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Lisa Hartman Black
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Hartman in 1977
Lisa Hartman

(1956-06-01) June 1, 1956 (age 66)
Other namesLisa Hartman Black
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1976–present
(m. 1991)

Lisa Hartman Black (born June 1, 1956) is an American actress and singer.


After some minor television appearances, Hartman starred on the short-lived Bewitched spin-off, Tabitha during 1977–78. She subsequently appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and appeared in the 1981 CBS TV remake of Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, as Neely O'Hara. She was on WLS-TV's 1979 special "You're Never Too Old" recorded at Marriott's Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

Hartman's breakthrough as an actress came in 1982 when she began appearing on the prime time drama Knots Landing, playing rock singer Ciji Dunne. Her character engaged in romances with the characters played by Ted Shackelford and Michael Sabatino. Hartman was popular with audiences, and when Ciji was murdered off-screen in 1983, there was a public uproar. As a solution, Hartman was brought back on the show as Cathy Geary, also a singer, who later marries an unbalanced televangelist played by a young Alec Baldwin. Hartman remained with the show until 1986, when she was released due to budget cuts and because the show's writers felt there were no further storylines for her character. During her time on the series, she appeared in the film Where the Boys Are '84 produced by Allan Carr. She also sang the movie's theme song.

Hartman recorded four solo albums between 1976 and 1987 – two for Kirshner Records, one for RCA Records, and one for Atlantic Records. Her most notable song is "If Love Must Go", which she performed on various television shows like Solid Gold and The Merv Griffin Show. Despite additional contributions from successful songwriters and producers including Jeff Barry, Dobie Gray, Bryan Adams, Rick Springfield, Will Jennings, and Holly Knight, the albums were not commercially successful. She achieved her most notable success with a duet with her husband entitled "When I Said I Do". It reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts on December 18, 1999, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. The duet was ranked No. 11 on CMT's 100 Greatest Duets in Country Music in 2005. They recorded a second duet titled "Easy For Me to Say", which peaked at No. 27 on the country music charts in 2002.

In the summer of 1994, Hartman co-hosted Universal Studios Summer Blast, a TV special celebrating the 30th anniversary of Universal Studios.

In April 2011, her albums Lisa Hartman, Hold On and Letterock were released on CD with bonus tracks by Wounded Bird Records under license from Sony. Her last album, 'Til My Heart Stops was reissued on CD in 2008 on Wounded Bird Records as well.

In May 2012, Hartman starred in Flicka: Country Pride, a movie from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. She plays the mother of a budding equestrian rider (Kacey Rohl).[1]

In 2005, Hartman starred in a made-for-TV film, Back to You and Me, on the Hallmark Channel.

In 2020, she and husband Clint Black appeared on the fourth season of The Masked Singer as "Snow Owls", notably competing as the series' first duet competitors while riding in an egg-shaped vehicle.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hartman grew up in Houston, Texas. In 1991, she married musician Clint Black;[3] and, in 2001, the couple had a daughter, Lily Pearl Black. They have lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 2002 after living in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California.[4][5]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Lisa Hartman
Hold On
  • Release date: May 11, 1979
  • Label: Kirshner Records
Lisa Hartman (Reissue of Letterock)
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: RCA Records
'Til My Heart Stops


Year Single Album
1976 "Kentucky Rainbows" Lisa Hartman
1976 "Saying Hello, Saying I Love You" Lisa Hartman
1976 "Pickin Up the Pieces" Lisa Hartman
1979 "Walk Away" Hold On
1982 "If Love Must Go" Letterock
1982 "Hiding From Love" Letterock
1982 "Johnny's Always On My Mind" Letterock
1984 "Where the Boys Are" Where the Boys Are '84 soundtrack
1987 "Tempt Me (If You Want To)" 'Til My Heart Stops
1988 "The Dress" 'Til My Heart Stops
1988 "I Don't Need Love" 'Til My Heart Stops

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
1999 "When I Said I Do" Clint Black 1 31 1 D'lectrified
2001 "Easy for Me to Say" 27 * Greatest Hits II
2016 "You Still Get to Me" On Purpose
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1988 "I Don't Need Love"
1999 "When I Said I Do" (with Clint Black) Clint Black
2001 "Easy for Me to Say" (with Clint Black)
2016 "You Still Get to Me" (with Clint Black)[6] Ben Boutwell



Year Title Role Notes
1977 Murder at the World Series Stewardess TV movie
1978 Just Tell Me You Love Me Julie
1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island Crystal Kramer TV movie
1980 Where the Ladies Go Crystal TV movie
1980 Gridlock Nikki TV movie
1981 Deadly Blessing Faith Stohler
1984 Where the Boys Are '84 Jennie Cooper
1985 Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues Amanda Ryder TV movie
1985 The 17th Bride Liza
1987 Roses Are for the Rich Autumn McAvin Norton Corbett Osborne TV movie
1987 Student Exchange Peggy TV movie
1989 Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal Sarah Dutton TV movie
1990 The Operation Laura Parks TV movie
1990 The Take Delaney TV movie
1991 Bare Essentials Sydney Wayne TV movie
1991 Not of This World Linda Fletcher TV movie
1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor Susan Lowell TV movie
1991 Red Wind Kristine "Kris" Morrow TV movie
1991 The Return of Eliot Ness Madeline Whitfield TV movie
1992 Without a Kiss Goodbye Laurie Samuels TV movie
1994 Search for Grace Ivy / Grace TV movie
1994 Someone Else's Child Cory Maddox TV movie
1996 Have You Seen My Son Lael Pritcher TV movie
1997 Out of Nowhere Lauren Carlton TV movie
1998 Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack Ponder Favor TV movie
2005 Back to You and Me Dr. Sydney "Syd" Ludwick TV movie
2012 Flicka: Country Pride Lindy Jenkins Direct-to-video


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Police Woman Evelyn Episode: "Night of the Full Moon"
1977–78 Tabitha Tabitha Stephens Main cast (11 episodes)
1978 Fantasy Island Chris Malone Episode: "The Prince/The Sheriff"
1979 The Love Boat Sherry Episode: "Disco Baby" (Part 1 & 2)
1979 Fantasy Island Sister Mary Theresa / Mary Hoyt Episode: "Pentagram/Casting Director/A Little Ball"
1979 The Lisa Hartman Show Herself / Host TV pilot episode
1979 The Love Boat Carol Bowers Episode: "Alaska Wedding Cruise: Carol and Doug's Story" (Part 1 & 2)
1979 Fantasy Island Gladys Boylin Episode: "Magnolia Blossoms"
1979 Vega$ Diana Payne Episode: "Shadow on a Star"
1980 Fantasy Island Sharon Sanders Episode: "Terrors of the Mind"
1981 The Love Boat Toni Pataccio Episode: "First Voyage, Last Voyage"
1981 Fantasy Island Sheila Richards Episode: "Chorus Girl"
1981 Aloha Paradise Katie Episode: "The Star/The Trouble with Chester/Fran´s Worst Friend"
1981 Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls Neely O'Hara TV miniseries (2 episodes)
1982 T. J. Hooker Allison Baker Episode: "The Witness"
1982 Scared Silly Darcy Winfield / Marie Winfield TV pilot episode
1982–83 Knots Landing Ciji Dunne Supporting cast (17 episodes)
1983 High Performance Kate Flannery Main cast (4 episodes)
1983–86 Knots Landing Cathy Geary Rush Main cast (79 episodes)
1988 Matlock Shelby Russell Episode: "The Ambassador" (Part 1 & 2)
1989 The Hitchhiker Cheryl Episode: "Her Finest Hour"
1991 Perfect Crimes Dr. Lori Forman TV pilot episode
1992 2000 Malibu Road Jade O'Keefe Main cast (6 episodes)
1995 Judith Krantz's Dazzle Juanita "Jazz" Kilkullen TV miniseries (2 episodes)
2000 King of the Hill Herself (voice) Episode: "Peggy's Fan Fair"
2005 Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again Herself / Ciji Dunne / Cathy Geary TV special
2020 The Masked Singer Snow Owl 7 Episodes; with husband Clint

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
1999 Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Event of the Year - "When I Said I Do" (with Clint Black) Won
2000 42nd Grammy Awards Best Country Collaboration with Vocals - "When I Said I Do" (with Clint Black) Nominated


  1. ^ "Lisa Hartman Black Interview on Family Film Flicka: Country Pride". Family Focus Blog. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Lauren Huff (November 11, 2020). "The Masked Singer's Snow Owls might release a Snow Owlbum inspired by their time on the show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "Top 25 Country Couples". GAC. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  4. ^ Sanz, Cynthia (August 24, 1992). "Playing House". People. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Lipton, Michael (March 29, 2004). "The Daddy Two-Step". People. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Clint Black : You Still Get To Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 8, 2016.

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