Biography - A Short Wiki
Pop singer who soared to #1 with her Grammy Award-nominated song “It’s My Party” in 1963.
Her younger brother is Michael Gore, a musician.
How did Lesley Gore die?
Lesley Gore's death was caused by Lung Cancer.
|Cause of death||Lung Cancer|
|Age of death||68 years|
|Birthday||May 2, 1946|
|Death date||February 16, 2015|
|Place of death||NYU Langone Health, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered|
I don’t know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it.Lesley Gore
I have to say that when I first started singing, I didn’t think it was a very noble profession. I worked for people like Robert Kennedy and I thought: ‘Wow, that’s what it’s about. That’s how you change the world.’ And then I watched that disintegrate in front of my eyes, and it was very discouraging.Lesley Gore
When I wake up in the morning, and I go to the piano, and there’s a blank sheet of paper in front of me, by the end of the day, that could be a gold mine. You really do need to wake up and expect that the world is your oyster because it very well may be.Lesley Gore
You know, the interesting thing about having traveled around the country as much as I have, and I think it’s sort of inadvertently what made me come out or at least begin doing things within the community and thinking more about that, was that I get to travel quite a bit.Lesley Gore
Actually, the funny thing is, after all these years, I’ve got all these new songs to learn for the show we’re doing at Joe’s Pub, so it’s kind of fun to get down and rehearse new things, and also rethink some of the older songs, how we’re going to do them.Lesley Gore