Monday, September 24, 2007

Famous Queens Resident Series, Part XVI

Cyndi Lauper - The neon-haired rock star who sang “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” is from Ozone Park.

Date of Birth
22 June 1953, Ozone Park, Queens, New York, USA

Trade Mark
Known for her Queens, NY accent.
Wild hair that changes colors often.


Met her husband on set of film, Off and Running (1991).
Toured in 1997 with Tina Turner, and 1999 with Cher.
Sang in dance cover bands in the 70s, until she lost her voice in 1977, doctors told her she'd never sing again.
Her mother has appeared in several of her videos.
Son, with Thornton, Declyn Wallace Thornton Lauper, named after singer, Elvis Costello, whose real name is Declan Patrick MacManus. [19 November 1997]

In 1984 awarded a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Little Richard married Cyndi and David.
Patti LaBelle is her son Declyn's godmother and sang "Come What May" at Cyndi's wedding.
Son is bilingual (English and Spanish).
Her voice range is four octaves.
Born at 11 PM EST
Is a huge Marlene Dietrich fan.
Her first band, Blue Angel, was named after the film "Blue Engel (Angel)"
At the beginning of her video for "Time after Time", she is watching the film The Garden of Allah (1936)
She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song We Are the World (1985) (TV).

Her parents are Fred Lauper and Catrine Lauper. Her siblings are Elen and Fred. Sister Elen Lauper ran for the mayorship of Phoenix, and is a member of the Socialist Workers Party, a radical-leftist political group.
Lives in famous Manhattan apartment house on West Side called the Apthorp.
She is of Italian and Swiss origin.

Measurements: 34B-24-34 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Ranked #58 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
She has a beach house in South Carolina.

Known for her outrageous antics, perhaps her wildest yet was appearing at a 1997 Halloween ball to raise money for AMFAR dressed as a belly dancer - when she was nine months pregnant. She drolly vogued it up for the tabloid paparazzi, who eagerly snapped hundreds of photos of her.

Attended the same High school as Rodney Dangerfield and New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto - Richmond Hill, Queens.

Helped produce "Captain Lou's History of Music" on The Wrestling Album in 1985, appearing under the name Mona Flambé. Jesse "The Body" Ventura then referred to her as Mona Flamboyant.

Is good friends with WWF wrestler Lou Albano.

Honored by PFLAGG for her support of Gay families after appearing with her Lesbian sister in a PFLAGG sponsored campaign. [2005]
Her most successful songs are "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (1983, #2 US and UK), "Time After Time" (1984, #1 US, #2 UK), "She Bop" (1984, #3 US), "All Through The Night" (1984, #6 US), "True Colors" (1986, #1 US), "Change of Heart" (1986, #3 US) and "I Drove All Night" (1989, #6 US, #7 UK).

On "Press Your Luck" (1983), there was a Whammy based on her.
Godmother of her son Declyn is Patti LaBelle.

Personal Quotes
"You always have to remember - no matter what you're told - that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway."
"I absolutely refuse to reveal my age. What am I - a car?"
You can laugh when I talk, but not when I sing. People used to throw rocks at me for my they wanna know where I buy them.
On being a feminist: "I'm a bra-burner from way back!"
"I lucked out when I started to sing. I'd already experienced failing at everything else"
"You can't stamp out individuality - there's too many of us."
(about her album 'At Last') It was an idea to do a special project. because people would come see me live and go, 'Gee, I didn't know she could sing.' And I'd be like, 'Yeah, you ever tried to sing 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,' pal?'

Where Are They Now
(July 2002) Touring with Cher, opening for her "Living Proof: Farewell Tour".
(July 2004) Touring Australia and the world on her 'At Last' tour.
(April 2006) Playing "Jenny" in the Roundabout Company's revival of Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" with Alan Cumming, Nellie McKay, Jim Dale and Ana Gasteyer (until June).

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Anonymous said...


georgetheatheist said...

What size boobs does this broad have?

Patrick Henry said...

Measurements: 34B-24-34 1/2

There you go George..

georgetheatheist said...

Maybe Cyndi could appear at a Dennis Gallagher fundraiser. They could sing a duet: "Guys just wanna have fu-un. Guys just wanna have fun."

Anonymous said...

Hey George, you have a real way with words and such depth. Ms. Lauper's boob size is really important. By the way, what's your boob size? You know what would be GREAT, George? If you never refered to Cyndi Lauper as a "broad" again. I believe what you meant to call her was a "woman", right George?