Donna Summer- Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth, Husband

Donna Summer

Donna Summer was an American singer and songwriter who rose to prominence during the 1970s disco era and was dubbed the “Queen of Disco,” with her music gaining a global following. She sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the most successful musicians of all time.

Quick Facts

Celebrated NameDonna Summer
Age63 Years Old (Died)
Nick NameSummer
Birth NameLaDonna Adrian Gaines
Birth DateDecember 31, 1948
Place Of BirthBoston
Birth NationUSA
High SchoolBoston’s Jeremiah E. Burke High School
AwardsGrammy and more
HusbandBruce Sudano, Helmuth Sommer (Ex)
ChildrenNatalia Pia Melanie “Mimi” Sommer, Brooklyn Sudano, and Amanda Sudano
Sexual OrientationStraight
Net Worth$75 Million
Source of WealthMusic Industry
Height1.70 m
Weight60 KG
Body Measurement32-26-32 in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorDark Brown
Death Date17th May 2012
Cause Of DeathLung Cancer

Donna Summer Age, Biography

Donna Summer was born on December 31, 1948, with the given name LaDonna Adrian Gaines in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Her upbringing was in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her nationality was American, and her ethnicity was Mixed. Her 63rd birthday was recently celebrated. Andrew, his father, was a butcher, and Mary, her mother, was a schoolteacher.

Donna Summer

She was the third of his parents seven children. She grew up in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. She went to Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Boston, where she was popular and performed in school musicals. Donna moved to New York a few weeks before graduation to pursue a music career. Crow, a blues rock band, later recruited her.

She learned German and sang several songs in it, as well as appeared in the musicals Ich bin ich (the German version of The Me Nobody Knows), Godspell, and Show Boat. Summer’s first single, a German version of the title “Aquarius” from the musical Hair, was released on Polydor in 1968, followed in 1971 by a second single, a remake of the Jaynetts’ 1963 hit, “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses,” from a one-off European deal with Decca Records.

Donna Summer Height & Weight

Donna Summer was a stunning actress who stood 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and weighed 60 kg. Her hair was dark brown, and her eyes were black. Her measurements were 32-26-32 in.

 Donna Summer Net Worth

Donna Summer’s Net Worth

Donna Summer’s net worth was estimated to be $75 million as of  2024. Her main source of income was the music industry. Prior to her death, she was living a lavish lifestyle.

Donna Summer’s Husband

Donna Summer had a husband. In 1973, she married her first husband, Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer. Natalia Pia Melanie “Mimi” Sommer, their daughter, was born. Following their divorce, she married singer-guitarist Bruce Sudano in 1980.

On January 5, 1981, she gave birth to their daughter Brooklyn Sudano (now an actress, singer, and dancer), and on August 11, 1982, she gave birth to their daughter Amanda Sudano (who, along with Abner Ramirez, formed the musical duo Johnnyswim in 2005).

Summer and her family relocated from Los Angeles’ Sherman Oaks neighborhood to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1995, where she took a break from show business to focus on painting, a hobby she developed in the 1980s. The happily married couple had a wonderful life before her death.


Donna Summer died on May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida, USA. She died at the age of 63 as a result of lung cancer. Summer, a nonsmoker, believed her cancer was caused by inhaling toxic fumes and dust from the September 11 attacks in New York City; she was in her apartment near Ground Zero at the time.