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Gloria Gaynor

Facts of Gloria Fowles

Full Name:Gloria Fowles
Age:77 years 4 months
Birth Date:September 07, 1943
Lucky Number:6
Lucky Stone:Sapphire
Lucky Color:Green
Best Match for Marriage:Taurus, Capricorn
Birth Place:Newark, New Jersey, USA
Father's Name:Daniel Fowles
Mother's Name:Queenie Mae Proctor
Marital Status:Divorce
Profession:Singer, Songwriter
Education:Newark's Southside High School
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Net Worth:$20 million
Hair Color:Dark brown
Eye Color:Black
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Gloria Gaynor is an American singer-songwriter who is best known for the disco era hits “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Hot 100 #9, 1974), etc.

She is also famous for “Let Me Know (I Have A Right)” (Hot 100 #42, 1980), “I Will Survive” (Hot 100 #1, 1979), and “I Am What I Am” (Hot 100 #82, 1983).

What is Gloria Gaynor Famous For?

  • Is an American singer-songwriter
  • Recognized for her songs Let Me Know, and Never Can Say Goodbye

Gloria Gaynor: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity

Gloria Gaynor was born Gloria Fowles on September 7, 1943, in Newark, New Jersey, the USA to father Daniel Fowles and mother Queenie Mae Proctor.

There is still an issue of her date of birth whether it is 1947 or 1949. Her father played the ukulele and guitar and also used to sing professionally in nightclubs with a group called Step ‘n’ Fetchit.

Gloria grew up along with her five brothers who sang gospel and formed a quartet with a friend.

She was not supposed to sing along with other male groups nor was her younger brother Arthur because Gloria was a girl and he was too young.

Her family was financially poor but always filled with laughter and happiness, and the dinner table being open to neighborhood friends.

In 1960, they moved to a housing project and she later acted as a tour manager for Gaynor. Gloria holds American citizenship and her ethnicity is African-American.

Education Details

For education, she graduated from Newark’s Southside High School in 1961.

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All About Gloria Gaynor’s Career

In the 1960s, she collaborated with a jazz/pop band Soul Satisfiers and released her first solo single titled “She’ll Be Sorry/Let Me Go Baby” in 1965.

She rose to fame in 1975 with the release of her album Never Can Say Goodbye. The album consisted of three disco songs which were titled “Honey Bee”, “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”. There were no breaks in between the songs.

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Caption: Gloria Gaynor (Source: Dance 70)

Her other singles are “Honey Bee” (1974), “Casanova Brown” (1975), and “Let’s Make A Deal” (1976) – became hits in the clubs and reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s disco charts. After the album, I’ve Got You, Gaynor shifted to work with other productions.

In late 1978, she released her album Love Tracks and climbed the pop charts again because of her song “I Will Survive”.

Moreover, she released the album I Have A Right in late 1979, which contained her next disco hit, “Let Me Know (I Have The Right)”.

She had difficulty having hit records in the U.S. after “I Am What I Am”, most of her subsequent single chart on the UK Singles Chart.

During the late 1990s and the 2000s, Gaynor returned to the American charts and released her albums “I Wish You Love” (2002) and “The Answer” (2006).

On May 16, 2015, she won the honorary degree of Doctor of Music by Dowling College.

Texas Will Survive

Also, Gaynor rewrote the lyrics to “I Will Survive”, changing the title to “Texas Will Survive” after the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas in August 2017 and posted a video of herself singing the song on Twitter on August 30, 2017.

Awards and Nominations

In January 2020, she was awarded the second Grammy Award in her career, 40 years after her first (for I Will Survive).

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Caption: Gloria Gaynor (Source: Grazia Daily)

Gloria Gaynor: Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of around $20 million USD but her salary and income are under review. As an American singer, she might earn around $40k per annum.

Favorite Things

  • Songs: I Will Survive
  • Hobby: Singing

Gloria Gaynor: Husband, Children

She married Linwood Simon in 1975 but they divorced in 2005. Also, they did not welcome any children. After that, she might be living her single life.

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Rumors and Controversies

Gloria has not been involved in any unwanted rumors and controversies in her personal and professional life.

Gloria Gaynor: Height, Weight, Eye Color

She has a height of 5 ft. 7 inches and has a pair of black eyes and dark brown hair.

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Caption: Gloria Gaynor (Source: BZ Berlin)

Is Gloria Gaynor active on social media?

She has around 41k followers on Instagram, about 38.5k followers on Twitter, and around 87k followers on Facebook.

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Did You Know?

  • She enjoyed listening to the radio during her childhood.
  • She had an interest in singing since her childhood.
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