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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 December 1946New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameGloria Jean Goff
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

A consummate singer and entertainer, Gloria Loring is the recording artist of the #1 hit song "Friends and Lovers," co-composer of television theme songs for Diff'rent Strokes (1978) and The Facts of Life (1979), an audience favorite from daytime TV's Days of Our Lives (1965), spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the author of seven books, a keynote speaker, one of the few artists to sing two nominated songs at the Academy Awards, and is the mother of world-wide singing sensation Robin Thicke.

With eleven albums to her credit, Loring has performed all over North America and Australia. As an actress and singer, she's starred in musicals, movies of the week, prime time series and specials, and has hosted television shows and live events.

Gloria's new book, Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous: Reflections on Daytime Dramas and Divine Intervention, details a series of extraordinary coincidences that transformed her life and offers prescriptive insight into how each of us can use coincidence for our own good and the good of those we love.

Gloria is a certified yoga instructor and an articulate champion of biomedical research. After her son Brennan was diagnosed with diabetes at age four, she created and self-published two volumes of the Days Of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook which raised more than $1 million for diabetes research. In total, she has written and created six books benefiting people with diabetes.

Her newest musical show, TV Tunez, a celebration of television's best theme songs, draws from sitcoms and dramas, to westerns, sports, games shows and commercials, appealing to all demographics.

Honored with the Lifetime Commitment Award from JDRF and the 1999 Woman of Achievement Award from the Miss America Organization, Loring is listed in the World Who's Who of Women and Who's Who in America. She is married to Emmy Award-winning art director and production designer Rene Lagler and lives in Southern California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gloria Loring

As a singer, entertainer and host, Gloria Loring is known for her energy, commitment and joy. She is the recording artist of the #1 hit song "Friends and Lovers"; co-composer of television theme songs for Diff'rent Strokes (1978) and The Facts of Life (1979); an audience favorite from daytime TV's Days of Our Lives (1965); spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; author of four books, including her newest, "Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear"; a keynote speaker for corporations and non-profits; and one of the few artists to sing two nominated songs at the Academy Awards. As a performer, she toggles effortlessly from classic rock to standards, from Broadway to pop - in clubs, performing arts centers, symphonies, casinos and fairs.

In a recent performance of classic rock and blues at The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood, she received six standing ovations. She hosted and sang for a holiday PBS Special live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. She recorded Peggy Lee's classic, "Fever", with saxophone hottie Jimmy Sommers for his new CD, "Time Stands Still". In an intriguing twist, Gloria released her newest CD, "A Playlist", which features her Grammy Award-winning son, Robin Thicke, on two cuts, and just days later got a phone call from jazz guitarist Gil Parris inviting her to record Robin's R&B mega-hit "Lost Without You" for his upcoming CD.

Gloria recorded her first meditation CD, "Body, Breath and Mind", launched a new production company, "Maybe It's Today", and has playfully gone Web 2.0 1/2, with friend Leeza Gibbons, with the acquisition of a complete digital editing system. She recently hosted and performed for the Young Musicians Foundation Awards at the Beverly Hilton, was a special guest for the Gift In Shift seminar in Sedona, Arizona, hosted the launch of the Shankara Skin Care line, and sang a tribute to Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds at "Revolution" in Los Angeles, where she stopped the show cold.

Her newest musical show, TV Tunez Tonight, is a celebration of television's best theme songs that draws from sit-coms and dramas, to westerns, sci-fi, sports, games shows and commercials, appealing to all demographics. The show premiered to standing ovations and is now in pre-production for a Vegas run.

Loring has shared the stage with Billy Crystal, Bill Cosby, Al Jarreau and the late George Carlin. She's starred in movies of the week, TV specials, and in theatrical productions, including a national tour of "Anything Goes".

With ten albums to her credit, Loring's performances prompt reviews such as the one by Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times, "She told stories with the panache of Lena Horne, sang torch songs like Judy Garland, and scatted with the rhythmic thrust of a young Ella Fitzgerald. She did all of this with one of the best vocal instruments in pop music since the salad days of Barbra Streisand".

On the lecture circuit, Gloria customizes every talk she gives, speaking from a diverse menu of topics, ranging from health and business to entertainment and spirituality. She has created a unique musical-motivational seminar, combining biographical anecdotes, and personal growth insight with original music in "Life Doesn't Have To Be a Soap Opera" and is currently working on a book of the same title.

Gloria is a certified yoga instructor and an articulate champion of bio-medical research. She is the on-camera spokesperson for "Mini Pharmacy", hosts a PSA for the National Disease Research Interchange and recently appeared on Lifetime's Health Corner.

After her son, Brennan Thicke, was diagnosed with diabetes at age four, she created and self-published two volumes of the "Days Of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook". Those books, along with her recording "A Shot in the Dark", raised more than one million dollars for diabetes research. She followed that success with two commercially published books, "Kids, Food and Diabetes" and "Parenting a Child with Diabetes".

Gloria has been honored with the Lifetime Commitment Award from JDRF and received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Miss America Organization, an honor she shares with past recipients Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Clinton. She is married to Emmy Award-winning art director and production designer, Rene Lagler.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gloria Loring

Spouse (3)

Rene Lagler (20 December 1994 - present)
Christopher Beaumont (18 June 1988 - 1993) (divorced)
Alan Thicke (22 August 1970 - 1984) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Mother, with Alan Thicke, of sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke.
Initiated into Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity in 1979.
Mother-in-law of Paula Patton.
Ex-sister-in-law of Todd Thicke.
Release of her book, "Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear" by Gloria with 'Dr. Timothy Gray'. [2006]
Release of her book, "Parenting a Diabetic Child: A Practical, Empathetic Guide to Help You and Your Child Live with Diabetes". [1993]

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