Lesley Gore, best known for singing the 1960s hits “It’s My Party,” “Judy’s Turn to Cry” and “You Don’t Own Me,” has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 68.
Gore died Monday of cancer in New York City, the AP said, citing her longtime partner, Lois Sasson.
Born in 1946, Gore burst onto the music scene with “It’s My Party” as a teenager. The Quincy Jones-produced single topped the charts in 1963.
As a songwriter, Gore worked with her brother Michael. Their song “Out Here on My Own” from the 1980 film “Fame” was nominated for an Academy Award.
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