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Lee, Tommy

Born: 1962

Musician
Born in Athens, Greece

Father: David Lee Thomas Bass (Welsh Army sergeant)
Mother: Vasiliki "Voula" Papadimitriou - Bass (Miss Greece 1957)
Sister: Athena Bass (drummer, Krunk)

famous greeksTommy Lee is known to rockers as the drummer for Mötley Crüe, and known to the rest of the world as the ex-husband of Pamela Anderson, and star of one of the most popular movies of the 1990s.

Lee was born Thomas Lee Bass, and spent his first four years in Greece before moving to Southern California. He dropped out of high school and drummed with a band called Suite 19 until 1981, then left to form Mötley Crüe with Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, and Lee's high school buddy Vince Neil.

Sixx's nickname for Lee was "T-Bone" -- "T" for Tommy and bone for ... well, ask Sixx. Lee left Mötley Crüe in 1999, to spend more time with his family, and soon formed his new band, Methods of Mayhem.

Lee was briefly married to a model in the 1980s, then married to Heather Locklear in the early 1990s, and to Pamela Anderson in the late-90s.

Anderson filed for divorce in November 1996, but they reconciled and renewed their wedding vows on 24-Dec-1996. She filed for divorce again in February 1998, after Lee was sentenced to six months in jail for beating her. They reconciled again in early 1999, and when Anderson said "We're working on rebuilding our family," who wasn't rooting for their storybook love? But alas, they separated again shortly thereafter, and eventually divorced.

While married, Lee and Anderson filmed a video memento of their love. In a mystery that remains unsolved, the tape was allegedly stolen from their house in 1997, and released as Pam & Tommy Lee: Stolen Honeymoon.

They sued the film's distributor, Internet Entertainment Group of Seattle, but settled out of court, presumably for a cut of the profits. The un-cut version of Stolen Honeymoon was 1998's #1 adult video in both sales and rentals.

In 2001, a 4-year-old guest drowned in the pool at Lee's Malibu home, at a birthday party for Lee's son Brandon. The dead child's parents, actress Ursula Karven and TV producer James Veres, sued Lee for negligence, for failing to have a lifeguard or anyone trained in CPR present. They lost.

        

 




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