‘It’s My Party’ Singer Dead
7 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Lesley Gore — who exploded on the music scene with “It’s My Party” — has died.
Gore, who followed her 1963 hit with a string of huge songs, including “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “You Don’t Own Me,” and “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,” also composed the sound for the movie, “Fame” in 1980. Gore was nominated for one of the songs, “Out Here on My Own.”
Gore was openly gay and leaves a partner, Lois Sasson.
We’re told she died in a NYC hospital following a battle with cancer.