Donna Summer was an American singer and songwriter who rose to prominence during the 1970s disco era and was dubbed the “Queen of Disco,” with her music gaining a global following. She sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the most successful musicians of all time.
|Celebrated Name||Donna Summer|
|Age||63 Years Old (Died)|
|Birth Name||LaDonna Adrian Gaines|
|Birth Date||December 31, 1948|
|Place Of Birth||Boston|
|High School||Boston’s Jeremiah E. Burke High School|
|Awards||Grammy and more|
|Husband||Bruce Sudano, Helmuth Sommer (Ex)|
|Children||Natalia Pia Melanie “Mimi” Sommer, Brooklyn Sudano, and Amanda Sudano|
|Net Worth||$75 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Music Industry|
|Body Measurement||32-26-32 in|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Death Date||17th May 2012|
|Cause Of Death||Lung Cancer|
Donna Summer Age, Biography
Donna Summer was born on December 31, 1948, with the given name LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Her upbringing was in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her nationality was American, and her ethnicity was Mixed. Her 63rd birthday was recently celebrated. Andrew, his father, was a butcher, and Mary, her mother, was a schoolteacher.
She was the third of his parents seven children. She grew up in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. She went to Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston, where she was popular and performed in school musicals. Donna moved to New York a few weeks before graduation to pursue a music career. Crow, a blues rock band, later recruited her.
She learned German and sang several songs in it, as well as appeared in the musicals Ich bin ich (the German version of The Me Nobody Knows), Godspell, and Show Boat. Summer’s first single, a German version of the title “Aquarius” from the musical Hair, was released on Polydor in 1968, followed in 1971 by a second single, a remake of the Jaynetts’ 1963 hit, “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses,” from a one-off European deal with Decca Records.
Donna Summer Height & Weight
Donna Summer was a stunning actress who stood 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and weighed 60 kg. Her hair was dark brown, and her eyes were black. Her measurements were 32-26-32 in.
Donna Summer’s Net Worth
Donna Summer’s net worth was estimated to be $75 million as of August 2023. Her main source of income was the music industry. Prior to her death, she was living a lavish lifestyle.
Donna Summer’s Husband
Donna Summer had a husband. In 1973, she married her first husband, Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer. Natalia Pia Melanie “Mimi” Sommer, their daughter, was born. Following their divorce, she married singer-guitarist Bruce Sudano in 1980.
On January 5, 1981, she gave birth to their daughter Brooklyn Sudano (now an actress, singer, and dancer), and on August 11, 1982, she gave birth to their daughter Amanda Sudano (who, along with Abner Ramirez, formed the musical duo Johnnyswim in 2005).
Summer and her family relocated from Los Angeles’ Sherman Oaks neighborhood to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1995, where she took a break from show business to focus on painting, a hobby she developed in the 1980s. The happily married couple had a wonderful life before her death.
Donna Summer died on May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida, USA. She died at the age of 63 as a result of lung cancer. Summer, a nonsmoker, believed her cancer was caused by inhaling toxic fumes and dust from the September 11 attacks in New York City; she was in her apartment near Ground Zero at the time.