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Debbie Harry, the famous American lead singer of the Blondie today celebrates 75th anniversary.

Deborah Ann Harry, born Angela Trimble on the July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida, Harry was adopted as an infant and raised in Hawthorne, New Jersey. After attending college, she worked various jobs, including as a secretary, dancer before breaking through in the music industry. Harry co-formed Blondie in 1974 in New York City. The band released their eponymous debut album in 1976, and released a further three albums between then and 1979, including "Heart of Glass", the latter of which is considered the first rap song to chart at number 1 in the United States.

Her recordings with the band reached number one in the U.S. and UK charts on many occasions from 1979 to 2017. Harry went on to release 2 more solo albums between then and 1993, after which she returned to film with roles in horror film Body Bags (1993), and in the drama Heavy. Harry continued to appear in independent films throughout the 2000s. With Blondie, she released the group's 9th studio album, Panic of Girls, in 2011, followed by Ghosts of Download (2014). The band's 11th studio album, 2017's Pollinator, charted at number 4 in the United Kingdom.

Harry lives in Monmouth County, New Jersey together with her 4 dogs. Harry was in a relationship with Blondie guitarist Chris Stein, but they split in 1989.

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