Denise Gordy

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Denise Gordy
BornDenise Gordy
(1949-11-11) November 11, 1949 (age 64)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1974–1991
Spouse(s)Richard Lawson (1978–1989)
ChildrenMarvin Gaye III (b. 1966)
Bianca Lawson (b. 1979)
 
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Denise Gordy
BornDenise Gordy
(1949-11-11) November 11, 1949 (age 64)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1974–1991
Spouse(s)Richard Lawson (1978–1989)
ChildrenMarvin Gaye III (b. 1966)
Bianca Lawson (b. 1979)

Denise Gordy (born November 11, 1949) is an American film and television actress.

Family[edit]

Denise Gordy, born in Detroit, Michigan, is the daughter of George and Rosemary Gordy and sister of Patrice and George Gordy, Jr., among others. She is the biological mother of Marvin Gaye III by legendary Motown artist Marvin Gaye,[1] and also of actress Bianca Lawson by actor Richard Lawson. Her grandchildren include Marvin Gaye IV and Dylan Gaye. Motown founder Berry Gordy is her uncle, whilst her aunt, Anna Gordy Gaye adopted her son, Marvin III.

Career[edit]

Gordy has appeared in numerous television and theatrical features, beginning in 1974 with Black Fist and ending most recently with Toy Soldiers in 1991. She also has contributed vocals to the soundtrack album for the film Black Fist, which was originally titled Bogard, as well as recording the song "Let's Do It Again" for that same movie.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
YearShowRoleNotes
1974Black FistBeaTheatrical film
1975MahoganyUncredited role
1976Starsky and HutchHookerTelevision series
Charlie's AngelsNikki
1977Little Ladies of the NightFoxy LadyTelevision movie
Scott JoplinThe GirlTheatrical film
1981EnosLauraTelevision series
1983At EaseCommando Girl
Bare Essence
D.C. CabDeniseTheatrical film
1984Fantasy Island1st NurseTelevision series
Getting PhysicalVideo Lady #2Television movie
1985My Man AdamWilletteTheatrical film
It's a LivingCustomerTelevision series
1986Reform School GirlsClaudieTheatrical film
1991Toy SoldiersParent

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