Pat Benatar

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Real name is Patricia Mae Andrzejewski
Also known as Patti-BThe Five Foot GiantThe Queen of Rock 'n' Roll
Was born at 10 January 1953 (now is 66 years old) in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Pat Benatar was born Patricia Andrzejewski in Brooklyn and raised insuburban Lindenhurst, Long Island. Her mother Millie had sacrificed herown career as an opera singer to bring up Pat and son Andrew. Yearslater, it was Pat who singing classical, honing the powers of her4. 5-octave voice as a member of Lindenhurst High's musical-theaterdepartment.

Having been accepted at Juilliard, Pat shocked friends andfamily by marrying her high-school sweetheart 'Dennis T. Benatar' ,a soldier, and moving off to Virginia where he had been stationed. Before too long, the tedium of life as a housewife/bank teller provedtoo much for Pat, and she joined Coxon's Army, a cabaret band on theRichmond club circuit. Coxon's Army rose to new heights of fame, andPat was instilled with the confidence to move to New York City andpursue her own dream, which brought her to Manhattan's "Catch A RisingStar". Having thrilled the audience with her first performance on amateurnight, Pat soon found herself with a paying gig, a manager and arecording contract, but her image was still in limbo.

Primarily singingtorch songs and 'Judy Garland' classics, she longed to performhard-rocking tunes in the 'Led Zeppelin' vein. Her wishes werefulfilled when her handlers introduced her to Cleveland guitar-man'Neil Giraldo' , whose aggressive playing unleashed Pat's innerrocker. She had found her muse, and when her audience roared oneHalloween night over a sultry costume she wore on stage, she had foundher image. .

There is some small facts about Pat Benatar:
  • Has two daughters: 'Haley Giraldo' (February 16, 1985) and Hana Juliana (March 12, 1994).
  • Attended and graduated from Lindenhurst High School in Long Island, New York in 1971.
  • Has appeared with husband 'Neil Giraldo' on the April 24, 2002 episode of "That '80s Show" (2002) .
  • Her video for "You Better Run" was the second music video to be aired by MTV on August 1, 1981.
  • August 11, 2002 was declared "Pat Benatar Day" in Babylon, New York. She was also presented with the key to Babylon by town supervisor Steve Bellone at the Babylon Town Hall.
  • Her groundbreaking music video "Love is a Battlefield" (directed by 'Bob Giraldi' and choreographed by 'Michael Peters (I)' ) was the first ever music video to integrate spoken dialogue into recorded music.
  • The character Pat Bernardo in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) was inspired by Benatar. During an early lunch room scene, Stacy Hamilton ('Jennifer Jason Leigh' ) and Linda Barrett ('Phoebe Cates' ) have a discussion about Bernardo and the "Pat Benatar look".
  • Album: "In the Heat of the Night" (1979) (Chrysalis) Album: "Crimes of Passion" (1980) (Chrysalis) Album: "Precious Time" (1981) (Chrysalis) #1 on Billboard album-chart Album: "Get Nervous" (1982) (Chrysalis) Album: "Live From Earth" (1983) (Chrysalis) Album: "Tropico" (1984) (Chrysalis) Album: "Seven the Hard Way" (1985) (Chrysalis) Album: "Wide Awake in Dreamland" (1988) (Chrysalis) Album: "Best Shots" (1989) (Chrysalis) Album: "True Love" (1991) (Chrysalis) Album: "Gravity's Rainbow" (1993) (Chrysalis) Album: "Innamorata" (1997) (CMC International) Album: "Go" (2003) (Bel Chiasso/Welk).
  • Winner of four consecutive Grammy Awards for "Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female" (1980-1983) and nominated four more times in 85, 86, 88 and 89.
  • Married 'Neil Giraldo' on Maui on February 20, 1982. Daughter Hana Juliana is named for one of the nearby cities on the Island of Maui.
  • Has six platinum solo albums and four gold solo albums.
  • Was discovered during an amateur night-contest at the famed New York City comedy club Catch-A-Rising-Star, and signed shortly-after to Chrysalis Records (1977) by founder 'Terry Ellis (II)' .
  • Daughter, 'Haley Giraldo' , was a Miss Golden Globe presenter at The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) (TV) ceremony.
  • Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 30, 2008.
  • Sang opera before going into rock music.
  • Ranked #66 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
  • Ranked #74 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.
  • Ranked #39 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
  • Her father had Polish ancestry. Her mother had Dutch, English, German and Irish ancestry.
  • Lives in Los Angeles, California.
Also look some video clip about Pat Benatar:
There is the list of movies, where Pat Benatar was taked part:
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1 100 Greatest Videos movie 100 Greatest Videos 2003 as Herself - Commentator
2 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll movie 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll 1999 as Herself - Commentator
3 All-American New Years Eve 2013 movie All-American New Years Eve 2013 2012 as Herself - Musical Guest
4 American Bandstands 50th Anniversary Celebration movie American Bandstands 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 as Herself
5 Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 35th Anniversary Tour movie Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 35th Anniversary Tour 2015 as Herself
6 Pat Benatar: Love Is a Battlefield movie Pat Benatar: Love Is a Battlefield 1983 as Runaway
7 Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV movie Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 as Herself
8 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show movie Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003 as Herself
9 Intimate Portrait movie Intimate Portrait 1993 as Herself - Interviewee
10 The Big Interview with Dan Rather movie The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2013 as Herself
11 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs movie 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 as Herself
12 Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City movie Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 as Herself
13 Best Shots movie Best Shots 1987 as Herself
14 Catch a Rising Stars 10th Anniversary movie Catch a Rising Stars 10th Anniversary 1982 as Herself - Singer
15 Heroes for the Planet: A Tribute to National Geographic movie Heroes for the Planet: A Tribute to National Geographic 2001 as Herself
16 I Want My MTV movie I Want My MTV 1996 as Herself
17 Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music movie Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music 1997 as Herself
18 More of the Big 80s movie More of the Big 80s 1997 as Herself - Host
19 MTV Video Music Awards 1985 movie MTV Video Music Awards 1985 1985 as Herself - Performer
20 Music Central movie Music Central 1981 as Herself
21 New Years Rockin Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music movie New Years Rockin Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music 2013 as Herself - Performer
22 Pat Benatar: Best Shots - The Videos movie Pat Benatar: Best Shots - The Videos 2002 as Herself
23 Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection movie Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection 2003 as Herself
24 Pat Benatar: Hit Videos movie Pat Benatar: Hit Videos 1984 as Herself
25 Pat Benatar: Live in New Haven movie Pat Benatar: Live in New Haven 1983 as Herself - Vocals
26 Pat Benatar: Summer Vacation movie Pat Benatar: Summer Vacation 2002 as Herself - Singer
27 Pat Benatar: The Visual Music Collection movie Pat Benatar: The Visual Music Collection 1986 as Herself
28 Rock n Moms movie Rock n Moms 2002 as Herself
29 Rock n Roll Christmas movie Rock n Roll Christmas 1988 as Herself
30 Rock n Roll Weddings movie Rock n Roll Weddings 1997 as Herself
31 Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid movie Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 as Herself
32 The 11th Annual American Music Awards movie The 11th Annual American Music Awards 1984 as Herself - Winner
33 The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards movie The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 as Herself
34 The 24th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 as Herself
35 The 2nd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars movie The 2nd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars 2001 as Herself - Singer
36 The Making of Love Is a Battlefield movie The Making of Love Is a Battlefield 1984 as Herself
37 Tribute to Harry Chapin movie Tribute to Harry Chapin 1991 as Herself
38 Union City movie Union City 1980 as Jeanette Florescu
39 VH1 Divas Duets movie VH1 Divas Duets 2003 as Herself - Performer
40 Women in Rock movie Women in Rock 1986 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Pat Benatar:
  • "Parade" (USA), 18 July 2010, pg. 2, by: Walter Scott, "Walter Scott asks...Pat Benatar"
  • "Venice" (USA), May 2002, Vol. 14, Iss. 8, pg. 80-84, by: Roxanne Ruben, "Still Punching Down Walls"
  • "HX" (USA), January 2000, by: Austin Downey, ""Hellion With Children""
There is the list of some articles of Pat Benatar:
  • "Malibu Times" (USA), March 2015, Vol. 12, Iss. 2, pg. 44-51, by: Melonie Magruder, "The Giraldos Hit Us With Their Best Shot: PAT BENATAR AND NEIL 'SPYDER' GIRALDO AT HOME IN MALIBU"
  • "AARP: The Magazine" (USA), November 2004, Vol. 47, Iss. 6B, pg. 14, by: Barbara Lippert, "From Hearing Aids to Cool Aids"
  • "Swank" (USA), April 1982, Vol. 29, Iss. 4, pg. 74-76, by: Anthony Mora & Larry McClain, "Pat Benatar- Sick of Playing the Bitch, Her 'Best Shot' Is Yet to Come"
  • "Creem" (USA), October 1981, pg. 63, by: Jon Pareles, "Too Much to Dream Last Night"
There is the list of some printed articles of Patricia Mae Andrzejewski:
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 7, Iss. 1, pg. 68-69, by: staff, "Hard Rock: Pat Benatar"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1986, Vol. 1, Iss. 3, pg. 29, by: staff, "Pat Benatar"
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1985, Vol. 32, Iss. 1, pg. 130, by: Ken Marcus, "The Girls of Rock N Roll"
  • "Creem" (USA), February 1980, Vol. 11, Iss. 9, pg. 49, by: Photo by Richard Creamer, "'The Creem Dreem': Pat Benatar"
The image of Patricia Mae Andrzejewski was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Malibu Times" (USA), March 2015, Vol. 12, Iss. 2
  • "Veronica" (Netherlands), 21 April 1984, Iss. 16
  • "Hit Parader" (USA), 1 February 1983
  • "Circus" (USA), 28 February 1982
  • "People Magazine" (USA), 28 September 1981
  • "Veronica" (Netherlands), 24 January 1981, Iss. 4
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 16 October 1980, Iss. 328
There is the list of some quotes of Pat Benatar:
  • Most chick-singers say "If you hurt me, I'll die"...I say, if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass.
  • A kid named Joey lived across the street from me once, and he'd push snow in my face before school. I could never do anything about it, because I was a girl and real small. But after about a week, I got real pissed off. So I had two friends hold him on a slide. Then I punched his teeth out.
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