Deborah Harry's Interesting Facts

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1 Featured as a (2010) Mattel Barbie Doll in the Ladies of the '80s Pink Label Collection [#R4461] along with Cyndi Lauper and Joan Jett. [July 2009]
2 She performed with Cyndi Lauper and Erasure in the first annual "True Colors" tour, which supports the GLBT community and advocates for the basic values and freedoms that should be shared by all Americans. She performed as a solo artist to promote her CD "Necessary Evil". [June 2007]
3 After touring with her band Blondie for a whole year, she performed a benefit concert for cancer in memory of The Ramones. She performed with Shirley Manson of Garbage and also her band Blondie. [October 2004]
4 She appeared as a diva on VH1 Divas 2004 (2004). [April 2004]
5 Currently lives in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, New York City at The London Terrace Gardens Apartments.
6 Worked in New York City's very first Head Shop, a shop specializing in drug paraphernalia used for consumption of cannabis and other recreational drugs.
7 Has stated that if she had the choice of any actress to play her in a film, she would choose Michelle Pfeiffer. Not surprisingly, Michelle stated in an interview that when she was in her twenties, strangers would come up to her thinking she was Debbie Harry.
8 Was the original choice for Pris in Blade Runner (1982) before Daryl Hannah was cast.
9 Ranked #18 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
10 Was up for the female lead roles in the movies Raging Bull (1980) and TRON (1982).
11 Was good friends with Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of punk rock musician Sid Vicious.
12 Blondie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006 and the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on May 22, 2006.
13 She and Blondie are credited, due to the rapped section of the song "Rapture" (which, among other things, name-drops Fab 5 Freddy) and its graffiti-filled video, with helping to popularize hip hop music, especially among white audiences.
14 Dyed her hair red for her role as James Woods's masochistic girlfriend in David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1983).
15 Has starred in the Broadway play "Teaneck Tanzi" with Andy Kaufman. She played a female wrestler and Kaufman played the referee. The play was her Broadway debut and closed after opening day.
16 "Eat to the Beat", released in 1979, is an early video collection by Blondie. The late supermodel Gia Carangi appears in the eighth video "Atomic".
17 Ranked #12 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
18 Has admitted to getting a face lift.
19 In 1981, "Harper's Bazaar" named her to their 10 Most Beautiful Women in America list.
20 Blondie's video for their hit song "Rapture" featured a cameo appearance New York artist/Andy Warhol disciple Jean Michel Basquiat, whose life was portrayed in the film Basquiat (1996).
21 Lead singer and songwriter for the punk rock/New Wave group Blondie.
22 Name of her band was originally called Angel and the Snake, but she changed the name to Blondie after the countless catcalls from truck drivers who would yell out the window at her when she was walking down the street, "Hey! Blondie!".
23 Her band Blondie was formed in 1974 and broke up in 1982.
24 Her band Blondie reunited in 1997 and released their first album since their 1982 breakup.
25 Was a former beautician, barmaid and Playboy Bunny.
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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