Lesley Gore, who topped charts in 1963 with ‘It’s My Party,’ dies at 68

February 17, 2015 2:22 AM

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Lesley Gore, who topped charts in 1963 with ‘It’s My Party,’ dies at 68

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

Gore died of lung cancer at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.

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