Leif Garrett

American actor and singer Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett is an American singer, actor and television personality. He became famous in the late 1970s as a teen idol, but received much publicity in later life for his drug abuse and legal troubles.
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18 Vintage Celebrity Photos That Will Make You Want To Party Like It's 1979
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Betty White was still the coolest, rock stars played sports together and The Beatles hung out with The Rolling Stones. Here are 18 images that will take you back to the days of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Can you dig it? Clint Eastwood and Ethel Kennedy during 6th Annual RFK Tennis Tournament at Forest Hills in New York City, 1977. David Bowie and Cher perform a duet on the music/variety television show, 1975. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Arrive at Heathrow Airport, 1970. Elton John poses for a portrait with the rock band 'Kiss' in full regalia, 1977. Musicians Leif Garrett, Joan Jett, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson attend First Annual Rock and Roll Celebrity Sports Classic, 1977. Paul and Linda McCartney backstage with Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman at a Rolling Stones concert at The Palladium, 1978. Ike Turner and Tina Turner at a party in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1972. Dustin Hoffman and mother during "Kramer vs. Kramer" New York City Premiere, 1979. John Trav...
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Leif Garrett to Bieber: 'Every scum bag' wants you
USA Today - over 4 years
The '70s teen idol has some words of warning for his '10s counterpart.
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Leif Garrett to Justin Bieber: Been there, done that, watch out
LATimes - over 4 years
Leif Garrett, an elder statesman of bubblegum-pop rockers, kinda-sorta had a few words for Justin Bieber in an interview published Monday.
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“SNL” recap: Justin Bieber sexts Hillary Clinton for Valentine’s Day
Salon.com - about 5 years
It's always a risk having a musical guest take on hosting duties — not everyone has the gift for sketch comedy — but so far, "SNL" has been lucky, with Justin Timberlake over the years, Bruno Mars earlier this season, and  now the 18-year-old teen heartthrob. Does the Bieb have Timberlake comic chops? Not quite. But the kid was game for anything, and after reportedly being waylaid by food poisoning during rehearsals this week, he demonstrated himself to be a real trouper, letting the cast and writers make fun of his homeboy posturing, naïveté, lack of textbook smarts, recent weed "scandal (for which he apologized, in a Miley Cyrus sketch), his barely pubescent presence (does he shave yet? That face is smooove) and the throngs of girls (and women) who worship him because or in spite of it.  I finally sort of see the appeal — not of his music (oh God, it's bad), but of him. He's the Leif Garrett of the 21st century, an aspiring badass pinup — albeit one with a sweet face and killer eyeb...
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Justin Bieber Drives Worst Than He Sings - TMR Zoo
Google News - over 6 years
Justin should call Leif Garrett; Leif will show him how to really wreck a sports car. If Leif can't do it Vince Neil from Motley Crue is always available. No the pic above isnt a picture of Justin's Ferrari. It is just a picture of what we were hoping
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Action acquires four new programs from truTV plus new seasons of edgy ... - Channel Canada
Google News - over 6 years
Danny Bonaduce, Leif Garrett, Judy Gold and other stars add comical commentary to the most amazingly stupid, real-life videos featuring dumb criminals, reckless drivers and partiers-gone-wild.Smoking Gun Presentspremieres Wednesday, August 31 at 11 pm
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Hair Band Fans Suffer a Huge Loss but Leif Garrett Still Alive at 49 - TMR Zoo
Google News - over 6 years
With the death yesterday of Warrant lead singer Jani Lane once again we needed to check in on Leif Garrett. And yes Leif is unbelievably not only still alive but still sober. As we reported earlier in the
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Joe Dirt Quotes - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 6 years
Come on, back then you were listenin' to Leif Garrett.” - Zander Kelly Joe Dirt gets a job as a janitor at a radio station, and when Dennis Miller's hotshot DJ character takes an interest in him, Dirt's notoriety soars. Some of the best “Joe Dirt”
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Ashton Kutcher Opens 2011 Teen Choice Awards With Katy Perry 'Teenage Dream ... - PopCrush (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Kutcher showed his age by comparing himself to singer Leif Garrett before he dispensed some advice to the teenagers in the audience. His words of wisdom? To never use a credit card if you don't have the cash to pay it off. After he was finished acting
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Jason Wahler Reaches Out To Lauren Conrad After 1 Year of Sobriety - StyleBistro
Google News - over 6 years
Wahler's Celebrity Rehab costars Janice Dickinson, Jeremy London, Jason Davis and Leif Garrett showed their support and attended the party, which was sponsored by Sober is Sexy and Body Armor. His new girlfriend of a few weeks, Ashley Slack,
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TRIVIA: What's with teens and their Twitter, Gaga, Bieber, Glee? - STLtoday.com
Google News - over 6 years
If Twitter had been around in the late '70s, Shaun Cassidy, Scott Baio and Leif Garrett might have been among the trending topics. Instead, they shared a cover on Tiger Beat magazine. Tiger Beat is still around. It's online too. At this moment, Bieber,
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Californian concerts and comedy listings for July 28-Aug. 3 - North County Times
Google News - over 6 years
The Tubes ---- With host Leif Garrett; 8 pm July 23; Wiens Family Cellars, 35055 Via Del Ponte, Temecula; 951-658-2411, goldencrownproductions.com. Warren Hill ---- Part of the Sunset Jazz in the vines 2011 concert series; 7:30 pm July 23; Wilson Creek
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Who sent our hearts aflutter? Teen idols Shaun Cassidy, Rex Smith, Leif ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 6 years
Artistry doesn't matter when it comes to teen idols -- Leif Garrett and his satin disco pants are proof of that. Fans adore them anyway. It's more than adoration. It's shriek-provoking, near-delusional devotion. Even by teenage-idol standards,
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Exclusive Interview: Phil Varone Talks Sex Tapes, Politics and Rock n Roll - Disarray Magazine
Google News - over 6 years
My last show here I had Leif Garrett and Matt Kramer. It really is just good fun like a ninety minute show with a little bit of everything. A “one-stop shock” as I like to say. Disarray: Well I have to ask, you claim to have been with 3000 women
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leif Garrett
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 51
    He embarked on another tour of the country in 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 50
    In a 2012 interview, Garrett stated, "At 16 I always used to say that I never want to have a kid because I don’t want to bring it into this world.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 48
    Garrett toured South Korea in May 2010, with shows in Seoul and Busan.
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    On October 18, 2010, Garrett pleaded no contest to heroin possession in Los Angeles and entered a court-ordered rehabilitation program.
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    On February 1, 2010, Garrett was arrested again for possession of narcotics.
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    In a 2010 episode, Garrett reenacted his most recent arrest with two actors, including Todd Bridges, another show regular, portraying police officers.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    In 2008, the producers of TruTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest added Garrett to their cast, which features comedic commentary from celebrities like Garrett who have had brushes with the law.
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    In November 2007, Garrett released the album Three Sides of, which constituted songs he recorded with his current band F8 and his 1990s band Godspeed as well as some new songs.
    In August 2007, Country Music Television (CMT) cast Garrett in the short-lived Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, among nine celebrities appearing on the show.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    On New Year's Eve 2006, Garrett first appeared in Las Vegas with retro act Original Idols Live!, hosted by Barry Williams.
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    In September 2006, Garrett appeared on the celebrity edition of Fear Factor.
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  • 2003
    Age 41
    In 2003, Garrett appeared as himself in the David Spade film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    He also appeared in summer stock at The Barn Theatre's production of Old Timer in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 38
    Garrett's stage work includes playing the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and, in late 2000, appearing in the National Theatre of the Deaf's production of A Child's Christmas In Wales.
  • 1999
    Age 37
    On June 29, 1999, Los Angeles police arrested Garrett in the MacArthur Park area after he allegedly tried to buy cocaine and heroin from undercover officers.
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    Garrett also dated celebrities such as his former Family co-star Kristy McNichol, Tatum O'Neal and Justine Bateman. In the 1990s, Garrett was also in a long-term relationship with actress Elaine Bilstad, who died in 1999 of a heart problem.
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    In 1999 he formed the band Godspeed with Christopher Wade Damerst and Michael Scott (The Distortions, Deadtime Stories).
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  • 1998
    Age 36
    In 1998, a greatest hits compilation, The Leif Garrett Collection, was released.
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  • 1995
    Age 33
    In the mid-1990s, Garrett returned to acting and singing, appearing in the 1995 low-budget horror film Dominion, touring with The Melvins and recording vocals for their cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on The Crybaby (2000).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 17
    On November 3, 1979, five days before his 18th birthday, Garrett crashed a Porsche 914 that was being leased to his mother after a midnight party while he was driving to buy more cocaine.
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    Beginning in 1979, Garrett dated English actress Nicollette Sheridan; they split six years later.
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  • 1978
    Age 16
    In mid-1978 he signed with Scotti Brothers Records and recorded his second album, Feel the Need.
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  • 1977
    Age 15
    The album was released in July 1977, and his first four singles charted modestly on the US Billboard Hot 100.
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  • 1976
    Age 14
    In autumn of 1976, Garrett signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records and recorded his first album early in 1977, Leif Garrett.
  • 1975
    Age 13
    In the fall of 1975, Garrett, at 13, appeared in the role of Endy Karras in a 12-week CBS drama series Three for the Road, with Alex Rocco as his father, Peter Karras, and Vincent Van Patten as his older brother, John Karras.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 9
    In 1971, Garrett received a check in the mail incorrectly addressed to a "Leif Garrett".
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  • 1961
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1961.
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