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Donna Summer

Singer Donna Summer

Profession: Singer

United States of America

Biography: Last Dance, Hot Stuff, Carry On

Born: December 31, 1948
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: May 17, 2012 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

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Married Life

  • 1971-08-05 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer; divorce in 1976
  • 1976-11-24 American singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage
  • 1980-07-16 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award-winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

Historical Events

  • 1980-10-20 Geffen records release their first album, Donna Summer's "The Wanderer"
  • 1992-03-18 American pop singer Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 2013-04-18 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Heart; Albert King; Randy Newman; Public Enemy; Rush; Donna Summer; Quincy Jones; and Lou Adler

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