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Gloria Loring Biofile

Published by on January 28, 2013 filed under BioFiles   ·   Comments (1)
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Status: Recording artist, songwriter, actress, author.
First memory of music: Singing in church choir, mimicking people on televeision. I was 5 or 6.

Music inspirations: Peggy Lee, Beverly Kenny, Ella Fitzgerald – my dad was a jazz musician, so that was the music he played in our home.

Last book read: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

First job: Singing with a group, Those Four, in coffeehouses around Miami Beach.

First Famous Musician Or Singer You Met: When my career first started, I sang along with Tony Bennett at a jam session and appeared in concert with Frank Sinatra.

Current car: A 2011 Cadillac SRX, my all-wheel chariot to handle the snow that accompanies living in the mountains.

Childhood dreams: To be a singer or a teacher; now I’m both.

Favorite ice cream flavor: French vanilla with little flecks of real vanilla bean.

Greatest career moment(s): Singing on the Academy Awards. Next, the day my record “Friends and Lovers” hit #1 (in 1986).

Most painful career moment: Singing the National Anthem at the Rose Bowl and not hearing the starting pitch.

Most memorable performance(s): Touring in Australia.

Funny career memory: Can’t think of one!

Embarrassing career memory: Singing the National Anthem, this for a woman who usually has perfect pitch.

Favorite live performers: my son, Robin Thicke; Aretha Franklin, Sting, Bono

Hobbies/interests/leisure activities: Reading, time with my family, especially Nana’s gorgeous boys, Tyler and Julian.

People/personality qualities most admired: Thoughtfulness, kindness, compassion, forthrightness.

Career Accomplishments: Co-composer of the theme songs for TV shows “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Facts of Life”; Created and published two volumes of “Days of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbooks”; Created new musical show “TV Tunez” which is a celebration of TV’s best theme songs and currently in development for a Las Vegas run; Authored most recent book titled “Coincidence Is God’s Way Of Remaining Anonymous.”

DOB: Dec. 10. 1946 In: New York, NY


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  1. voltaire amogues says:

    i am one of Gloria’s big fans here in the Philippines…i found her music video on youtube and i hear it on fm radio stations that only play 80′s music. i am into lovesongs since 1988 (since i was 3). they are relaxing and far better than the music nowadays. in all my years in this world there have been less than ten people who believed me when i told them i havent forgotten some of my 80′s childhood memories. they dont believe that i started making memories as early as 3.. my secret is the 80′s music.

Scoop Malinowski

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