Hollywood Mystery: Demi's Disappearing Music Career
Last year, a few soft news items appeared about Demi Moore taking singing lessons to record a track for the upcoming movie, "Bobby," in which she plays songstress Virginia Fallon. Said a source at the time to the New York Post: "She is actually pretty good. Her voice is not bad."
Maybe that's because it wasn't her first time behind a microphone. If this Internet evidence is credible, Ms. Moore was once a budding chanteuse herself.
The year was 1982 and one Demetria Gene Guynes was then married to musician Freddy Moore. Although she'd already turned in a few forgettable acting gigs, Demi was hedging her bets. With help from her husband and his band, she recorded five demo songs -- heavy on pop, keyboards and sax reminiscent of Rob Lowe in "St. Elmo's Fire." The scratchy voice fronting the tracks sounds unmistakably like that of Demi Moore.
It's been said before and I say it again: She is actually pretty good. Her voice is not bad.
But is it really Demi? And, if so, what happened to her budding musical career?
According to IMDB.com, her acting career took off soon after as she found regular work on "General Hospital," then became a central figure in the Brat Pack, starring in movies like the afore-mentioned "St. Elmo's Fire," "About Last Night..." and "One Crazy Summer."
By 1985, her marriage to Freddy Moore was over. She briefly dated Emilio Estevez (who, coincidentally, directs the upcoming "Bobby") and married Bruce Willis in 1987.
Mentions of her singing career are conspicuously absent from online biographies and articles. She did portray a singer in 1984's "No Small Affair" opposite John Cryer, but an IMDB message board thread on the film claims someone else's voice was used for the singing.
One further question: As far as I can tell, these demos have been available on the Internet since 2003. Why haven't they surfaced for the past three years?
Talk about Hollywood mysteries. Take that, "Black Dahlia."
Celebritology field agents Arthur Noll and Maura McCarthy contributed to this report.
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