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Darlene Love


Born Darlene Wright in Los Angeles in 1938, she began her career as lead singer with the vocal trio, The Blossoms. After a spell as regulars on ABC TV's variety show Shindig! (1964) in the early 60s, the trio went on to sing backup on a variety of Elvis Presley recordings, and even backed him on his 1968 NBC-TV special Elvis (1968). For a while, ... See full bio »
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 1998-2012 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #20.61 (2012) ... (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
- Episode #19.65 (2011) ... (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
- Episode #18.63 (2010) ... (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
- Episode #17.65 (2009) ... (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - uncredited)
- Episode #14.140 (2007) ... (performer: "River Deep - Mountain High" - uncredited)
 2012 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unholy Night (2012) ... (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - uncredited)
 2011 Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Season to Be Jolly (2011) ... (performer: "White Christmas", "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
 2011 The Oranges (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.105 (2011) ... (performer: "River Deep - Mountain High")
 2009 SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "Christmas Time For the Jews" - uncredited)
 2009 Pirate Radio (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" (1963))
 2006 The Holiday (performer: "Winter Wonderland" (1934))
 2006 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (Video) (performer: "Christmas Time for the Jews" - uncredited)
 2005 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jack Black/Neil Young (2005) ... (performer: "Christmas Time for the Jews")
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" (1963))
 2003 Love Actually (performer: "All Alone On Christmas" (1992))
 1998 All I Wanna Do (performer: "Starlight, Starbright", "Girlfriends for Life")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (performer: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", "Sleigh Ride")
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (performer: "All Alone on Christmas")
 1991 Father of the Bride (performer: "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry")
 1990 Goodfellas (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (performer: "Wait Til' My Bobby Gets Home")
 1985 Better Off Dead... (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
 1984 Bachelor Party (performer: "Alley Oop")
 1984 Gremlins (performer: "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)")
 1984 Sixteen Candles (performer: "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry")
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (performer: "Winter Wonderland")
 1980 The Idolmaker (performer: "Oo Wee Baby")
 1979 Being There (performer: "Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces")
 1969 The Love God? (performer: "Mr. Peacock")
 1968 Elvis (TV Movie) (performer: "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child / Where Could I Go But to the Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Shindig in Hawaii: Part 2 (1965) ... (performer: "I Hear a Symphony")
- Episode #1.51 (1965) ... (performer: "Saved")
- Episode #1.39 (1965) ... (performer: "Didn't It Rain")
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... (performer: "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)")
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The Blossoms
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Love has performed the song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" every year (except one) since 1986 on the last live episode before Christmas of David Letterman's talk show. From 1986 to 1992, Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and after 1993, the Late Show with David Letterman (1993). She always performs with Paul Shaffer and the band (while at NBC, The World's Most Dangerous Band, and while ... See more »

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