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Jackie DeShannon

The extremely talented, prolific and versatile Jackie DeShannon was one of the first successful female singer/songwriters to hit the rock and pop music scene back in the '60s. DeShannon has done music in such diverse genres as folk, orchestral pop, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll. Jackie was born Sharon Lee Myers on August 21, 1941, in Hazel, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Forrest Gump Soundtrack
Scrooged Soundtrack
Drugstore Cowboy Soundtrack


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 1972 The Catcher (TV Movie)
Amy Lee Cade
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mag Connor
- A King's Ransom (1970) ... Mag Connor
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Torrey Elder
- The Night of the Janus (1969) ... Torrey Elder (as Jackie de Shannon)
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
- Love-In at Ground Zero (1969) ... Leora (as Jackie De Shannon)
 1967 C'mon, Let's Live a Little
Judy Grant
 1967 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Peggy Snell
- Both Your Houses (1967) ... Peggy Snell
 1966 Intimacy
Carrie Lane
 1965 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Mary Ann Summers
- Don't Bug the Mosquitoes (1965) ... Mary Ann Summers (singing voice, uncredited)
 1964 Surf Party
Junior Griffith
 1963 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
- Episode #1.29 (1963) ... Guest Vocalist
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Show Show Self (46 credits)
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Other Works:

CD: "The Very Best of Jackie DeShannon" (Columbia) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jackie De Shannon | Jackie & Randy | Jackie de Shannon


Randy Edelman  (1 child) | See more »

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I was brought up with all kinds of music and it was natural for me to do anything I wanted. It's hard to believe that people would categorize you into one thing. I wanted to be an artist, just like Georgia O'Keeffe, and to be accepted for what I did. But being one of the first female singer / songwriters was a brand-new thing and people didn't know exactly what to make of it. If I came out with a ... See more »


The Byrds recorded Jackie's song "Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe" for their debut album "Mr. Tambourine Man". See more »


Sexy, throaty voice

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