21 Facts About Debby Boone


Deborah Anne Boone was born on September 22,1956 and is an American singer, author, and actress.


Debby Boone is best known for her 1977 hit, "You Light Up My Life", which spent ten weeks at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and led to her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist the following year.


Debby Boone later focused her music career on country music, resulting in the 1980 No 1 country hit "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again".


Debby Boone was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, the third of four daughters born to singer-actor Pat Boone and Shirley Foley Boone, daughter of country music star Red Foley.


Debby Boone released her first solo effort, "You Light Up My Life", in 1977.


Debby Boone then released another film theme, "When You're Loved", from The Magic of Lassie.


Debby Boone released another Connie Francis cover, "Breakin' in a Brand New Broken Heart", before releasing her 1979 eponymous album.


Two weeks before Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again ascended to No 1, Debby Boone was part of a historic Top 5 on the Billboard Country chart.


Debby Boone has not charted on either the Billboard AC or Country charts since the release of Savin' It Up.


Debby Boone turned her music career to contemporary Christian music, winning two GMA Dove Awards and two more Grammys.


Debby Boone first recorded in this genre in 1980, with the Grammy-winning With My Song.


In 1989, Debby Boone released her Christmas album Home For Christmas, which boasted a duet with her mother-in-law, Rosemary Clooney, on Clooney's signature song "White Christmas".


Debby Boone debuted as a screen actress in 1978, in an original television musical adaptation of O Henry's The Gift of the Magi co-starring John Rubinstein.


In 1984, Debby Boone co-starred in the television movie Sins of the Past as Clarissa Hope, a call girl who is born again and becomes an evangelical singer: co-starring Kirstie Alley, Barbara Carrera, Kim Cattrall and Anthony Geary, Sins of the Past became a Top 10 Nielsen hit.


Debby Boone has since made guest appearances on several television shows including Step by Step and Baywatch Nights and was featured in the television films Come on, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story and Treehouse Hostage.


In 1981, Debby Boone made her debut as a stage musical actress in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with a June showcase engagement in the Akron-based Kenley Players season followed by an eighteen-month US tour launched with a December 1981 engagement at the Fox Theater.


Once her children were grown, Debby Boone revived her recording career in 2005 with the release of Reflections Of Rosemary.


The CD, a fond tribute to her mother-in-law Rosemary Clooney, features songs performed by Clooney as well as other songs not thus associated, but which Debby Boone felt showed Clooney as the person she and her family knew and loved.


Debby Boone toured extensively for the album, including several nights at New York's famed cabaret Feinstein's, where Clooney had often performed.


Debby Boone appears in extended TV commercials and hosts a 30-minute infomercial.


Debby Boone is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church.