HWOF

Search

About this star

Donna Summer

Next star: Dennis Quaid
Previous star: Wink Martindale

Biography

Summer in December 2009

Source: Wikipedia

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), better known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late-1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard album chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Fact file

  • Birth name: LaDonna Adrian Gaines
  • Also known as: Queen of Disco Donna Gaines
  • Born: December 31, 1948 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Died: May 17, 2012 (aged 63) Naples, Florida, U.S.
  • Genres: Pop disco dance rock new wave R&B funk gospel soul
  • Occupation(s): Singer songwriter painter
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Years active: 1968–2012
  • Labels: Oasis Casablanca Geffen Atlantic Mercury WEA Epic Burgundy
  • Associated acts: Giorgio Moroder Brooklyn Dreams

Read more about Donna Summer at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

florestc
Variety, 2018-06-06 16:45:01
Tommy Mottola was the king of the music business for so long that he had his pick of any A-list star to perform at his 2000 wedding to Mexican singer and actress Thalía. He invited Donna Summer. “She’s my wife’s favorite singer,” Mottola recalls on a recent afternoon. “I didn’t ...

'Summer: The Donna Summer Musical' Cast Perform Disco-Dazzled 'MacArthur Park' on 'The Tonight Show': Watch
Billboard, 2018-05-22 11:40:38
The Queen of Disco is coming back to life on the Broadway stage thanks to Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and viewers of Monday...

gbcox
Variety, 2018-05-15 18:28:59
LaChanze has a favorite Donna Summer song — but you won’t hear it in “Summer,” the Broadway bio-musical for which the actress is currently nominated for a Tony in the title role. The tune is “State of Independence,” and the actress tried hard to get it on the song list. ...

Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Sycamore and Orange

Find out more about this area

From here you can:

Nearby you will also find Kiefer Sutherland, Brock Peters, Alan Ladd Jr., Tom Hanks, Wink Martindale, Dennis Quaid, Dean Stockwell, Suzanne Somers, Liza Minnelli, Michael Bolton, and many others.