Gloria Gaynor Biography

Gloria Gaynor

Quick Facts Of Gloria Gaynor

Celebrated Name Gloria Gaynor
Age 76 Years
Nick Name Gloria Gaynor
Birth Name Gloria Fowles
Birth Date 1943-09-07
Gender Female
Profession Disco Artist
Birth Nation American
Place Of Birth Newark, New Jersey
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
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Marital Status Married But Divorced
Spouse Linwood Simon (M. 1975; Div. 2005)
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Father Daniel Fowles
Mother Queenie Mae Proctor
Siblings Five
Height 5 feet 7 inches
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Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $20 Million
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Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia,Instagram,Twitter,Facebook

Gloria Gaynor is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for the disco era hits I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye, Let Me Know (I Have A Right) and I Am What I Am. Her first real success came in 1975 with the release of her album Never Can Say Goodbye, which established her as a disco artist. Let's know more about her through this article.

What is Gloria Gaynor famous for?

  • An American singer.

When was Gloria Gaynor born?

Recalling her early life, Gloria Gaynor was born as Gloria Fowles in Newark, New Jersey to Daniel Fowles and Queenie Mae Proctor in the year of 1943. She is American by nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Similarly, She grew up a tomboy: she had five brothers, but no sister. For education, She went to South Side High School and graduated in 1961.

When did Gloria Gaynor begin her music career?

  • Moving towards her career, Gloria began singing in a night club in Newark, where she was recommended to a local band by a neighbor. After several years of performing in local clubs and along the east coast, she began her recording career in 1971 at Columbia Records.
  • Her first real success came in 1973 when she was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis. The fruit of that was the release of the flop single Honey Bee.
  • Moving on to MGM Records she finally hit with the album Never Can Say Goodbye on MGM. The first side of the album consisted of three songs with no break between the songs.
  • After her 1976 album, I've Got You, she shifted from her hit production team, to work with other productions. She has recorded some 16 albums since, including one in England, one in Germany, and two in Italy.
  • In the next few years, She released the albums Glorious and Gloria Gaynor's Park Avenue Sound, but would only enjoy a few more moderate hits. 
  • However, in late 1978, with the release of her album Love Tracks, she climbed the pop charts again with her smash hit single I Will Survive. 
  • In late 1979, she released the album I Have a Right which contained her next disco hit, Let Me Know (I Have a Right), which featured Doc Severinsen of The Tonight Show fame, on trumpet solo. 
  • She also recorded a disco song called Love Is Just a Heartbeat Away in 1979 for the cult vampire movie Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula which featured several Disco songs.
  • In 1980 and again in 1981, She released two disco albums which were virtually ignored in the United States due to the backlash against disco, which began late in 1979. The album's singles barely registered on Urban contemporary radio, where disco music remained popular.

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  • In 1982, having looked into a wide variety of faiths and religious movements, she became a Christian and began to distance herself from a past she considered being sinful. She would not release an album in 1982.
  • In 1983, she released an album entitled Gloria Gaynor, in which she rejected disco for mid-tempo R&B and Pop style songs. The album contained a patriotic song called America as well as a new version of I Will Survive. In this new version of I Will Survive, she changed the lyrics of the song to advertise her recent conversion to Christianity. 
  • Her career received a revitalizing spark in the early and mid-1990s with the worldwide disco revival movement. During the late 1990s, she dabbled in acting for a while, guest-starring on The Wayans Bros, That 70s Show (singing "I Will Survive"), and Ally McBeal, before doing a limited engagement performance in Broadway's Smokey Joe's Cafe. 
  • In 2001, She performed I Will Survive at the 30th Anniversary Concert for Michael Jackson.
  • She returned to the recording studio in 2002, releasing her first album in over 15 years, entitled, I Wish You, Love. The two singles released from the album, Just Keep Thinking About You and I Never Knew, both topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play.
  • In 2004, She re-released her 1997 album The Answer as a follow up to her successful album I Wish You, Love. The album includes her popular club hit Oh, What a Life.
  • More television appearances followed in the late 2000s with 2009 appearances on The John Kerwin Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The View to promote the 30th anniversary of I Will Survive.
  • In 2010, she appeared on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show.
  • Due to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas in August 2017, She rewrote the lyrics to I Will Survive, changing the title to Texas Will Survive, and posted video of herself singing the song on Twitter on August 30th, 2017.
  • In January 2020, she won her second Grammy Award in her career, 40 years after her first (for I Will Survive), for her roots gospel album Testimony.

Who is Gloria Gaynor married to?

Reflecting on her personal life, Gloria was married to Linwood Simon in 1975. They live a blissful life until their divorce in 2005. There is no information available about why they were separated or even they have children or not. If you know more about her, please share it with us by using the comment below. So, we can share others like you.

How much is Gloria Gaynor's worth?

Being a music industry, Gloria earns an impressive amount of money and salary from her profession as a singer. Based on some online reports, her estimated net worth said to be $20 million at present. However, her salary and assets details are yet to be disclsoed.

How tall is Gloria Gaynor?

Observing her body physics, Gloria stands a height of 5 feet 7 inches and her current weight is yet to be disclosed. Similarly, she has a pair of black hair and dark brown hair color. Further, her body measures are yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclsoed, we will let you know.

Did You Know?

  • Many different sources list her birth year as either 1947 or 1949, but she was in fact born in 1943.