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Jackie DeShannon

AKA Sharon Lee Myers

Born: 21-Aug-1944
Birthplace: Hazel, KY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Recorded country music in the late 1950's, but garnered hit songs in the 1960's including What the World Needs Now Is Love and Put a Little Love in Your Heart. She has also written music for other bands, including The Byrds, The Ventures, Marianne Faithfull, The Righteous Brothers, and numerous others. In 1981 Kim Carnes covered one of her songs, Bette Davis Eyes (written 1975), turning it into an unexpected hit.

Father: James Erwin Myers
Mother: Sandra Jean
Husband: Bud Dain (m. 29-Jan-1966, div.)
Husband: Randy Edelman (m. 1977, one child)

    Obama for America
    Grammy 1982 for Bette Davis Eyes
    Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    C'mon, Let's Live a Little (3-Mar-1967)
    Intimacy (1966) · Carrie Lane


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