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Toni Basil

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Toni Basil

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Full NameAntonia Christina Basilotta 
First NameAntonia
Middle NameChristina
Last NameBasilotta 
Birth NameAntonia Christina Basilotta 
ProfessionSinger, Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, and Filmmaker
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Birth CityPhiladelphia
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameLouis Basil 
Father ProfessionTheatre Actor
Mother NameJacqueline Basil 
Mother ProfessionDancer
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeLibra
Marital StatusSingle
EducationLas Vegas High School i
Height165 cm
Wiki Profile
Date of BirthSeptember 22,1943
Age77 years
Networth
Year2020
Amount5 million
Currencyusd

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    Body and Relation Status of Toni Basil

    What is Toni Basil marital status ?Single
    What is the height of Toni Basil?165 cm
    What is the weight of Toni Basil?kg

    Antonia Christina Basilotta, better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is one of the popular American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, choreographer, director, and filmmaker. Likewise, she came to highlights when her song “Mickey” became a hit during the 1980s music era. In fact, "Mickey" is the only Top 40 hit for Toni, making her a one-hit-wonder.

    The 76-year-old celebrity was born on 22nd September 1943 in Philadelphia, city of Pennsylvania. Her mother Jacqueline Basil was a professional dancer while her father Louis Basil worked in theatre. She further studied at the Las Vegas High School in 1961.

    Was Toni Basil Ever Married?

    The relationship status of Toni is single. Until to this day, she remains unmarried. She is in the late 70's now, and enjoying her life without a partner unlike Patsy Cline Hollywood.

    Toni Basil in her old films.
    Snap: Toni Basil, Dean Stockwell, and Wallace Berman 
    Source: Twitter @wendyOrourke

    The American artist has remained very discreet when it comes to sharing details about dating life. But the performer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been romantically involved with her ex-boyfriend, Dean Stockwell, 84, an American actor. Around 1962 to 1967, they were together for about five years.

    Nevertheless, the two used to live in a house in Los Angeles with two bedrooms. In addition, Dean marries three times. Joy Marchenko (m. 1981–2004), Millie Perkins (m. 1960–1962), and Carol Belle.

    Had Encounter With David Byrne (1981)

    An assistant choreographer, 76 has dated an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, music theorist, David Byrne in the past time (1981). The couple was in an romantic love relationship for a few years but later they later parted their ways due to some problems.

    Toni Basil with her ex-boyfriend, David Byrne
    Picture: Singer, Toni Basil with her ex-boyfriend, David Byrne
    Photo: Source: Pinterest

    This exes, Toni and David Byrne, 67 even worked together on various projects. In 1980, they choreographed and co-directed the music video for "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads. Similarly, she had a once love affair with a late American hairstylist, Jay Sebring (died on August 9, 1969).

    How Much Net Worth Toni Basil Holds?

    With her participation in so many fields, Toni Basil has been able to make heavy fortune successfully with over a six-decade career. She has an impressive net worth of $5 million as of early 2020, all due to her varied abilities as an actress, singer, dancer, and rock choreographer.

    Basil has launched the songs like Nobody, Space Girls, Shoppin' from A to Z, Over My Head, Street Beat, Do You Wanna Dance and Suspense. Likewise, Basil's debut studio album Word of Mouth reached # 15 in the UK and # 22 in the US, which was released in 1981.

    Toni Basil starred in Pajama Party (1964) with Dorothy Lamour, and Teri Garr
    Snap: Toni Basil starred in Pajama Party (1964) with Dorothy Lamour and Teri Garr
    Source: YouTube

    Some of her hits films are Pajama Party, Village of the Giants, Sweet Charity, Easy Rider, Myra Breckinridge, Five Easy Pieces, and Slaughterhouse Rock. In addition, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1988 for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

    Law Suit Against Disney and Viacom

    Mickey's singer filed the lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday against Disney and Viacom in September 2017. This is because, in their shows like South Park and RuPaul's Drag Race, they use her 1982 hit song without getting her official permission.

    In addition, Basil was seeking compensation for $25,000 in damages (plus $750 per music use), as well as the return of the rights for the song Mickey. Therefore, these incidences of breach of copyrights made her "despondent and physically ill" and also suffered from sleep deprivation, hallucinations, and anxiety.

    Actress, Toni is also naming the publisher Razor & Tie, the retailer Forever 21 and others for breaching the copyrights of her album.

     

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