Debbie Weems’s height is 5ft 6in (1.68 m)
Deborah Weems was born Feb. 3, 1951, in Houston, Texas to her parents Benjamin and Rowene. One cemetary source states that her birthday was Feb 1 1950, but that is at odds with her obituary. That same source also claims her middle name Booth. She grew up in a loving family with five sisters. During childhood her parents separated and each remarried. Debbie was part of that bigger family which included her step father Frank, often called “Posh” and step mother Susan. Her families were very supportive and encouraged Debbie Weems to pursue her talents. She attended Marlin Public Schools where we talents were recognized and from all reports she had a happy childhood. During the 1960s Debbie Weems attended the Interlochen Arts Academy (now called the Interlochen Center for the Arts) where she excelled in drama, music and theatre. She was selected as the lead role in many school productions such as “Annie Get Your Gun” and “The King and I” and “The Miracle Worker.” Debbie Weems also had smaller roles in many other productions. Friends from IAA remember her as a bubbly and energetic person who was fun. Debbie Weems was in a member of on stage productions of Godspell. She played various roles in Godspell where she sang and acted. The crowds loved her. She told friends that one of her favorite songs was “Day by Day” which she described as being personally very meaningful for her. Debbie Weems was also quite popular at the Lakewood Theatre also called the Lakewood Musical Playhouse, located in the now defunct Lakewood Park in Barnesville, PA. Debbie Weems was in the stock company in 1970. It is reported that Debbie Weems also played Mame in “Mame” and Daisy in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” and Winnefred in “Once Upon a Mattress” and Nellie in “South Pacific” and Sally in “Cabaret.” These performances were all in the late 1960s to early 1970s.
Debbie Weems lived in and around New York. She often spoke to friends of loving Central Park. It was a place for her where she could sing full out. Often crowds would gather around her as she played guitar and sang an impromptu concert. At times she would become set on a certain tune or melody. One fan recalls her concentrating on a tune from the short run of Tenderloin, “Little Old New York.” It is reported that Debbie Weems also spent time at The Boston Conservatory of Music. In 1976 Debbie Weems put out an album called “Debbie Weems Sings Songs From Captain Kangaroo.”
Friends report that Debbie Weems mental health and emotional state deteriorated in 1975-1977. Some report that she was chain smoking and that she may at times have been using illegal drugs. The drug scene was huge in New York in the mid 1970s especially in the theatre circles in which Debbie Weems was associated. On Wednesday February. 22, 1978 Debbie Weems left a treatment facility with an attendant to go to her home in New York to get some things of a personal nature. That day it is reported that she fell from the 16th floor of that high building. Her death has been considered a suicide.
First Name: Debbie
Last Name: Weems
Birth Full Name: Deborah Weems
Born: 3 February, 1951
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Died: 22 February, 1978
Death Location: New York City, New York
Cause of Death: (suicide)
Height: 5ft 6in (1.68 m)
Hair Color: Brown – Light
Astrological Sign: Aquarius