Debbie Gibson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer, who rose to prominence with her single “Foolish Beat” from the album “Only in My Dreams” topping the Billboards Hot 100. She was just 16 when she penned, recorded, and released her debut album. In 1988, she became the youngest artist in history to write, perform and produce a No. 1 single and entered the Guinness Book of World Records —a record she still holds today.
Being an entertainer with versatile and enduring talent, Gibson’s journey from singer to actress, proved every bit as successful as her remarkable run as a 1980s pop sensation. Debbie Gibson became an international star in the 1980s. She has released nine studio albums and has had five top-ten singles “Foolish Beat”, “Only in My Dreams”, “Shake Your Love”, “Out of the Blue”, and “Lost in Your Eyes”. Debbie Gibson parlayed her teenage pop star fame into starring roles on Broadway, in touring musicals, and in independent film and television work.
Debbie Gibson Biography
Debbie Gibson was born on the 31st of August 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America. She is currently 51 years old.
|Deborah Ann Gibson
|Date of Birth
|August 31, 1970
|Place of Birth
|Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|51 years old
|Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actress
Family and Education
Debbie is the daughter of Joseph Gibson and Diane Gibson (née Pustizzi). She has three sisters – Karen Gibson, Michele Gibson, Denise Gibson. She is of “Italian/Sicilian and part German and possibly some Russian” descent.
Debbie attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York, and graduated with honors in 1988.
Debbie Gibson Love Life
Debbie Gibson has been in a live-in relationship with Rutledge Taylor since 2008.
She once dated Jonathan Kanterman.
|Feet – 5 feet 6 inches
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
|Kilograms – 59 kg
Pounds – 130 lbs
Gibson took a hiatus from pop music that proved her as a music prodigy and set her sights on the theatre to reinvent herself. She made her Broadway debut as Eponine in the 1992 production of Les Miserables. She wowed audience and critics playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast (1997) and Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy (1998). Debbie went on world tours and amazed her fans with her mind-boggling performance.
After conquering the pop world, she forayed into movies to dazzle with entertainment magic, making her debut in the 1984 American supernatural comedy film, Ghostbusters in an uncredited role. Her lead role for a film came in 1998 with the American screwball comedy film, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend where she played the role of Melissa Stevens.
In 2011, Gibson starred with Tiffany in the SyFy hit “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid.
She first appeared in the American teen drama television series entitled Beverly Hills, 90210. The series originally aired from October 1990 to May 2000. She was featured in an episode, “East Side Story” as a guest.
Gibson starred as a celebrity judge on “Sing Your Face Off,” a music competition show that aired on ABC in the summer of 2014.
Gibson released her first album, “Out of the Blue” in 1987. Out of 5 singles, 4 singles reached to top 5 in Billboard’s Hot 100 list and the album itself rocketed to the number 7 spot. The third single, “Foolish Beat” reached no. 1 spot, making her the youngest artist in history to write, perform and produce a No. 1 single and entered Guinness Book of World Records —a record she still holds today.
She created a celebrity perfume line, Electric Youth for women in 1989 and marketed it through Revlon. She was often seen with hats, usually Black Bowlers. She also graced the covers of a number of teen magazines like Tiger Beat amongst others. She
Debbie Gibson Net Worth
Gibson is a natural singer who started her career in the entertainment industry at a young age, rocketed onto Billboard’s top charts with her debut single. A music prodigy, Gibson took a short break from the pop industry and began exploring her endurable talent on Broadway. Her stage performances earned her positive acclaim and popularity in no time. With such immeasurable talents, Gibson made tons of money from singing and acting who has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
She had lived in an elegant 1,733 sq-feet mansion in Forest Knoll Drive, Los Angeles, CA, featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. She bought this mansion for Us$1.3 million in 2005. She owns several properties in the US and currently lives in a luxury celeb mansion in California.
Debbie Gibson Facts
At the age of 5, she wrote her first song and became a teen pop star in the late ’80s with hits like “Only in my Dreams,” “Shake Your Love” and “Foolish Beat” before even graduating from high school.
She wrote her first song, “Make Sure You Know Your Classroom,” at age 6, and in fifth grade, she composed an opera.
Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, performed for British Royalty and hosted “The American Music Awards,” produced by friend and legend Dick Clark.
While she was a teen, she recorded her early hits in Producer Fred Zarr’s basement laundry room.
She had a wardrobe malfunction during her first live performance of “Only in My Dreams.”
She used to wear the same outfit every night as a signature style when she was on tours. Her trademark is her hat, which she threw into the audience at the end of every show.
Gibson has starred in 17 musicals throughout her stint in theatre in 17 years.
In 2008, She founded Deborah Gibson’s Electric Youth, a youth camp for arts education. A year later she founded the Gibson Girl Foundation to provide scholarships for underprivileged youngsters to study the arts.
She signed a lucrative deal with Hooplaha.com in 2012 as their brand ambassador.
Many of her singles managed to reach the top 5 positions in the US Billboard Top Charts.
She has been battling Lyme disease since 2013.
In September 2017, she participated in the 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars” with Alan Bersten. They were the second couple eliminated finishing in 12th place.
In 2019, Gibson joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s musical competition ‘America’s Most Musical Family’ as a judge alongside David Dobrik and Ciara.