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Lee Parkin Starkey
November 11, 1970 in London, England
Richard and Maureen Starkey
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Birth: Natural
Hospital: Queen Charlotte Maternity Hospital

Lee was born in 1970, just months after the Beatles had broken up. While Richie went to California, Maureen stayed at home watching Lee and her two older brothers, Zak and Jason. The Starkeys separated in 1974 and divorced in 1975 when Lee was almost 5 years old. Maureen got custody of the children while Richie was allowed visitation rights. On April 27, 1981, Richie remarried to actress Barbara Bach. Lee was one of the bridesmaids along with new step-sister, Francesca. During the rest of the 1980s, Lee continued on with school however she had a problem with what career she wanted to do in life. She enrolled in drama school but dropped out after not liking it. She enrolled in a make up artist school and even though she managed to get her diploma, she didn't like it either. She worked at Tower Records and A Hard Rock Cafe, which was owned by her step-father, Isaac Tigrett. She also co-starred in a car commercial with her father. In 1991, with friend Christian Paris, Lee opened a clothes boutique called Planet Alice. During the year, she lived with her mother, step-father, and half sister, Augusta until Planet Alice closed down and moved back to England. However in 1994, Lee rushed to her mother's side when Maureen was diagnosed with leukemia. Lee stayed with her mother, taking care of her mother. On December 30, 1994, Lee was at her mother's bedside when Maureen passed away. In August of 1995, Lee collapsed in England and was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with brain tumor. She had previously had numbness in her leg and arm, however luckily, the tumor was curable. Richie and Zak were touring together in the United States and cancelled the tour to be by her side. Lee was transferred to a hospital in the United States to continue on with her treatments. Lee soon went to Tennessee to recuperate at the home of her stepfather, maternal grandmother, and Augusta. In 2001, the tumor returned and Lee went back for more treatments. At this time, Lee is in the clear. Lee lives in London and is currently a make up artist and a fledging fashion designer. She has been seen at her brothers' concerts, Stella's fashion shows, and other charitable events while keeping a private profile. In September of 2009, Lee and Jay Mehler welcomed triplets, Smokey, Jakamo, and Ruby Tiger. 
 

Name Origins

Lee was a nice short name decided between Ringo and Maureen; a name that can not be shorten
Parkin
is Ringo's family name, was originally the surname of his grandfather before his mother remarried Starkey

 

Career

Fashion
*1991-1992 with Christian Paris, opened a 1960s inspirational fashion store, Planet
Alice, in London, England and Los Angeles, California

*Make Up Artist

 

Actor

*1980s appeared with Ringo Starr in a car commercial

written by Jeannette