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  • Attended the same High school as Rodney Dangerfield and New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto - Richmond Hill, Queens.
  • Ranked #58 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
  • Is a huge Marlene Dietrich fan.
  • Godmother of her son Declyn is Patti LaBelle.
  • She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song We Are the World (1985) (TV).
  • Her voice range is four octaves.
  • Her mother has appeared in several of her videos.
  • In 1984 awarded a Grammy for Best New Artist.
  • Known for her outrageous antics, perhaps her wildest yet was appearing at a 1997 Halloween ball to raise money for AMFAR dressed as a belly dancer - when she was nine months pregnant. She drolly vogued it up for the tabloid paparazzi, who eagerly snapped hundreds of photos of her.
  • She is of Italian and Swiss origin.
  • Her first band, Blue Angel, was named after the film "Blue Engel (Angel)"
  • Lives in famous Manhattan apartment house on West Side called the Apthorp.
  • On "Press Your Luck" (1983), there was a Whammy based on her.
  • Honored by PFLAGG for her support of Gay families after appearing with her Lesbian sister in a PFLAGG sponsored campaign. (2005)
  • Son is bilingual (English and Spanish).
  • Met her husband on set of film, Off and Running (1991).
  • Her parents are Fred Lauper and Catrine Lauper. Her siblings are Elen and Fred. Sister Elen Lauper ran for the mayorship of Phoenix, and is a member of the Socialist Workers Party, a radical-leftist political group.
  • Born at 11 PM EST
  • Little Richard married Cyndi and David.
  • Patti LaBelle is her son Declyn's godmother and sang "Come What May" at Cyndi's wedding.
  • Sang in dance cover bands in the 70s, until she lost her voice in 1977, doctors told her she'd never sing again.
  • Toured in 1997 with Tina Turner, and 1999 with Cher.
  • She has a beach house in South Carolina.
  • At the beginning of her video for "Time after Time", she is watching the film The Garden of Allah (1936)
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