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Debby Boone

Debby Boone.
Background information
Birth name Deborah Ann Boone
Born September 22, 1956 (1956-09-22) (age 50)
Origin Flag of the United States Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Genre(s) Pop, Country, Christian
Occupation(s) singer, theater actress
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1977–Present
Label(s) Concord Records
Associated
acts
Pat Boone
Website Debby Boone Official Website

Debby Boone (born Deborah Ann Boone, on September 22, 1956) is an American singer and theater actress. She is best known for her 1977 hit "You Light Up My Life", which spent 10 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and won her a Grammy award the following year for Best New Artist. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Bergen County. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... You Light Up My Life was a song written by Joseph Brooks and performed by Kasey Cisyk. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ...


In the 80s, her career shifted in different directions, initially starting in Country music, and then switching over into Christian music, where she became quite popular throughout much of the decade. She is also the daughter of 1950s Pop music icon Pat Boone. Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s - 130s 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 Note: Sometimes 80s is used as shorthand for the 1980s, the 1880s, or other such decades in different centuries. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ...

Contents

Biography

Beginnings

Debby Boone was born September 22, 1956 in Hackensack, New Jersey, the daughter of singer and 1950s icon Pat Boone and Shirley Lee Foley Boone (daughter of country music star Red Foley). When Boone was 14 years old, she began touring with her parents and three sisters - Cherry, Lindy and Laury. The sisters recorded as the Boones. Although they primarily recorded gospel music, they twice reached Billboard's AC charts with "When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes" (No. 25) and "Hasta Manana" (No. 32) which featured Debby as lead vocalist. Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Bergen County. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Charles Eugene Patrick Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. ... Clyde Julian Red Foley ( June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968) was a country music singer. ...


You Light Up My Life

Boone released her first solo effort, You Light Up My Life, in 1977. The song became the biggest hit of the 1970's on the Billboard Hot 100 spending 10 weeks at the No. 1 - longer than any of her father's No. 1 Billboard hits. At the time, only Elvis Presley's double-sided Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog spent more weeks (11) atop Billboard's Hot 100. The song earned her a Grammy award for Best New Artist and an American Music Award for Favorite Pop Single. She also received Grammy nominations for Best Pop Female and Record of the Year. You Light Up My Life also reached No. 1 Adult Contemporary (one week) and No. 4 Country. The single and the album (No. 6 Pop, No. 6 Country) of the same name were both certified platinum. Boone's overnight success led to a tour with her father and frequent television appearances. You Light Up My Life was a song written by Joseph Brooks and performed by Kasey Cisyk. ... You Light Up My Life was a song written by Joseph Brooks and performed by Kasey Cisyk. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... You Light Up My Life was a song written by Joseph Brooks and performed by Kasey Cisyk. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


The song, written and produced by Joe Brooks, was from the film of the same name. Brooks earned Song of the Year awards at both the 1978 Grammys and Oscars for writing the song. Boone's version, contrary to popular belief, was not used in the movie or featured on its soundtrack. The song was lip-synched in the film by its star, Didi Conn, performing to vocals recorded by Kasey Cisyk. Although written as a love song, Boone admitted it was instead God who "lit up her life." Didi Conn (b. ... Kvitka Cisyk (in Ukrainian Квітка Цісик, b. ...


Boone was unable to maintain her success in Pop music after You Light Up My Life. Her follow-up single, California (also written and produced by Joe Brooks), stumbled peaking at No. 50 Pop and No. 20 AC. California was included on Boone's second album, Midstream, which faltered at No. 147 Pop. Her next single, the double-sided God Knows/Baby I'm Yours, performed even worse peaking at No. 74 Pop becoming her last entry on the Hot 100. However, the single returned Boone to the Country (No. 22) and AC (No. 14) charts. Boone then released another movie theme, When You're Loved, from The Magic of Lassie. Like You Light Up My Life, the song was nominated for an Academy Award for its composers, the Sherman Brothers. But, it failed to replicate the chart success of her first single only reaching No. 48 AC. Boone's wholesome persona was in contrast to the image-conscious Pop music industry leading her in different musical directions. You Light Up My Life was a song written by Joseph Brooks and performed by Kasey Cisyk. ... The Magic of Lassie was produced by The Wrather Corporation in 1978. ... You Light Up My Life was a song written by Joseph Brooks and performed by Kasey Cisyk. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman at the London Palladium in 2002 during the premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stage Musical. ...


Country Music

With the crossover success of You Light Up My Life and God Knows/Baby, I'm Yours, Boone began to focus on Country music. (Her father, Pat, and maternal grandfather, Red Foley, had also recorded in that genre.) Her first country single, 1978's In Memory Of Your Love, fizzled at No. 61. But, she then hit No. 11 in 1979 with a remake of Connie Francis' My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own. Boone amassed three more Top 50 country singles that year - two more Connie Francis remakes (the No. 25 Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart and the No. 48 Everybody's Somebody's Fool) and a remake of the Happenings' See You In September (No. 41 Country, No. 45 AC). Boone included the Francis remakes, but not See You In September, on her 1979 eponymous album which failed to chart. You Light Up My Life is a 1977 drama/romance motion picture directed and written by Joseph Brooks. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Clyde Julian Red Foley ( June 17, 1910 - September 19, 1968) was a country music singer. ... August 2007 Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. // Born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in the Italian Down Neck or... August 2007 Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. // Born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in the Italian Down Neck or...


Her next album, 1980's Love Has No Reason (No. 17 Country), was produced by Larry Butler who guided much of Kenny Rogers' music during this period. It resulted in the No. 1 Country and No. 31 AC hit, Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me Again. Two weeks before Road ascended to No. 1, Boone was part of a historic Top 5 on the Billboard Country chart. For the week ending April 19, 1980, the Top 5 positions were all held by women: Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ...

  1. Crystal Gayle (It's Like We Never Said Goodbye)
  2. Dottie West (A Lesson In Leavin')
  3. Debby Boone (Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me Again)
  4. Emmylou Harris (Beneath Still Waters)
  5. Tammy Wynette (Two Story House with George Jones)

The album generated two more Country singles, the No. 14 Free To Be Lonely Again and the No. 44 Take It Like A Woman. The latter charted simultaneously with her father's Colorado Country Morning (No. 60). Butler also produced Boone's next album, 1981's Savin' It Up (No. 49 Country), which yielded two more country singles, the No. 23 Perfect Fool (also No. 37 AC) and the No. 46 It'll Be Him. Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer, and is the sister of legendary country singer Loretta Lynn and distant cousin of singer Patty Loveless. ... Dottie West (born Dorothy Marie Marsh October 11, 1932 – September 4, 1991) was an American Country music singer. ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was a country singer and songwriter. ... George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931), is an American country music artist known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ...


Broadway Bound

Boone wrote her autobiography, Debby Boone So Far, in 1981 and spent a year touring the United States with the stage adaptation of the film Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. The play was a success nationwide before reaching Broadway in July 1982. The Broadway reviews were lackluster, but a scathing review by the New York Times led the show to close after just five performances. The day after the show's closing, several of the the show's stars and theater-goers protested the closing outside the New York Times building hoping for a retraction of its review and the re-opening of the show. But, despite the enthusiastic reception of the show from Broadway theater-goers, the producers believed that the show could not overcome its reviews and the show remained closed.


Boone continued her theater work appearing periodically in stage productions nationwide including lead roles in Camelot, Meet Me In St. Louis, Mississippi Love, South Pacific, The Human Comedy and The King And I. Boone returned twice to the New York stage. Her 1990 performance as Maria in The Sound Of Music at Lincoln Center garnered her a Drama Desk nomination. In 1996, Boone played against her image as Rizzo in the 1990's revival of Grease. Look up grease in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Boone occasionally acted on television as well. Her first foray into television was a 1978 musical adaptation of O'Henry's The Gift Of The Magi co-starring John Rubinstein. Boone headlined two of her own NBC television music specials - The Same Old Brand New Me (1980) and One Step Closer (1982). She stunned many in 1984 by portraying Clarissa Hope, a former call girl turned Christian singer, in the television movie, Sins Of The Past. The film, co-starring Anthony Geary, Barbara Carrera and Kim Cattrall, was a Top 10 Nielsen hit. Boone also made guest appearances on several television shows including Step By Step and Baywatch Nights and was featured in the television films Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story and Treehouse Hostage. John Rubinstein (born 8 December 1946) is an American film and television actor. ... Anthony Geary (born May 29, 1947 in Coalville, Utah) is an American actor. ... Barbara Carrera on the February, 1972 cover of Playboy Barbara Carrera (born 31 December 1951) is a film and TV actress. ... Infobox actor | name = Kim Cattrall | image = | imagesize = | caption = | birthname = Kim Victoria Cattrall | birthdate = August 21, 1956 ) (age 50) | location = Widnes, Lancashire, England | notable role = Emmy in Mannequin Lieutenant Valeris in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Samantha Jones in Sex and the City | goldenglobeawards = Best Supporting Actress - Miniseries 2003 Sex... Nielsen, a surname originally meaning son of Niels (cf. ...


Faith and family

After Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Boone followed her heart and turned her musical career to Christian music winning two GMA Dove Awards and two more Grammys. Boone first recorded in this genre in 1980 with the Grammy winning With My Song ... I Will Praise Him. Subsequent Christian albums included Surrender (1983), Choose Life (1985), Friends For Life (1987) and Be Thou My Vision (1989). In 1989, Boone released her Christmas album, Home For Christmas, which boasted a duet with her mother-in-law, Rosemary Clooney, on Clooney's signature White Christmas. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (shortened to GMA Dove Awards), known as the GMA Music Awards in 2006 and a few years before but better known even then as the Dove Awards, were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Boone's career was always secondary as she devoted herself first to raising her four children: son Jordan (b. 1980), twin daughters Gabrielle and Dustin (b. 1983), and daughter Tessa (b. 1986). Boone married her husband, Gabriel Ferrer (son of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney and cousin of George Clooney), in 1979. The couple collaborated on several children's books. Boone wrote Bedtime Hugs For Little Ones (1988), Tomorrow Is A Brand New Day (1989), Snow Angel (1991), Welcome To This World (1996), Nightlights (1997) and Counting Blessings (1998) which were all illustrated by her husband. Boone and her children appeared frequently on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine as they grew. Boone also released two children's videos, Debby Boone's Hug-a-Long Songs: Volumes 1 and 2. José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known as José Ferrer (January 8, 1912-January 26, 1992), was an actor and director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first five seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star... A cover of Good Housekeeping from 1908. ...


Once her children were grown, Boone revived her recording career in 2005 with the release of Reflections Of Rosemary. The CD was a fond tribute to her mother-in-law, Rosemary Clooney, featuring songs performed by Clooney as well as other songs not associated with Clooney which Boone felt showed Clooney as the person she and her family knew and loved. Boone toured extensively for the album including several nights at New York's famed cabaret, Feinstein's, where Clooney often performed. Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ...


Discography

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
U.S. Country U.S. Hot 100 U.S. A.C.
1977 "You Light Up My Life" 4 1 (10 weeks) 1 (1 week) You Light Up My Life
1978 "California" - 50 20 Midstream
1978 "God Knows/Baby, I'm Yours" 22/33 74/Flip 14/18 Midstream/You Light Up My Life
1978 "When You're Loved" - - 48 Midstream
1978 "In Memory of Your Love" 61 - - Single only
1979 "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own" 11 - - Debby Boone
1979 "Breakin' In A Brand New Borken Heart" 25 - - Debby Boone
1979 "See You In September" 41 - 45 Single only
1979 "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" 48 - - Single only, later released on The Best Of Debby Boone (1986)
1980 "Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me Again" 1 (1 week) - 31 Love Has No Reason
1980 "Free To Be Lonely Again" 14 - - Love Has No Reason
1980 "Take It Like A Woman" 44 - - Love Has No Reason
1981 "Perfect Fool" 23 - 37 Savin' It Up
1985 "Choose Life" - - - Choose Life

Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... You Light Up My Life was a song written by Joseph Brooks and performed by Kasey Cisyk. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...

Albums

Year Album Chart Positions
Country Billboard 200/Pop Inspirational/Contemporary Christian
1977 "You Light Up My Life" 6 6 -
1978 "Midstream" - 147 -
1979 "Debby Boone" - - -
1980 "Love Has No Reason" 17 - -
1980 "With My Song ... I Will Praise Him" - - 9
1981 "Savin' It Up" 49 - -
1983 "Surrender" - - 7
1985 "Choose Life" - - 7
1986 "The Best Of Debby Boone" - - -
1987 "Friends For Life" - - 4
1989 "Reflections" - - 33
1989 "Be Thou My Vision" - - 23
1989 "Home For Christmas" - - -
2000 "Greatest Hymns" (Reissue of "Be Thou My Vision") - - -
2001 "You Light Up My Life: Greatest Inspirational Songs" - - -
2005 "Reflections Of Rosemary" - - -

For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Grammys

Wins:

  • 1977 - Best New Artist
  • 1980 - Best Inspirational Performance (With My Song ... I Will Praise Him)
  • 1983 - Best Gospel Performance - Duo/Group (Keep The Flame Burning with Phil Driscoll)

Nominations: Phil Driscoll is a Contemporary Christian Music jazz artist who plays trumpet. ...

  • 1977 - Record Of The Year (You Light Up My Life)
  • 1977 - Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female (You Light Up My Life)
  • 1984 - Best Gospel Performance - Female (Surrender)
  • 1985 - Best Gospel Performance - Female (Choose Life)
  • 1987 - Best Gospel Performance - Female (The Name Above All Names)
  • 1989 - Best Gospel Performance - Female (Be Thou My Vision)

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NAME Boone, Debby
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American singer
DATE OF BIRTH September 22, 1956
PLACE OF BIRTH Hackensack, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Debby Boone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, she is the daughter of a famous singer, 1950s icon Pat Boone, and later added to her musical relations by marrying Gabriel Ferrer, brother of actor Miguel Ferrer and son of Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer.
When asked who "lit up her life," Debby said she was singing about God, but the popularity of her first hit grew to be an annoyance.
In 2005 Boone released a new album on the Concord label, "Reflections of Rosemary." The CD is a tribute to her late mother-in-law.
Debby Boone | Bio (749 words)
Debby Boone's first Concord Records release, Reflections of Rosemary, is an intimate musical portrait of her mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney.
Boone movingly details why she included each song on the CD, from Clooney's respect for Frank Sinatra ("In The Wee Small House of the Morning"), to a song the family agreed expressed their feelings for Rosemary and her home, fondly referred to as "The Roxbury House" (Randy Newman's haunting and deceptively simple "I'll Be Home").
Boone tips her hat to fate when she performs "It Might As Well Be Spring," a song from the movie "State Fair." The screen version of the musical starred her father, Pat Boone, and was directed by her future father-in-law, Jose Ferrer.
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