Cyndi Lauper Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
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The American veteran singer-songwriter and actress has had a successful career spanning over 3 decades.
Though far from her prime, Cyndi Lauper continues to remain relevant in the entertainment industry.
Her most recent album, Detour, was released in 2016. She continues to tour and make new music mostly film soundtracks.
A recipient of the coveted EGOT, Lauper’s career is one to be envied. Her legacy would no doubt live on for ages to come.
She was born on June 22, 1953, at Boulevard Hospital in Astoria, Queens, New York City, Cynthia Ann Stephanie “Cyndi” Lauper is the youngest daughter of Frederick A. Lauper, of Swiss-German descent, and Catrine Dominique Gallo, an Italian American.
She has an older sister, Ellen, and a younger brother, Fred.
The early part of her life was spent in Brooklyn but when she was four years old, she relocated to Ozone Park, Queens where she grew up in a railroad-style apartment.
In 1958, her parents divorced. Gallo later remarried but it too ended in a divorce.
As a teenager, she, along with her sister, received rape threats from their stepfather who also used to spy on her when she took baths. This prompted her to leave home at 17 years of age.
She has always been a social outcast and possessed an insatiable desire to rebel against what is viewed as conventional.
This very mindset would later define her as an artist, as well as the legacy of her music.
Like any other adolescent with a penchant for defiance, she experimented with a variety of hair colors and eccentric clothing.
On a friend’s suggestion, she began to spell her name “Cyndi” rather than “Cindy”. At 12, she started writing songs and playing the acoustic guitar she had received from her sister as a gift.
She was sexually assaulted in the early years of her career by a member of a cover band she was part of.
During this period, she also became pregnant by a former boyfriend. Despite wanting to keep the child, this man pressured her to have an abortion.
In the past, Cyndi Lauper had dated Dave Wolff, her previous manager, for six and a half years.
She met actor David Thornton on the set of the film ‘Off and Running’ (1991) and fell in love with him.
They married on November 24, 1991. Their son, Declyn Wallace Thornton, Was born on November 19, 1997.
Her iconic cover and re-arrangement of Robert Hazard’s ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ has cemented her status as a feminist idol.
According to journalist and music critic Sheila Moeschen, Lauper has come to be viewed as the embodiment of a different kind of aesthetics that celebrates the playfulness in self-expression, as opposed to the raw sensuality and edginess of her contemporaries such as Madonna and Joan Jett.
As a passionate supporter of LGBT rights, she is known to campaign for various charities and attends pride marches.
She has cited her sister Ellen, who is a lesbian, as her reason to join the movement.
One of her songs, ‘True Colors’, is widely recognized as an LGBT anthem, while another song, ‘Above the Clouds’ was written to honor Matthew Shepard, who was killed because of his sexual orientation.
However, her education suffered. She was expelled from her school, Richmond Hill High, but later she did earn her GED.
After leaving her home, she eventually ended up in Vermont where she enrolled at Johnson State College to study art.
When she wasn’t studying, she was working, be it as a waitress, an office assistant or a singer in a Japanese restaurant.
In the early 1970s, Cyndi Lauper performed with a number of bands.
In 1974, while performing Kiki Dee’s ‘I Got the Music in Me’ at a venue in Queens, her voice started to fail when she hit the high notes for the first time.
By 1977, her vocal cords were severely damaged, with the doctors telling her she that would never sing again. However, after working with the voice coach Katie Agresta, she got back her voice.
Eventually, she became a founding member of the band ‘Blue Angel’ which she formed with saxophone player John Turi.
Besides her and Turi, the other members of ‘Blue Angel’ were Arthur “Rockin’ A” Neilson (guitar), Lee Brovitz (bass guitar), and Johnny Morelli (drums).
They released their first and only album, the self-titled ‘Blue Angel’ in 1980. While it got rave reviews, it performed poorly on the charts and the group subsequently split.
Following the band’s breakup, Lauper went on to pursue a successful solo career. She has released 11 albums to date.
They are: ‘She’s So Unusual’ (1983), ‘True Colors’ (1986), ‘A Night to Remember’ (1989), ‘Hat Full of Stars’ (1993), ‘Sisters of Avalon’ (1996), ‘Merry Christmas … Have a Nice Life’ (1998), ‘At Last’ (2003), ‘Shine’ (2004), ‘Bring Ya to the Brink’ (2008), ‘Memphis Blues’ (2010), and ‘Detour’ (2016).
Cyndi Lauper, more than anyone, personifies the defiance, the eccentricity, the nihilism, and even the naivety generally associated with punk music.
This personality, which exists in perfect dichotomy with her childish voice, makes her an ideal representative of her generation, just like Madonna.
She has also appeared in multiple films and television shows throughout her career, be as herself or portraying a character.
She was part of several World Wrestling Federation’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection’ events and was present at WrestleMania I (1985).
She played Marianne Lugasso in NBC’s sitcom ‘Mad About You’ (1992-99), co-starred with Christopher Walken in the crime-drama film ‘The Opportunists’ (2000), and competed in the season 3 of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ (2009), coming sixth.
In 2012, she wrote the music and the lyrics for Harvey Fierstein’s Broadway musical ‘Kinky Boots.’
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