Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee  American Singer


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Brenda Lee is a 71 year old American Singer. Born Brenda Mae Tarpley on 11th December, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, she is famous for Rockin` Around the Christmas Tree in a career that spans 1955–present. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Brenda Lee is a member of the following lists: American female country singers, American rockabilly musicians and Women in the United States Army.


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First Name Brenda
Middle Name Mae
Last Name Lee
Maiden Name Tarpley
Full Name at Birth Brenda Mae Tarpley
Age 71 years
Birthday 11th December, 1944
Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia
Height 4' 9" (145 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Rockin` Around the Christmas Tree
Music Genre (Text) Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, gospel
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1955–present
Music Style Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Country-Pop, Rockabilly, Early Pop/Rock, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, AM Pop
Music Mood Carefree, Exuberant, Cheerful, Confident, Brash, Boisterous, Plaintive, Restrained, Aggressive, Poignant, Rousing, Gentle, Playful, Passionate, Wistful, Energetic, Dramatic, Lively, Fun
Instrument Vocals
Record Label Decca (1959–1969), MCA Records (1970–1991), Warner Bros. Records (1991–1993), Telstar Records (1994–1996), Bear Family Records (1997–1998), MCA Nashville (1999–present)
Associated Acts Connie Francis, Skeeter Davis, Ricky Nelson, Lesley Gore, Red Foley, Muruga Booker
Official Websites
Father Ruben Tarpley
Mother Annie Grayce Yarbrough

Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s, and is ranked fourth in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles. She is perhaps best known in the United States for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry", and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", a United States holiday standard for more than 50 years.

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Brenda Lee71 SagittariusSinger
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Smokey and the Bandit II1980Nice LadyMovie
The Two Little Bears1961Tina DavisMovie
Make Room for Daddy1953Janine PolokaTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951GuestTV Show


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Joyce LoveMar 19, 2012

You, Brenda will always be my sweetheart.Remeber me at TINY TIMS,resturant. You&Jimmy Capps,Ihavent called you in a while,we will talk like this ,ok.Love you dearly, Brenda.Hi Ronnie.

misscowMay 17, 2010

Brenda Lee`s number one hit I`m Sorry will all ways be remebered .

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