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Born: July 1, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA Profession: Music ...
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Raised in Patterson and Hawthorne, New Jersey
1965:
Moved to NYC
1968:
Began career as a back-up singer with a folk rock group, the Wind in the Willows
1974:
Formed the band Blondie with Chris Stein
1976:
Released debut album, <i>Blondie</i>
1978:
Feature acting debut, "The Foreigner"
1978:
Released the album, <i>Parallel Lines</i> that included the smash hit single "Heart of Glass"
1980:
First film song credit, "One Way or Another" from the film "Little Darlings"
1980:
Sang the single "Call Me" from the film "American Gigolo"; garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Original Song
1981:
Began her solo career with the album <i>Koo Koo</i>
1981:
Provided songs for John Waters' cult hit, "Polyester"
1982:
The band called it quits and announced their split
1983:
Appeared with Andy Kaufman in the short-lived Broadway play "Teaneck Tanzi"
1983:
Made her major motion picture debut in the David Cronenberg film "Videodrome"
1986:
Released her second solo album <i>Rockbird</i>
1986:
Played the title character in "Forever, Lulu"
1988:
Played the villainous Velma Von Tussle in John Waters' "Hairspray"
1989:
Had a recurring role on CBS' "Wiseguy"
1991:
Made TV-movie debut in Showtime's "Intimate Stranger"
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Teamed up with NYC avant-garde jazz ensemble The Jazz Passengers; permanent member between 1994-1998
1995:
Offered a dramatic turn in James Mangold's "Heavy"
1998:
Resumed duties as lead vocalist of Blondie; the following year released <i>No Exit</i> with the single "Maria"
2003:
Released Blondie's eighth studio album, <i>The Curse of Blondie</i>
2005:
Played the lead in Henry S. Miller's short film "I Remember You Now"
2006:
Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2007:
Joined Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour for the Human Rights Campaign
2007:
Re-teamed with director Henry S. Miller for the psychological thriller "Anamorph"
2008:
Featured in David Munro's feature film "Full Grown Men"

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