In honour of Lesbian Day of Visibility recently, we wanted to look at a woman whose music is incredibly well-known, but whose queerness is often erased. Lesley Gore was a vibrant and proud Jewish lesbian. Unlike many of the people we write about, she was fortunate enough to have the language to talk about her identity—and did.
It was one of the more ambitious items on my maiden to-do list of As open as she had been about her sexuality in decade-old interviews, few journalists had lately bothered to ask her more about her life as a gay woman. LGIFC is one of those romantic setups — members receive autographed 8x10s and membership cards by post.
Lesley Gore : Yes. New York is where I live. AE: Do you live alone—besides with your dog [which appears in a photo with her on the In the Life website]?
Lesley Gore's first and most popular hit, 's "It's My Party," remains her calling card today. Her voice became the quintessential sound for youthful longing, and she recorded several other hits throughout the s, including "Look of Love," "Maybe I Know" and "You Don't Own Me. Gore died of lung cancer on February 16, Gore grew up in nearby Tenafly, New Jersey.
Throughout the s, Gore had a string of pop hits, all while attending high school and college. Legendary music producer Quincy Jones discovered her when she was a junior in high school. Seven days later, Gore was driving to high school and heard her song on the radio.
Lesley Gore, who was a teenager in the s when she recorded hit songs about heartbreak and resilience that went on to become feminist touchstones, died on Monday in Manhattan. She was Lois Sasson, her partner of 33 years, said Ms.
By Shyam Dodge for MailOnline. 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.
Lesley Sue Goldstein May 2, — February 16,known professionally as Lesley Gorewas an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. Gore also worked as an actress and composed songs with her brother, Michael Gorefor the film Famefor which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Her father was the owner of Peter Pan, a children's swimwear and underwear manufacturer,  and later became a leading brand licensing agent in the apparel industry. When she recorded her version of " It's My Party " with Quincy Jones inshe was a junior in high school.
Friday 13 September Music news feed. By Alice VincentEntertainment Writer. She died on Monday in Manhattan, aged 68, from lung cancer.
By Julia Marsh. Her attorney confirmed the five-figure sum was all Gore had in her name when she died of lung cancer at age 68 in February. The will provided that if Sasson predeceased her, the funds would go to her brother, composer Michael Gore. Roth says Gore never married or had any children who could claim an inheritance.