Summer, Donna

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Summer, Donna Gender: F
Donna Adrian Gaines
born on 31 December 1948 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°20' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°56 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 06°07'

Donna Summer
photo: Harrywad, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American singer who began her career by singing with a number of Boston rock groups, Tested for a role in the Broadway production of the musical "Hair," she was offered instead the lead in the Munich production, 1968. She moved on to the Vienna production in 1971 where she met and married an Austrian actor, Helomut Sommer. She starred in "Godspell" in Germany 1973 and found enthusiastic fans for her records in Germany.

Summer worked as a sessions singer and also recorded with the labels of Moroder, then Neil Bogart, reaching the top of the U.S. charts in 1976. In January 1979, she was the American Music Award, and was confirmed as the Queen of Disco.

On 7/16/1980, she made a second marriage, to musician Bruce Sudano in Los Angeles. Their daughter Amanda Grace was born on 8/11/1982.

Extremely religious, she became a born-again-Christian in 1979. In 1985 she bought a farm outside of Los Angeles. Extremely extravagant, she fortunately exhibits and sells her art, neo-primitive paintings and lithographs. At a 1990 exhibit in Beverly Hills, she sold 75 pieces for as much as $38,000 each.

She died on Thursday, 17 May 2012, from lung cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1968 (Lead singer in Munich production of "Hair")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1973 (Starred in "Godspell" in Germany)
  • Work : Gain social status 1976 (Top of the U.S. charts)
  • Work : Gain social status January 1979 (Won in the American Music Awards)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 16 July 1980 at 12:00 noon in Los Angeles, CA (Second marriage Bruce Sudano)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 11 August 1982 (Daughter Amanda Grace born)
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  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1985 (Bought farm outside L.A.)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 1990 (Art show, paintings sold high)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis July 2011 (lung cancer diagnosed ten months before death)
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  • Death by Disease 17 May 2012 at 05:00 AM in Key West (lung cancer, died 'early in the morning')
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford 6/1996


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Neo-primitive and lithographs)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (In musical production of "Hair")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (American Music Award)