Lesley Gore, Singer of 'It's My Party,' Dies at 68 - Death, Tributes, It's My Party

February 16, 2015 8:45 PM

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Lesley Gore, a pop singer who first entered the AM airwaves and the American consciousness in 1963, died of cancer Monday morning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, PEOPLE has confirmed. She was 68.

At 17, the Brooklyn-born, Tenafly, New Jersey-raised former Lesley Sue Goldstein wailed in a hit single produced by Quincy Jones that "It's My Party" and she would cry if she wanted, whining of a rival, "She's a Fool," and declaiming, "You Don't Own Me."

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