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Donna Summer

Donna Summer was the Queen of Disco in the 1970s with a pop/dance/rock sound that was a hybrid of American soul and European synthesizer based music. Summer's musical career was launched on stage in Munich, Germany, in productions of Hair and Porgy & Bess. In Germany, she hooked up with producers, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, and delivered the orgasmic "Love to Love You Baby" which brought her worldwide fame. Summer was the first female artist to garner back-to-back multi-platinum double albums and the first female artist to incorporate synthesizers as well as the first artist to create an extended play song. Musically, she diversified into pop and rock, while career-wise, she appeared in the disco dud, Thank God It's Friday (1978), for which the song, "Last Dance" won an Academy Award for Best Song, as well as numerous American TV music specials.

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Dec 31, 1948 In Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The GRAMMY Awards 1959-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: Million Sellers 2022
Known For
Poster of Where Are They Now?
Poster of Champs-Elysées
Poster of Van Oekel's Discohoek
Poster of Disco
Movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: More 1978 Unknown 2022
Movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: Million Sellers Unknown 2022
Series 70 Years of Youth Revolt Self (archive footage) 2020-11-21
Movie High Energy: Disco on Amphetamines Self - Singer (archive footage) 2019-02-19
Movie Disco Europe Express Self - Singer (archive footage) 2018-02-23
Movie Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) Herself (Archival Footage) 2016-10-16
Movie Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends Herself 2011-03-11
Movie Best of Night of the Proms 2 Unknown 2007-01-01
Movie Donna Summer: Live Unknown 2005-01-01
Movie Songs From the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers Herself 2005-01-01
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie VH1 Presents Donna Summer: Live and More Encore! Herself 1999-12-21
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party 1997-02-28
Movie Rhythm Divine - History of Disco Music Herself (Archival) 1992-09-20
Series Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22
Movie Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Herself 1984-11-13
Movie A Hot Summer Night 1983-09-01
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie Thank God It's Friday Nicole Sims 1978-05-19
Movie The Midnight Special Legendary Performances 1976 1976-03-10
Series Van Oekel's Discohoek Unknown 1974-05-30
Series Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 1972-12-31
Series Disco Unknown 1971-02-13
Series Starparade Unknown 1968-03-14
Series Viña del Mar International Song Festival Self - Musical Guest 1963-02-14
Series The GRAMMY Awards Unknown 1959-05-04