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Dee Dee Ramone

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The founding member of legendary punk-rockers the Ramones, bassist Dee Dee Ramone was a key contributor to such three-chord classics as "Blitzkrieg Bop," "I Wanna Be Sedated," and "Teenage Lobotomy." Born Douglas Glenn Colvin in Fort Lee, VA, in 1952, and raised in Berlin, Germany, Dee Dee's family relocated to Queens, NY, in the late '60s. It was in New York City that the streetwise youth developed an interest in unconventional music and what would become a lifelong addiction to heroin. Working numerous odd jobs and following the lead of bands such as the Stooges and the New York Dolls, Dee Dee began to shape the origins of what would eventually become the Ramones. During their enduring three-decade career, albums such as their eponymous debut, Rocket to Russia, and Too Tough to Die established the band as one of the punk movement's most important and influential groups whose reverberations would be felt well into the next century. Despite rocky relations with his bandmates and harrowing bouts with addiction that were the frequent cause of internal rifts, Dee Dee nevertheless provided the inspiration for some of the band's most memorable tunes. As the feature of the 1979 camp-classic Rock 'n' Roll High School, the Ramones made a successful foray into film, and Dee Dee would later turn up in such efforts as Born to Lose: The Last Rock 'n' Roll Movie (1999) and as shock-rocker G.G. Allin's bassist in the 1993 documentary Hated: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies. On June 5, 2002, Dee Dee's lifelong struggle with heroin sadly caught up with him, and the legendary musician was found dead in his Hollywood home. He was 50.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ramones - The True Story
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Ramones Raw
  • Actor
2004
95% End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet What About Me
  • Actor
2003
80% Hey is Dee Dee Home
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bikini Bandits Experience
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bikini Bandits: The Movie
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Born To Lose: The Last Rock 'N' Roll Movie
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Ramones - Around the World
  • Actor
1998
63% Hated: G.G. Allin & the Murder Junkies
  • Actor
1994
80% Rock 'n' Roll High School
  • Himself
1979
No Score Yet Ramones - It's Alive 1974-1996
  • Actor
1974

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