Denise Gordy

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Denise Gordy
Born Denise Gordy
(1949-11-11) November 11, 1949 (age 64)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974–1991
Spouse(s) Richard Lawson (1978–1989)
Children Marvin Gaye III (b. 1966)
Bianca Lawson (b. 1979)

Denise Gordy (born November 11, 1949) is an American film and television actress.


Denise Gordy, born in Detroit, Michigan, is the daughter of George and Rosemary Gordy and sister of Patrice and George Gordy, Jr., among others. She is the biological mother of Marvin Gaye III by legendary Motown artist Marvin Gaye,[1] and also of actress Bianca Lawson by actor Richard Lawson. Her grandchildren include Marvin Gaye IV and Dylan Gaye. Motown founder Berry Gordy is her uncle, whilst her aunt, Anna Gordy Gaye adopted her son, Marvin III.


Gordy has appeared in numerous television and theatrical features, beginning in 1974 with Black Fist and ending most recently with Toy Soldiers in 1991. She also has contributed vocals to the soundtrack album for the film Black Fist, which was originally titled Bogard, as well as recording the song "Let's Do It Again" for that same movie.


Film and television
Year Show Role Notes
1974 Black Fist Bea Theatrical film
1975 Mahogany Uncredited role
1976 Starsky and Hutch Hooker Television series
Charlie's Angels Nikki
1977 Little Ladies of the Night Foxy Lady Television movie
Scott Joplin The Girl Theatrical film
1981 Enos Laura Television series
1983 At Ease Commando Girl
Bare Essence
D.C. Cab Denise Theatrical film
1984 Fantasy Island 1st Nurse Television series
Getting Physical Video Lady #2 Television movie
1985 My Man Adam Willette Theatrical film
It's a Living Customer Television series
1986 Reform School Girls Claudie Theatrical film
1991 Toy Soldiers Parent


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