" (1986, #3 US) and "I Drove All Night" (1989, #6 US, #7 UK).
On Press Your Luck (1983), there was a Whammy based on her.
Is a staunch liberal Democrat and an active supporter of gay rights.
(November 8, 2012) Her uncle, George Stathis, 90, was found dead in his Queens, New York home, after Hurricane Sandy.
She was awarded a Tony Award for Best Score in a Musical for "Kinky Boots" at the 2013 Tony Awards.
Featured as a (2010) Mattel Barbie Doll in the Ladies of the '80s Pink Label Collection [#R4461] along with Debbie Harry and Joan Jett. [July 2009]
In preparing for the video "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", there was a small budget so Cyndi bought furniture and painted the sets for the living room and her bedroom, found a tablecloth with a pattern to copy for the kitchen walls so it would have a very 1950s look, handed out her collection of sunglasses to all the girls for the shoot, and shared her makeup with all the women.
While working as a maid/nanny in the early 1970s, her dog Sparkle was run over by a tractor driven by a 5-year-old on his birthday. The vet explained there would be hope if Sparkle lived through the night, and she eventually recovered.
In the book "Cyndi Lauper" by Steve Radlaur, a list of jobs she did short-term in the 1970s were listed, including ear piercer. In her autobiography, she revealed she only pierced one ear and could not even finish because she did not have the stomach for the work.

Personal Quotes (11)

You always have to remember - no matter what you're told - that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway.
I absolutely refuse to reveal my age. What am I - a car?
You can laugh when I talk, but not when I sing. People used to throw rocks at me for my clothes... now they wanna know where I buy them.
On being a feminist: I'm a bra-burner from way back!
I lucked out when I started to sing. I'd already experienced failing at everything else
You can't stamp out individuality - there's too many of us.
(on her album "At Last") It was an idea to do a special project. because people would come see me live and go, "Gee, I didn't know she could sing." And I'd be like, "Yeah, you ever tried to sing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', pal?".
There have been great things that happened to me. If they didn't happen to me, I wouldn't be here. Everything was supposed to happen to me. I wouldn't have the sight that I have, I wouldn't have the creative moments that I have, I wouldn't be able to articulate what I need to articulate. I wouldn't have my son. I wouldn't have my husband. I'm a lucky woman. Everything. Every single thing. There are no mistakes.
When "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" came out, I was thirty. They were saying 'How old are you?' And even then I was like, "Why? You think I'm a car? You need to check under the hood and kick the tires?".
My mother said I was a little odd as a kid. I was alone a lot, but I didn't feel alone. When I sang with those records, I'd be Julie Andrews and there was Rex Harrison sitting on my mother's bed. I was Mitzi Gaynor. I was Ezio Pinza. I think she had Mary Martin too - I was all of them. I was pretty good until they sang duets.
[on the video "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"] It was very important to me that every girl was represented - Hispanic girls, African-American girls. I told Edd (Griles - the video director) that we had to have multiracial people too. At that time, everybody who was in videos was either all white or all black. I figured, "You know what? Here's what I see missing. Let's go for it." There still wasn't as much integration as there should have been, but I feel like a lot of little girls who saw the video saw themselves, and that was the most important thing.

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