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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJudy Harriet Spiegelman

Mini Bio (1)

Born Judy Harriet Spiegelman in Los Angeles. Her parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, who arrived in America before World War II. She studied classical piano and voice and had a recital at Carnegie Hall. She participated in sports, including tennis, riding and swimming. She then became a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1955.

The next year she was dropped from the lineup but did a few movies. She sang "Hard Rock Candy Baby" with Judy Tyler in the movie Bop Girl Goes Calypso. In 1958 she released two 45 rpm singles, "Tall Paul/'Nuff Said", and "La Paloma/Espana" on the Surf label. (Annette had hit with "Tall Paul" though). In 1959 she recorded "Just A Guy To Love Me/I Cried For The Last Time", also on Surf.

Also that year she sang "The Night Rock 'n' Roll Died" in the Bing Crosby and Debbie Reynolds movie, Say One For Me. Later that year, she co-wrote "I Promise You" with Bruce Johnston (who later joined the Beach Boys) featured in the Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow. The next year she recorded "Goliath (Big Man)/The Music of Love" and "Buffalo Bop/Restless Doll" for American International Records in 1960. She also released "Waiting for Joe/She's Got Everything" and "Road to Nowhere/Don't" on Columbia.

In 1964 she married Tony Richman and had two daughters.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: sandlot3

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