November 11, 1949
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Richard Lawson (1978–1989)|
|Children||Marvin Gaye III (b. 1966)
Bianca Lawson (b. 1979)
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, 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|
|1976||Starsky and Hutch||Hooker||TV series|
|1976||Charlie's Angels||Nikki||TV series|
|1977||Little Ladies of the Night||Foxy Lady||TV film|
|1977||Scott Joplin||The Girl||Film|
|1983||At Ease||Commando Girl||TV series|
|1983||Bare Essence||TV series|
|1984||Fantasy Island||1st Nurse||TV series|
|1984||Getting Physical||Video Lady #2||TV film|
|1985||My Man Adam||Willette||Film|
|1985||It's a Living||Customer||TV series|
|1986||Reform School Girls||Claudie||Film|