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.
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|
|1974||Black Fist||Bea||Theatrical film|
|1976||Starsky and Hutch||Hooker||Television series|
|1977||Little Ladies of the Night||Foxy Lady||Television movie|
|Scott Joplin||The Girl||Theatrical film|
|1983||At Ease||Commando Girl|
|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|