Donna Summer

Composer, Lyricist
( b. Dec 31, 1948 Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - d. May 17, 2012 Naples, Florida, USA ) Female
Relations:Wife of Bruce Sudano (1980 - 2012) her death
Biography: Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts to Andrew Gaines and Mary Ellen Gaines. She grew up singing at church, and joined the Munich company of "Hair" in the 1960s. She was a member of the Viennese Folk Opera for a brief period of time. She worked as a backup singer before becoming a disco and pop sensation. She married Helmuth Sommer, with whom she had a daughter. She then married Bruce Sudano, with whom she had two daughters.

Film/TV Credits include: "Thank God It's Friday," "Family Matters," and "Disco at the BBC."

Other Awards: Grammy Awards: Best R&B Vocal Performance -- Female for the song "Last Dance" in 1978. Best Rock Vocal Performance -- Female for the song "Hot Stuff" in 1979. Best Inspirational Performance for the song "He's a Rebel" in 1983. Best Inspirational Performance for the song "Forgive Me" in 1984. Best Dance Recording for the song "Carry On" in 1997. She received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1992.

It is estimated that Summer has sold more than 130 million records worldwide.  

Broadway Production Credits

Musical, Original
Apr 23, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
Songs by Donna Summer

Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years
Musical, Revue, Original
Oct 24, 1982 - Oct 31, 1982
Featuring songs by Donna Summer
Featuring songs with lyrics by Donna Summer

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