Biography

Deborah Harry was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In the 1960s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny and hung out at Max's Kansas City, a famous Warhol-inhabited nightspot. Her professional singing career started in 1968 with a folk band called The Wind in the Willows. She sang backup on their first (and only) album. The band broke up shortly after failing to achieve commercial success or critical acclaim. In 1973, she met Chris Stein, who became her longtime boyfriend. They created Blondie in 1974 after they both were in the Stilletoes, a theatrical "girl group" band. Blondie struggled for a few years, then went on to be one of the most successful bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but the group broke up in 1982.

Harry has released five solo albums, acted in several movies and television series and a few commercials (Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans, Sara Lee, Revlon). She has done many benefit shows in support of AIDS charities, a Broadway show ("Teaneck Tanzi"), poetry readings, and been one of the most notorious characters in the New York downtown scene. As of 1995, she was doing shows in the United States and Europe with the Jazz Passengers and Elvis Costello, filming two new movies (Heavy (1995) with Liv Tyler and Evan Dando and Drop Dead Rock (1996) with Adam Ant) and topping the dance charts with two newly remixed Blondie singles ("Rapture" and "Atomic"). Several Blondie tribute albums have been released and a Blondie remix album titled "Remixed, Remade, Remodeled" came out in 1995. [Source, IMDB]

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Deborah Harry was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. In the 1960s, she worked as a Playboy Bunny and hung out at Max's Kansas City, a famous Warhol-inhabited nightspot. Her professional singing career started in 1968 with a folk band called The Wind in the Willows. She sang backup on their first (and only) album. The band broke up shortly after failing to achieve commercial success or critical acclaim. In 1973, she met Chris Stein, who became her longtime boyfriend. They created Blondie in 1974 after they both were in the Stilletoes, a theatrical "girl group" band. Blondie struggled for a few years, then went on to be one of the most successful bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but the group broke up in 1982.

Harry has released five solo albums, acted in several movies and television series and a few commercials (Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans, Sara Lee, Revlon). She has done many benefit shows in support of AIDS charities, a Broadway show ("Teaneck Tanzi"), poetry readings, and been one of the most notorious characters in the New York downtown scene. As of 1995, she was doing shows in the United States and Europe with the Jazz Passengers and Elvis Costello, filming two new movies (Heavy (1995) with Liv Tyler and Evan Dando and Drop Dead Rock (1996) with Adam Ant) and topping the dance charts with two newly remixed Blondie singles ("Rapture" and "Atomic"). Several Blondie tribute albums have been released and a Blondie remix album titled "Remixed, Remade, Remodeled" came out in 1995. [Source, IMDB]

Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1945-07-01

Place of Birth Miami, Florida, USA

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Also Known As

  • Debbie Harry

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Basquiat: Rage to Riches as Herself (archive footage)
2016 Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures as Herself
2014 Blondie's New York and the Making of Parallel Lines as herself
2014 What Difference Does It Make? as Herself
2014 River of Fundament as Singing Wake Guest
2013 Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film as Herself
2013 Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen as Herself
2013 Blondie Live at the Apollo
2012 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction as Himself
2012 Punk Revolution NYC
2011 Blank City as Herself
2010 H.R. Giger Revealed
2009 RuPaul's Drag Race(1 episode) as Guest Judge
2008 Elegy as Amy O'Hearn
2008 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 as Herself
2007 Anamorph as Neighbor
2007 The Singing Bee(1 episode)
2007 NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
2007 The Dame Edna Treatment(1 episode)
2006 Full Grown Men as Beauty
2006 Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone as Herself
2006 Blondie: One Way or Another as Herself
2005 A Life in Suitcases as Fastidieux
2005 Top of the Pops Reloaded(1 episode)
2004 The Paul O'Grady Show(1 episode)
2003 The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp
2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip as Herself
2003 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story as Fastidieux
2003 My Life Without Me as Ann's Mother
2003 End of the Century: The Story of The Ramones
2003 A Good Night to Die as Madison
2002 Blondie Greatest Video Hits as Deborah Harry
2002 Ramones: We're Outta Here! as Herself
2002 Try Seventeen as Ma Mabley
2002 What the Punk - An MVD Sampler
2002 Spun as Neighbor
2002 V Graham Norton(1 episode)
2002 Deuces Wild as Wendy
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2001 The Fluffer as Marcella
1999 Blondie: Live! as Herself
1998 Will & Grace(1 episode)
1997 Six Ways to Sunday as Kate Odum
1997 Cop Land as Delores
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch(1 episode) as Cassandra
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Herself
1996 Drop Dead Rock as Thor Sturmundrang
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 Heavy as Delores
1995 Wigstock: The Movie
1994 Top of The Pops 2(1 episode)
1993 Body Bags as The Nurse
1991 Intimate Stranger as Cory Wheeler
1990 Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme as Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie as Betty (wraparound story)
1988 Hairspray as Velma Von Tussle
1988 Satisfaction as Tina
1987 Wiseguy(3 episodes)
1987 Forever, Lulu as Lulu
1986 Crime Story(1 episode)
1983 Tales from the Darkside(1 episode)
1983 Videodrome as Nicki Brand
1981 Downtown '81 as Fairy Godmother
1980 Union City as Lillian
1980 Roadie as Herself
1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video as Herself
1978 The Foreigner as Dee Trik
1976 The Blank Generation
1976 Unmade Beds as Blondie
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1973 Don Kirshner's Rock Concert(1 episode)
1972 Musikladen(3 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1900 Dare to be Different as Herself
1900 Eat To The Beat as Herself

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