Donna Summer

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Donna Summer

Summer in 1977
Background information
Birth name LaDonna Adrian Gaines
Born December 31, 1948(1948-12-31)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died May 17, 2012(2012-05-17) (aged 63)
Englewood, Florida, U.S.
Years active 1968–2012

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948–May 17, 2012), better known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer-songwriter. She was an African American Christian who was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] She became famous during the disco era in the 1970s and became a pop icon. She died of lung cancer in Englewood, Florida. In 1982 she released a single with Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, and Stevie Wonder called "State of Independence". She is known for such singles as "Last Dance" and "She Works Hard for the Money".

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