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Lisa Hartman Black (born June 1, 1956) is an American actress and singer.

Lisa Hartman Black
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Hartman in 1977.
Lisa Hartman

(1956-06-01) June 1, 1956 (age 63)
Other namesLisa Hartman Black
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1976–present
Clint Black (m. 1991)


After some minor television appearances, Hartman starred on the short-lived Bewitched spin-off, Tabitha during 1977-78. She subsequently appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and appeared in the 1981 CBS TV remake of Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, as Neely O'Hara.

Hartman's breakthrough as an actress came in 1982 when she began appearing on the prime time drama Knots Landing, playing rock singer Ciji Dunne. Her character engaged in romances with the characters played by Ted Shackelford and Michael Sabatino. Hartman was popular with audiences, and when Ciji was murdered off-screen in 1983, there was a public uproar. As a solution, Hartman was brought back on the show as Cathy Geary, also a singer, who later marries an unbalanced televangelist played by a young Alec Baldwin. Hartman remained with the show until 1986, when she was released due to budget cuts and because the show's writers felt there were no further storylines for her character. During her time on the series, she appeared in the film Where the Boys Are '84.

Hartman recorded four solo albums between 1976 and 1987 – two for Kirshner Records, one for RCA Records and one for Atlantic Records. Her most notable song is "If Love Must Go", which she performed on various television shows like Solid Gold and The Merv Griffin Show. Despite additional contributions from successful songwriters and producers including Jeff Barry, Dobie Gray, Bryan Adams, Rick Springfield, Will Jennings, and Holly Knight, the albums were not commercially successful. She achieved her most notable success with a duet with her husband entitled "When I Said I Do". It reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts on December 18, 1999 and was nominated for a Grammy Award. The duet was ranked #11 on CMT's 100 Greatest Duets in Country Music in 2005. They recorded a second duet titled "Easy For Me to Say", which peaked at #27 on the country music charts in 2002.

In summer of 1994, Hartman co-hosted Universal Studios Summer Blast, a TV special celebrating the 30th anniversary of Universal Studios.

In April 2011, her albums Lisa Hartman, Hold On and Letterock were released on CD with bonus tracks by Wounded Bird Records under license from Sony (who holds the rights to them now). Her last album 'Til My Heart Stops has already been reissued on CD on Wounded Bird Records.

In May 2012, Hartman starred in Flicka: Country Pride a movie from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. She plays the mother of a budding equestrian rider (Kacey Rohl).[1]

In 2005, Hartman starred in a made-for-TV film, Back to You and Me, on the Hallmark channel.

Personal lifeEdit

Hartman grew up in Houston, Texas. In 1991, she married musician Clint Black;[2] and, in 2001, the couple had a daughter, Lily Pearl Black.[3] They have lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 2002 after living in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California.[4][5]


Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details
Lisa Hartman
Hold On
  • Release date: May 11, 1979
  • Label: Kirshner Records
Lisa Hartman (Reissue of “Letterock”)
  • Release date: 1983
  • Label: RCA Records
'Til My Heart Stops


Year Single Album
1976 “Kentucky Rainbows” “Lisa Hartman”
1976 “Saying Hello, Saying I Love You” “Lisa Hartman”
1976 “Pickin Up The Pieces” “Lisa Hartman”
1979 “Walk Away” “Hold On”
1982 "If Love Must Go" Letterock
1982 “Hiding From Love” “Letterock”
1982 “Johnny’s Always On My Mind” “Letterock”
1987 “Tempt Me (If You Want To)” “til My Heart Stops”
1988 “The Dress” “til My Heart Stops”
1988 “I Don’t Need Love” “til My Heart Stops”

Featured singlesEdit

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
1999 "When I Said I Do" Clint Black 1 31 1 D'lectrified
2001 "Easy for Me to Say" 27 * Greatest Hits II
2016 "You Still Get to Me" On Purpose
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Music videosEdit

Year Video Director
1999 "When I Said I Do" (with Clint Black) Clint Black
2001 "Easy for Me to Say" (with Clint Black)
2016 "You Still Get to Me" (with Clint Black)[6] Ben Boutwell


  • Murder at the World Series (1977) – Stewardess
  • Tabitha (1977–78) – Tabitha Stephens
  • Fantasy Island (1978) – Sister Mary Teresa/Mary Hoyt; – (1978) Chris Malone
  • The Love Boat – "Alaska Wedding Cruise" (1979) – Carol Bowers
  • Vega$ – "Shadow on a Star" (1979) – Diana Payne
  • Hot Stuff: The Lisa Hartman Show (1979)
  • The Great American Traffic Jam (1980) – Nikki
  • Where the Ladies Go (1980) – Crystal
  • Magic on Love Island (1980) – Crystal Kramer
  • Just Tell Me You Love Me (1980) – Julie
  • Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (1981) – Neely O'Hara
  • Deadly Blessing (1981) – Faith Stohler
  • Knots Landing (1982–1986) – Ciji Dunne/Cathy Geary-Rush
  • T. J. Hooker – "The Witness" (1982) – Allison Baker
  • Where the Boys Are '84 (1984) – Jennie
  • Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues (1985) – Amanda Ryder
  • The 17th Bride (1985) – Liza
  • Student Exchange (1987)
  • Roses Are for the Rich (1987) – Autumn McAvin Norton Corbett Osborne
  • Matlock – "The Ambassador: Part 1 & 2" (1988) – Shelby Russell
  • Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (1989) – Sarah Dutton
  • The Take (1990) – Delaney
  • The Operation (1990) – Laura Parks
  • The Return of Eliot Ness (1991) – Madeline Whitfield
  • Red Wind (1991) – Kris Morrow
  • Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (1991) – Susan Lowell
  • Not of This World (1991) – Linda Fletcher
  • Bare Essentials (1991) – Sydney Wayne
  • 2000 Malibu Road (1992) – Jade O Keefe
  • Falsely Accused (1993) – Laurie Samuels
  • Someone Else's Child (1994) – Cory Maddox
  • Search for Grace (1994) – Ivy
  • Dazzle (1995) – Juanita 'Jazz' Kilkullen
  • Have You Seen My Son (1996) – Lael Pritcher
  • Out of Nowhere (1997) – Lauren Carlton
  • Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack (1998) – Ponder Favor
  • Back to You and Me (2005) – Sydney 'Syd' Ludwick
  • Flicka: Country Pride (2012) – Lindy

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Result
1999 Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Event of the Year - "When I Said I Do" (with Clint Black) Won
2000 42nd Grammy Awards Best Country Collaboration with Vocals - "When I Said I Do" (with Clint Black) Nominated


  1. ^ "Lisa Hartman Black Interview on Family Film Flicka: Country Pride". Family Focus Blog. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Top 25 Country Couples". GAC. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Welcome lily pearl black". American Media, Inc. November 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  4. ^ Sanz, Cynthia (August 24, 1992). "Playing House". People. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Lipton, Michael (March 29, 2004). "The Daddy Two-Step". People. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Clint Black : You Still Get To Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 8, 2016.

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