Status: Recording artist, songwriter, actress, author.First memory of music: Singing in church choir, mimicking people on televeision. I was 5 or 6.
Music inspirations: Peggy Lee, Beverly Kenny, Ella Fitzgerald – my dad was a jazz musician, so that was the music he played in our home.
Last book read: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
First job: Singing with a group, Those Four, in coffeehouses around Miami Beach.
First Famous Musician Or Singer You Met: When my career first started, I sang along with Tony Bennett at a jam session and appeared in concert with Frank Sinatra.
Current car: A 2011 Cadillac SRX, my all-wheel chariot to handle the snow that accompanies living in the mountains.
Childhood dreams: To be a singer or a teacher; now I’m both.
Favorite ice cream flavor: French vanilla with little flecks of real vanilla bean.
Greatest career moment(s): Singing on the Academy Awards. Next, the day my record “Friends and Lovers” hit #1 (in 1986).
Most painful career moment: Singing the National Anthem at the Rose Bowl and not hearing the starting pitch.
Most memorable performance(s): Touring in Australia.
Funny career memory: Can’t think of one!
Embarrassing career memory: Singing the National Anthem, this for a woman who usually has perfect pitch.
Favorite live performers: my son, Robin Thicke; Aretha Franklin, Sting, Bono
Hobbies/interests/leisure activities: Reading, time with my family, especially Nana’s gorgeous boys, Tyler and Julian.
People/personality qualities most admired: Thoughtfulness, kindness, compassion, forthrightness.
Career Accomplishments: Co-composer of the theme songs for TV shows “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Facts of Life”; Created and published two volumes of “Days of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbooks”; Created new musical show “TV Tunez” which is a celebration of TV’s best theme songs and currently in development for a Las Vegas run; Authored most recent book titled “Coincidence Is God’s Way Of Remaining Anonymous.”
DOB: Dec. 10. 1946 In: New York, NY
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