The former Playboy Bunny who turned into a punk rock and new wave singer for the band Blondie.
July 1, 1945
Miami, Florida, United States
Deborah (Debbie) Harry is a sultry American singer, composer, actress, and model who began her professional singing career as a backup singer for the folk band The Wind in the Willows. Failing to succeed as a band, she formed a theatrical girl group band called Blondie together with her partner, Chris Stein. While it took them some time to reach success, the late 1970s to 1980s saw the peak of their career as one of the most successful bands. They were known for their famed albums ‘Blondie’ (1976), ‘Plastic Letters’ (1978), ‘Parallel Lines’ (1978), and ‘Autoamerican’ (1980). Afterward, she commenced into acting and was cast in ‘Hairspray’ (1988), ‘Tales from the Darkside’ (1990), and ‘My Life Without Me’ (2003).
She was adopted by Richard and Catherine Harry when she was only three months old. From her original birth name Angela Trimble, they renamed her Deborah Ann Harry. She was born to a concert pianist biological mother and only learned about her adoption when she was four years old.
Before becoming famous, she worked as a Playboy Bunny, a dancer, and a secretary. In 1981, she was enlisted as among Harper’s Bazaar’s 10 Most Beautiful Women in America list.