In this Jan. 5, 1966, file photo, singer Lesley Gore rehearses at a piano, in New York.. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, File)
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Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday.Gore, a nonsmoker, died of lung cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.Brooklyn-born and New Jersey-raised, Gore was discovered by Quincy Jones as a teenager and signed to Mercury Records.Gore also played Catwoman's sidekick in the cult TV comedy "Batman".In the 1990s, Gore co-wrote "My Secret Love" for Allison Anders' film "Grace of My Heart," released in 1996 .Gore had been working on a stage version of her life with playwright Mark Hampton when she died.
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