Denise Gordy

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Denise Gordy
Born (1949-11-11) November 11, 1949 (age 67)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress/
Years active 1974–1991
Spouse(s) Richard Lawson
(m. 1978–89)
Children Marvin Gaye III
Bianca Lawson

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 (born 1966) by 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 Film
1975 Mahogany Uncredited role Film
1976 Starsky & 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
1981 Enos Laura TV series
1983 At Ease Commando Girl TV series
1983 Bare Essence TV series
1983 D.C. Cab Denise Film
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
1991 Toy Soldiers Parent Film


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