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By Amber Taufen
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Madonna's baby-to-be (reportedly a girl to be named Lola, after the Marlene Dietrich character in 1930's The Blue Angel) is a star even before sticking her head out of her mom's well-publicized womb. But will she stay one? It's not easy, as the offspring of the famous performers below can attest.
Star Mom And/Or Dad: Frank Sinatra
Notable Offspring: Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, Frank Jr.
Career Highlight: Nancy: "These Boots Are Made for Walking" hit number one in 1966. Tina: Wrote a book about - surprise- her dad. Frank Jr.: Was kidnapped as a youth. Strangely, he was returned relatively unharmed.
Recent Accomplishment: Nancy: Posed nude in Playboy to the horror of practically everyone. Tina: Considered suing Frank Sr. for alleged violations of his will, even though he's not dead yet. Frank Jr.: Leads his father's band whenever Pop is together enough to tour. Has lots of free time.
Recent Accomplishment: Separating from Michael so she never has to have sex with him again.
Star Mom And/Or Dad: Bob Marley
Notable Offspring: Ziggy Marley, Rohan Marley
Career Highlight: Ziggy: Credibly extending his father's musical legacy. Rohan: As a sophomore linebacker at the University of Miami, he led the team in tackles--and refused to cut his dreadlocks.
Recent Accomplishment: Ziggy: Part of a summer tour wags are calling Hip-Hop-alooza. Rohan: Dropped out of school to go pro but was spurned by NFL. Occasionally sings backup for Ziggy's band. Those dreadlocks are finally paying off.
Recent Accomplishment: Liza: Made an album with the Pet Shop Boys that was even worse than a Pet Shop Boys album. Lorna: Opened for Don Rickles in Las Vegas in May. Says Liza hasn't spoken to her in nineteen months. Good move, Liza.
Recent Accomplishment: Hired as drummer for a Who-reunion presentation of Quadrophenia in London this summer. Perhaps someday he'll get a chance to play with musicians his own age.
Recent Accomplishment: Stars in new Bernardo Bertolucci film, Stealing Beauty. Described in an early review as "pneumatic."
Star Mom And/Or Dad: Frank Zappa
Notable Offspring: Moon (formerly Moon Unit) Zappa, Dweezil Zappa
Career Highlight: Moon: "Valley Girl," a duet with Frank, was a smash in 1982. Dweezil: Was once romantically linked with Demi Moore. Dodged a bullet there, pal.
Recent Accomplishment: Moon: Co-stars with Beverly D'Angelo in the video-express film All Points Between. Dweezil: Cindy Crawford appeared in a commercial for a CD by his band, Z, but the disc still didn't sell. Dad's royalty checks sure come in handy, don't they?
Star Mom And/Or Dad: Sonny and Cher
Notable Offspring: Chastity Bono
Career Highlight: Worked as a greeter at Bono, her father's failed Italian restaurant in L.A. Later fronted a band that went nowhere.
Recent Accomplishment: A columnist for the Advocate, Chastity, a lesbian, publicly criticized Sonny after Congressman Bono sponsored an anti-gay-marriage bill. And the beat goes on.
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