Gloria Gaynor Biography
Gloria Gaynor is an American singer who rose to fame in the 1970s with her disco hits, such as “I Will Survive” and “Never Can Say Goodbye”.
She released several albums throughout the 1970s, but it was “I Will Survive” that made her a disco icon. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980.
Gloria Gaynor Age
Gaynor was born on September 7, 1943, in Newark, New Jersey. She is 79 years old as of 2022.
Gloria Gaynor Parents
Gaynor was born in Newark, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Daniel Fowles and Queenie Mae Proctor. Her grandmother lived nearby and was involved in her upbringing. Her father played the ukulele and guitar. He also sang professionally in nightclubs with a group called Step ‘n’ Fetchit.
Gloria Gaynor Siblings
Gaynor grew up a tomboy. She had five brothers and one sister. Her brothers sang gospel and they formed a quartet with a friend. However, she was not allowed to sing with the all-male group and neither was her younger brother Arthur because he was young. Arthur later acted as her tour manager.
Gloria Gaynor Husband
Gaynor was married to Linwood Simon, her former talent manager. They were married from 1979 to 2005. They divorced after 26 years of marriage and had no children.
Does Gloria Gaynor have children?
Gaynor does not have children. According to her, while she always wanted children, her ex-husband never desired any.
Gloria Gaynor Accident
In 1987, Gaynor had a serious injury when she fell over a monitor on stage and became paralyzed from the waist down. She underwent several surgeries to fix her spine and relieve her chronic pain.
In 2018, she had a complex and risky operation that broke and reconstructed her spine. She is now pain-free and able to walk upright and dance again.
Gloria Gaynor That 70’s Show
Gaynor guest-starred as Mrs. Clark on That 70’s show. She sang her popular song “I Will Survive” for Fez.
Gloria Gaynor Songs
Below are some of Gloria’s songs;
- “Honey Bee”
- “We Can Start All Over Again”
- “This Love Affair”
- “Let’s Make a Deal”
- “All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin'”
- “Anybody Wanna Party?”
- “You’re All I Need to Get By”
- “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
- “Be Mine”
- “The Eye of the Tiger”
- “I Want to Know What Love Is”
- “He’s Out of My Life”
- “I Am Alive”
- “Set Me Free”
- “Just Keep Thinking About You”
- “Broken Wings”
- “Can’t Fight the Feelin'”
- “I Will Survive (1993 Remix)”
- “I Will Survive (1996 Remix)”
Gloria Gaynor’s Net Worth
Gaynor has an estimated net worth of around $20 million.