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5 facts you may have not known about gorgeous Lesley Gore

Lesley Sue Gore was an American pop-musician, a shining star for millions of fans all over the world. We provided some interesting facts from her biography to get acquainted with. A couple of her fascinating songs are attached. Check it out!




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billyboy915
Such a cursory report on a major recording star of the early to mid 60s! Besides the mention of songs such as, "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" and "You Don't Own Me", who can forget the sequel to "It's My Party", the Gold Record recording of "Judy's Turn To Cry" or her other hits such as: "Look of Love" "Maybe I Know" "That's the Way Boys Are" "California Nights" and "She's a Fool"? Lesley Gore wrote a string of chart-topping hits over her five decades long career, but the "You Don't Own Me" singer turns out to have lived a much less glamorous life than many might have imagined for her. Despite having recorded 13 studio albums, 6 compilation albums, and 37 singles, the songwriter, who died in February of 2015, at the age of 68, left behind a meager $50K estate. According to documents obtained by Page Six, she willed her estate to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson. The musician died of lung cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, despite being a nonsmoker. Gore's will, from 2012, states that if her partner were to die before her, the secondary recipient should be her brother Michael Gore, who co-wrote their Oscar nominated song "Out Here On My Own" for the 1980 film "Fame".
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Sep 26, 2017 12:36AM
Keith Minnix
Her brother Michael is a songwriter. She collaborated with him on the film "Fame." They wrote "Out Here On My own" together, sang by Irene Cara in the film an released as as a single.
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Mar 18, 2020 9:24PM
Don Agey
Great voice! The first tidbit of knowledge; later her parents returned their surname which they had been using...what? was it rented, or what?
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Oct 14, 2019 5:23PM
Carol Ragsdale
So much I didn’t know! Great singer, always loved her music
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Jul 23, 2019 8:45PM
Lynda Jenkinson.
Memories from the 1960s.
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Apr 17, 2019 5:06PM
hector tubens
My favorite song of hers is "You Don't Own Me"
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Apr 1, 2019 2:41PM
Shelia Goolsby
Love listening to her
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Feb 13, 2019 6:54AM
filmnut
I Liked Leslie a lot. It's My Party was a really great song and I remember singing along with her in the car.
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Oct 30, 2018 10:28PM
Clair Fahey
The good ol' days
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Aug 17, 2018 5:15PM
Shirley Byrne
I have always loved hearing her songs and I still do.
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May 28, 2018 7:52PM
RainingStars
Lesley was born "Lesley Sue Goldstein", not "Lesley Gore Goldstein". Make sure you have the correct information, on someone, before you post, about them. Other than that, Lesley Gore was a great singer. My late, older sister had a few of her 45's, and she would play them, on her "Stereo Record Player," all the time. That's how I knew who Lesley Gore was. My favourite song, by her, is probably, "You Don't Own Me"!
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Apr 16, 2018 6:56AM
Sheila Mattila
Such a great singer
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Apr 3, 2018 6:17PM
Michael Garmaise
The part about her parents and their original name sounds garbled.
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Mar 23, 2018 6:12PM
Judy Keller
Love her!
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Mar 20, 2018 8:34PM
Mary Tal
I enjoyed it very much it was so interesting
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Dec 9, 2017 8:50PM
Bruce Alea
I absolutely LOVE Lesley Gore! Her songs just bring you "up" when you are feeling a little down. I remember listening to her songs when I was young. She is fantastic.
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Nov 13, 2017 12:18PM

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