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Dee Dee Sharp

Dee Dee 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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Sister Act Soundtrack
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 2015 Playing House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Knotty Pine (2015) ... (performer: "Ride!" - uncredited)
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Monster Mash (2012) ... (performer: "Mashed Potato Time")
 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)
 1998 7th Heaven (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way (1998) ... (performer: "Mashed Potato Time" - uncredited)
 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")
 1988 Hairspray (performer: "Mashed Potato Time", "Gravy" - as Dee Dee Sharp)
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan (performer: "Mashed Potato Time")
 1983 Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Mashed Potato Time" (as "Mashed Potatoes"))
 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)
 1962 Don't Knock the Twist (performer: "Slow Twistin'", "Mashed Potato Time")
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Other Works:

Single (#9): "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)" (Cameo Records) See more »

Alternate Names:

Dee Dee Sharp Gamble | DeeDee 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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