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Madonna (1958-) Biography

Career, Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Writings, Work in Progress

Given name, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone; born 1958, in Bay City, MI; Education: Attended University of Michigan, 1976-78.

Office—c/o Sire Records, 75 Rockefeller Pl., New York, NY 10019. Agent—Bryan Lourd, ICM, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.


The English Roses, illustrated by Jeffrey Fulvimari, Callaway (New York, NY), 2003.

Mr. Peabody's Apples, illustrated by Loren Long, Callaway (New York, NY), 2003.

Yakov and the Seven Thieves, illustrated by Gennady Spirin, Callaway (New York, NY), 2004.

The Adventures of Abdi, Callaway (New York, NY), 2004.

Lotsa de Casha, Callaway (New York, NY), 2004.


(With Reggie Lucas and others) Madonna, Sire, 1983.

(With Steve Bray and others) Like a Virgin, Sire, 1984.

(With Pat Leonard, Steve Bray, and others) True Blue, Sire, 1986.

(With Pat Leonard, Steve Bray, and others) Who's That Girl?, Sire, 1987.

(With Steve Bray and others) You Can Dance, Sire, 1987.

(With Pat Leonard, Steve Bray, and others) Like a Prayer, Sire, 1989.

(With others) Vogue, Warner Bros., 1990.

(With Pat Leonard and others) I'm Breathless: Music from and Inspired by the Film "Dick Tracy," Sire, 1990.

(With Shep Pettibone and others) Erotica, Maverick, 1992.

(With others) Bedtime Stories, Maverick, 1994.

(With William Orbit, Pat Leonard, and others) Ray of Light, Warner Bros., 1998.

(With William Orbit, Mirwais Ahmadzai, and others) Music, Warner Bros., 2000.

(With others) GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2, Warner Bros., 2001.

(With Mirwais Ahmadzai and others) American Life, Warner Bros., 2003.

(With others) Remixed and Revisited, Warner Bros., 2003.

Also created The Early Years, 1989; (with others) The Immaculate Collection, 1990; (with others) Something to Remember, 1995; and (with Steve Bray) Pre-Madonna, 1996, released with an extended version of "Ain't No Big Deal" as In the Beginning, 1998.


Sex, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1992.

Author of songs used in various films, including Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1985; Vision Quest, Warner Bros., 1985; At Close Range, 1986; Walk Like a Man, 1987; Who's That Girl?, 1987; Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990; Nothing But Trouble, 1991; A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992; With Honors, 1994; Il Postino, 1994; Gummo, Fine Line Features, 1997; The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1997; The Wedding Singer, 1998; Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, New Line Cinema, 1999; The Next Best Thing, Lakeshore Entertainment/Paramount Pictures, 2000; Iedereen beroemd!, 2000; Snatch, Sony Pictures, 2000; Crossroads, 2002; and Die Another Day, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002. Also author of songs used in the television series Wonderland, ABC, 2000.

Work on providing the voice of the fairy godmother for a feature-length animated film adaptation of The English Roses.

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