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Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
New York, New York, United States
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Singer; songwriter; actor
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Cyndi Lauper Fast Facts:
After she lost her voice in the late 1970s, doctors informed her she would never sing again, but with help of voice coach Katherine Agresta, she was able to resume her singing career.
Has a four-octave range.
Worked as a housekeeper, kennel worker and waitress before she hit it big.
Was the first female artist to score four Top Five singles from her debut album (1983's
She's So Unusual
Sang the theme song (credited as Ellen Shaw) to
Bring Ya to the Brink
CD yielded two singles that topped Billboard's dance music/club play charts.
That same year she was active in efforts to push for the election of Barack Obama for U.S. president.
Played a psychic on
Mattel released a Barbie doll of Lauper in 2010.
CD, which featured covers of songs by the likes of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, topped Billboard's blues charts.
Cyndi Lauper Relationships:
Fred Lauper - Father
Elen Lauper - Sister
Fred Lauper - Brother
David Wolff - Ex-significant Other
Catrine Dominique - Mother
David Thornton - Husband
Declyn Thornton - Son
Cyndi Lauper Awards:
1984 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2013 Grammy: Best Musical Theater Album - Winner
2013 Tony: Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - Winner
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