Brenda Lee

Biography: Brenda was born in the charity ward of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia to Grayce and Ruben Tarpley on December 11, 1944.

Before Brenda made a name for herself, her father was killed in a construction accident when a hammer was accidently dropped from a higher level and hit him. Brenda has a brother and 2 sisters. She graduated in 1963 from Hollywood High in California.

She met her husband Charles Ronnie Schacklett at a Jackie Wilson concert. They were married in April 1963. In 1964 Brenda gave birth to Julie and in 1969 she gave birth to Jolie. Brenda has two granddaughters and a grandson which she adores.

She lives in Nashville and is still making personal appearances. Her Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is a favorite during the Christmas season.

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 18 Sep 12, 1965 Herself tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 15 Sep 30, 1962 Herself, Audience Bow tbd
tbd The Ed Sullivan Show: Season 14 Sep 17, 1961 Herself tbd