Happy Birthday: Donna Summer (1948–2012)

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donnasummer.jpgDonna Summer (1948–2012)

Born: December 31, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: May 17, 2012 (age 63) in Naples, Florida, USA

[on her popularity as a disco singer] I think, no question, when you’re a singer and you’re looking to become so successful, it’s the moments of success, singing the Oscar-winning song and having that moment, winning Grammies and all that, but after you get those things, you’re sorta sitting there in the room and you’re thinking, “OK, what next?”. When actors say they got the Oscar and then they didn’t get [a] job for five years . . . it feels like internally, and it’s like, “Oh, OK, is that all there is?” and so I think you just have to keep setting new goals for yourself. For me, after I had success on that level, my next goals were personal, they were my family, go on it’s time…

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