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Singer Leslie Gore, a Voice for Teens and Early Feminism, Dies at 68

Withstood '60s British Invasion With Top Songs

Leslie Gore who rocketed to fame as a teenager in the 1960s with her hit song 'It's My Party,' died Monday (Feb. 15) at 68.  Her long-time partner said cancer was the cause. (Photo: Getty)

Leslie Gore who rocketed to fame as a teenager in the 1960s with her hit song ‘It’s My Party,’ died Monday (Feb. 15) at 68. Her long-time partner said cancer was the cause. (Photo: Getty)

Leslie Gore, an American singer-songwriter who withstood the British Invasion in music in the 1960s and sang the classic teen anthem “It’s My Party,” has died of cancer, her longtime partner said today. She was 68.