Lesley Gore
Class of 1964 - Honored 2004
Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 1968
Career Highlights
First release, It’s My Party (1963)
#1 Song: Billboard, Cash Box, Record World and Variety
Gold record for over 1 million copies sold
Grammy Nomination, Best Rock and Roll Record (1964)

Best Female Vocalist (1964)
Cash Box
Record World
Music Business
16 Magazine

10 Top-20 charted hits, including (1963-1967)
You Don’t Own Me
Judy’s Turn to Cry
Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
Maybe I Know
California Nights

Guest appearances on television programs, including The Ed Sullivan Show, The Mike Douglas Show, American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show, Hullabaloo, Shindig, Batman, The Tonight Show, and Donna Reed

Record Love Me By Name and Someplace Else Now (1972-76)
Featuring all self-written material

Original songs recorded by Quincy Jones, Bernadette Peters, Dusty Springfield, Patti Austin, Helen Reddy, Betty Everett, and Irene Cara, among others

Composed Out Here on My Own and Hot Lunch Jam for the movie Fame (1980)
Oscar Nomination for Best Song, Out Here on My Own, with Michael Gore
Hot Lunch Jam #1 Dance Song for Irene Cara in Billboard

Composed other original songs for TV (All My Children), movies (Fame, Superstar, and Grace of My Heart) and Broadway (The Life)
Hits featured in movies, including
First Wives Club and Mermaids

Starred on Broadway in Smokey Joe’s Café (1999)

A&E Biography It’s Her Party (2001)