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DeeDee Sharp

DeeDee Sharp was born on September 9, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Dione LaRue. She is married to Billy Witherspoon. She was previously married to Kenny Gamble. See full bio »
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 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Slow Twistin'")
 1998 All I Wanna Do (performer: "Do the Bird" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1993 Family of Strangers (TV Movie) (performer: "Mashed Potato Time" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1992 Sister Act (performer: "Gravy" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills (performer: "Mashed Potato Time" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1988 Hairspray (performer: "Mashed Potato Time", "Gravy" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan (performer: "MASHED POTATO TIME" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1979 Pacific Inferno (performer: "FLASHBACK" - as Dee Dee Sharp Gamble)
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (performer: "I Really Love You", "Mashed Potato Time" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1965) ... (performer: "Rock Me in the Cradle of Love", "Do the Bird", "Mashed Potato Time", "Slow Twistin'", "I'm Movin' On" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.24 (1965) ... (performer: "Let the Sun Shine In", "Ride", "Rock Me in the Cradle of Love")
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist (performer: "Slow Twistin'", "Mashed Potato Time")
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Other Works:

Single (#5): "Ride!" (Cameo Records) See more »

Alternate Names:

Dee Dee Sharp

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From 1962-1963 she had 5 Top 10 US Pop hits: "Mashed Potato Time" (#2), "Slow Twistin'" (with Chubby Checker) (#3), "Give Me Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)" (#9), (Gonna Get On My Pony and)" Ride" (#5) and "Do the Bird" (#10).

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