Christopher Ciccone

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Christopher Ciccone
Born (1960-11-22) November 22, 1960 (age 54)
Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Artist, director, dancer, author, designer
Religion Catholicism
Parents Silvio Anthony Ciccone
Madonna Louise Fortin
Relatives Madonna Louise Ciccone (sister)

Christopher Ciccone (November 22, 1960)[1] is an American artist, music concert and video director, dancer, author, and interior and furniture designer. He is the younger brother of Madonna, and began his career working as her backup dancer, later becoming her assistant and dresser[2] , then her stylist, artistic director, and interior designer.

Career[edit]

His first public appearance was alongside his sister in her 1982 debut music video "Everybody". After involvement in a promo tour for her debut album, he appeared in her 1984 "Lucky Star" video. He has decorated her various former residences in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. He has also designed the stage for her 1990 Blond Ambition concert tour, and directed her 1993 Girlie Show concert tour.[3][4]

His work with other artists includes directing the "Peace Train" music video for Dolly Parton in May 1997,[5] and Tony Bennett's Billboard award-winning music video of "God Bless the Child."

His memoirs Life with My Sister Madonna (2008), debuting at No. 2 on the New York Times Best Seller List,[6] and reached No. 8 on Amazon.com's bestseller list, and No. 5 on Barnes & Noble's bestseller list.

Personal life[edit]

Ciccone is openly gay.[7] He stated in his memoirs that Madonna outed him in an interview in The Advocate in 1991 without consulting him.[8]

Books[edit]

  • Ciccone, Christopher; Leigh, Wendy (2008), Life with My Sister Madonna, New York, NY: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, ISBN 1-4165-8762-4 

and was #1 on the London Sunday Times best seller list in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Child Who Became a Star: Madonna Timeline". The Daily Telegraph. July 26, 2006. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ciccone & Leigh 2008, p. 142
  3. ^ Altman, Alex (July 15, 2008), "Life with My Sister Madonna", Time Magazine, retrieved August 21, 2008 
  4. ^ Mofokeng, Lesley (July 16, 2008), "Madge’s brother dishes the dirt", The Sunday Times (Johannesburg), retrieved July 15, 2008 [dead link]
  5. ^ Ciccone & Leigh 2008, p. 248
  6. ^ "Hardcover Nonfiction". New York Times. August 3, 2008. Retrieved August 21, 2008. 
  7. ^ Hagwood, Rod Stafford (November 9, 2010). "Madonna's brother to launch reality show in Miami". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ Ciccone & Leigh 2008, p. 192-93

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