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Ellen Foley (born 1951, St. Louis, Missouri) is an American singer and actress whose range of talent and experience has spanned edgy rock, mainstream pop, standard Broadway, sitcom television, and Hollywood. She has released three albums on her own, but she is best known for her collaborative work with Meat Loaf. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... ... Meat Loaf is stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947)). He is an American rock singer and actor of stage and screen. ...


Rock star

Her debut album from 1979, Nightout is the most memorable, evoking the classic girl group sound of the 1960s, notably Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. The record was produced by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson. Her two other solo albums were titled "Spirit of St. Louis" and "Another Breath". The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. ... Wall of Sound is a phrase used to describe the effect created by the music production techniques of record producer Phil Spector. ... Ian Hunter (born Ian Hunter Patterson on June 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England) was the lead singer of the band Mott the Hoople from 1969 until the band broke up in 1974. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Her first big break was singing the duet with Meat Loaf on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" from the 1977 album Bat Out of Hell. [1] Meat Loaf is stage name of Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on September 27, 1947)). He is an American rock singer and actor of stage and screen. ... Paradise By the Dashboard Light is the second hit single by the American musician Meat Loaf, after Two Out Of Three Aint Bad. It is a track off his 1977 album Bat Out of Hell, which was entirely written and composed by Jim Steinman. ... This article describes the album by Meat Loaf. ...


She can be heard on The Clash album Sandinista! in the song "Hitsville UK". All four members of The Clash appeared on her 1981 album The Spirit of St. Louis and Mick Jones and Joe Strummer co-wrote a number of songs for the album. The Clash's hit song "Should I Stay or Should I Go"—written and sung by Mick Jones—from the Combat Rock album was about the turbulent relationship he shared with Foley at the time. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sandinista! is the fourth album by the punk rock band The Clash. ... The 13th single released by The Clash. ... Mick Jones on stage with The Clash Michael Geoffrey Jones (born June 26, 1955) is an English guitarist and singer best known for his work as lead guitarist with The Clash. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002) better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash, The Mescaleros and (temporarily) The Pogues. ... Should I Stay or Should I Go is a song by The Clash, released as a 7 single and featured on their album Combat Rock. ... Combat Rock is a 1982 album released by The Clash. ...


Foley also recorded a memorable duet in 1980 with Ian Hunter, We Gotta Get Outta This Place. She later sang on Joe Jackson's 1984 album Body and Soul. Ian Hunter (born Ian Hunter Patterson on June 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England) was the lead singer of the band Mott the Hoople from 1969 until the band broke up in 1974. ... Joe Jackson (born August 11, 1954 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, as David Ian Jackson) is an English musician and singer/songwriter probably best-known for the 1979 hit song Is She Really Going Out With Him?, which still gets extensive FM radio airplay, and for his 1982 hit, Steppin... Body & Soul (1984) is an album by Joe Jackson. ...


Ellen Foley was also featured in a band called Pandora's Box, formed by Jim Steinman in 1989. Audio sample: Listen to a sample of Its All Coming Back to Me Now ( file info) — Problems playing the files? See media help. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York, New York) is an American rock and musical theater composer. ...


Ellen Foley is married to the writer Doug Bernstein. The couple lives in Manhattan with their two sons, Timothy and Henry.


Broadway, film and television

Foley lives in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and continues an active career in music and has appeared on Broadway in such shows as Me and My Girl and the revival of Hair and off-Broadway in Beehive. She originated the role of The Witch in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego but was replaced by Bernadette Peters before the play reached New York. She eventually reprised the role by appearing on Broadway herself. Me and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay. ... Hair, subtitled The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, is a musical about hippies and was a significant part of the drug, music and peace-love culture of the 1960s. ... The term Beehive can refer to several different things: Beehive (beekeeping) is a human-provided structure in which bees are induced to live and raise their young. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... The Old Globe Theatre, located in San Diego, California, produces about 15 plays and musicals annually, including Shakespeare, in summer and winter seasons. ... Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American Tony Award-winning actress and singer. ...


Her best known television acting role is the role of Billie Young on Night Court for one season, after which she was replaced by Markie Post. She had small but memorable parts in Miloš Forman's 1979 film adaptation of the stage musical Hair, as well as the films Cocktail, Fatal Attraction and Married to the Mob. Night Court was an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992. ... Marjorie Armstrong Post (born on November 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California) is an actress, best known for her 1985–1992 role as Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court. ... Jan Tomáš Forman (born February 18, 1932), better known as MiloÅ¡ Forman, is a film director, actor, screenwriter and professor. ... Hair is a 1979 film based on the musical of the same name. ... Cocktail movie poster Cocktail was a hit movie released by Touchstone Pictures in 1988. ... Fatal Attraction is a 1987 thriller about a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and who becomes obsessed with him. ... Married to the Mob is a 1988 comedy film. ...

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Ellen Foley was also featured in a band called Pandora's Box, formed by Jim Steinman in 1989.
Ellen Foley is married to the writer Doug Bernstein.
Foley lives in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and continues an active career in music and has appeared on Broadway in such shows as Me and My Girl and the revival of Hair and off-Broadway in Beehive.
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