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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 September 1949Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameGloria Fowles
Nickname First Lady of Disco

Mini Bio (1)

Gloria Gaynor was born on September 7, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Gloria Fowles. She was previously married to Linwood Simon.

Spouse (1)

Linwood Simon (October 1979 - 2005) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Her hit single, I Will Survive, has been not only been a disco-themed song frequently played in nightclubs; it has been played frequently for various causes (e.g. benefits for AIDS, or in Gay/Lesbian gatherings).
Her 1979 #1 hit "I Will Survive" was awarded the first and only Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980 (the category was discontinued upon disco's fall into disrepair).
Her 1979 disco hit, "I Will Survive", was named the #1 song on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs, while "Never Can Say Goodbye" landed at #51.
Song "I Never Knew" with remixes by Hex Hector reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play chart (2002)
Song "Just Keep Thinking About You" with remixes by Jonathan Peters and Almighty reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play chart (2001)
Gloria Gaynor Day was held in the City of Newark on November 7, 2008.
Green Brook, New Jersey [December 2008]

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