Death of Lesley Gore

May 2, 1946 - February 16, 2015
New York, New York | Age 68

'It's My Party' singer-songwriter dies at 68
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By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

Gore, a nonsmoker, died of lung cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.

"She was a wonderful human...

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