Gloria Loring Biography
Gloria Loring (Gloria Jean Goff -Lagler) is an American singer and actress, best known for five years playing Liz Chandler on Days of Our Lives.
Gloria and her fellow singer-actor Carl Anderson also performed the duet “Friends and Lovers, which earned the number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986.
Gloria Loring Age
Gloria Jean Goff was born on December 10, 1946, in New York City, U.S.He is 72 years old as of 2018
Gloria Loring Family
She was born in New York City to Ann (née Tobin), a singer, and Gerald “Buzzy” Lewis Goff, who had various professions, which include professional trumpet player, a salesman, and hospitality/restaurant industry consultant.
Is Gloria Loring Married|Gloria Loring Husband
The singer has been married for three times, first, she married Alan Thicke on 22 August 1970, she has two kids with him Brennan and singer Robin. The two later divorced in 1986. She was romantically involved with Christopher Beaumont and later married on 18 June 1988 thereafter divorced in 1993. She went on to marry Rene Lagler a production designer, on 20 December 1994, whom they met 24 years earlier on the set of Glen Campbell’s variety series
Gloria Loring Height
She has a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
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Gloria Loring Career
Loring started her music career at an early age of 14, she was singing with a folk group known as Those Four. Loring then released her first album in 1968, titled Today on MGM Records. she released Several singles, including cover versions of Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin'” and Roger Whittaker’s “New World in the Morning” were released on the Evolution label, though none charted. She proceeded on to perform on a wide range of television shows in the late 1960s and 1970s, from The Carol Burnett Show to the Academy Awards ceremony. She Signed to Atco Records, she released the single “Brooklyn,” produced by Mike Post, in 1977 under the alias Cody Jameson, and it became her first chart single, that climbing to No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also appearing on the Adult Contemporary and Country Charts.
In March 1977 the singer flew all way to Toronto to be the a guest star on the popular weekly variety program The Bobby Vinton Show which was seen all across the United States and Canada. The program was produced by her husband Alan Thicke. Loring performed “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and performed a duet with Vinton on “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”.
Loring and then-husband Alan Thicke composed the theme songs to Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life in 1979 and 1980 . It came in two versions of the Facts of Life theme song that Loring sang. One of the version was used from seasons two through six, and a second was used from seasons seven to nine.
A year later, after her son Brennan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1979, Loring joined Days of Our Lives and got the idea to create and self-publish the Days Of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook to raise money for diabetes research. Volume One was published in 1981 and then Volume Two follow-up in 1983. That gave her a way forward , She followed that success with three commercially published books, Kids, Food and Diabetes, Parenting a Child with Diabetes, and Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear. For the past 30 years,Gloria has served as a spokesperson for JDRF. JDRF was the official philanthropy of her college sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, before shifting its focus to fighting hunger in 2017.
In 2003, Loring Gloria released her first holiday album, by the name You Make It Christmas. Later In 2008, she released A Playlist, which included a new recording of the song “Friends and Lovers” with Carl Anderson, recorded one year before he died.
The singers book, Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous, is a spiritual autobiography of how a series of coincidences transformed her life. which was released in October 2012 by HCI, Inc.
Gloria Loring Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars
Gloria Loring Albums|Discography|Songs
- 1968: Today (MGM Records); includes the original version of “One Way Ticket”
- 1970: And Now We Come to Distances (Evolution Records)
- 1972: Sing a Song for the Mountain (Evolution Records)
- 1984: A Shot in the Dark (Glitz Records); includes the full version of “The Facts of Life”
- 1986: Gloria Loring (Atlantic Records); includes the original version of “Friends and Lovers” with Carl Anderson
- 1988: Full Moon/No Hesitation (Atlantic Records)
- 1991: Is There Anybody Out There (Silk Purse); includes a solo version of “Friends and Lovers”
- 1999: Turn The Page (Silk Purse)
- 2000: By Request (Silk Purse); includes an acoustic recording of “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love”, the song adopted by Bo & Hope as their theme song on Days of Our Lives
- 2001: Friends and Lovers (Silk Purse)
- 2003: You Make It Christmas (Silk Purse)
- 2008: A Playlist (Silk Purse); she and Carl Anderson re-recorded “Friends and Lovers” for this project, just one year prior to his death
Gloria Loring Movies
- Correcting Christmas 2014
- Convicted: A Mother’s Story
Gloria Loring Book
- Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous: Reflections on Daytime Dramas and Divine Intervention 2012
- Kids, Food and Diabetes 1986
- Parenting a Child With Diabetes
- Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear 2006
- Parenting a Diabetic Child: A Practical, Empathetic Guide to
- Help You and Your Child Live with Diabetes1991
Gloria Loring’s guide to health and beauty 1985
Gloria Loring Bob Hope
singer Gloria Loring and comedian Bob Hope were among those who ushered in baseball to Vancouver’s domed-stadium, B.C. Place.
Gloria Loring Carl Anderson
The two recorded the song Friends and Lovers in 1985 for the soap opera Days of Our Lives,
Gloria Loring Christmas Movie
She stars in the movie Correcting Christmas a 2014 series, where A woman travels back one year in time to the Christmas before her broken engagement and tries to repair what went wrong. She discovers that this is a challenging undertaking.
Gloria Loring Close My Eyes
This one of this albums that was released in 1986 with three tracks.
Gloria Loring Liz Chandler
She played as Liz Chandler, on the Days of Our Lives an American daytime soap opera which is broadcasted on the NBC television network a for a period of five years
Gloria Loring Facts Of Life
Gloria and her ex-husband composed the theme song an American sitcom.
the series focuses on a girl Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) who becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.
Gloria Loring Song Friends And Lovers
Gloria and Carl Anderson recorded the song Friends and Lovers in 1985 which was written by Jay Gruska and Paul Gordon
Gloria Loring Leaving On A Jet Plane
Gloria Loring Robin’s Song
Who Did Gloria Loring Play On Dool
Gloria played the role of Liz Chandler in a fiction Soap Opera Days of Our Lives.
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Gloria Loring Interview
MW: Please introduce yourself.?
GL: When I speak or sing, the announcer intros me with this:
“Gloria Loring is the singer and actress who created “Liz Chandler” on Days Of Our Lives and was voted into the Top Ten Most Popular Actresses in daytime TV. She’s known for her #1 hit Friends and Lovers,†and as the co-composer and singer of the TV theme Facts Of Life. She is a certified yoga instructor and mother of R&B sensation Robin Thicke.”
MW: You were married to Alan Thicke for 16 years. How was that?
GL: Well, like any marriage, it was challenging, exhilarating, memorable and a deep learning experience.
MW: How did you meet him?
GL: I was singing at a supper club in Toronto and he called saying he was a writer for the CBC, then he asked me to dinner with his family. A novel approach!
MW: Tell me about your 2 children with him, Brennan and Robin?
GL: I am proud of and amazed by them both. Brennan is the father of Nana’s Rascal Boy, Tyler, and husband to Dolly who created Dolly Couture, http://www.dollycouture.com/. Robin is the R&B recording artist, producer, and songwriter whose work has been recognized by NARAS, and his wife Paula Patton is co-starring with Tom Cruise in the new Mission Impossible movie. Their gorgeous son is Julian Fuego. My sons and their wives are good-hearted and talented, and I am so blessed to be a part of their lives….
MW: Yourself and Mr. Thicke co-produced the theme songs to Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts Of Life. How did that come about?
GL: Alan had written some themes for game shows and Al Burton, a producer, asked him if he’d like to write for a new show, Diff’rent Strokes. Alan asked me to be a part of the writing process. It was fun, especially when they asked me to sing the song. It’s been on the air for thirty years.
MW: In 1980 you joined the cast of Days Of Our Lives as Liz Chandler Curtis. How did the role come about?
GL: My former manager joined an agency and sent me out on three readings in one week. I’d never had an acting role but had studied for ten years. After the first two readings, my confidence was up and the third audition was for the Days casting director. Then I was called back to read for the producer, then I screen tested and finally was offered the role. It was my first acting job and I was so excited!
MW: Why do you think the fans of Days Of Our Lives liked you so well?
GL: I think you’d have to ask them….
MW: o the fans still beg you to come back to Days?
GL: Yes, some do….
MW: Why did you leave the show in 1986?
GL: I was tired of being shot (!) every two years, plus my life was changing and I wanted new experiences. The week I left “Days,” my divorce became final, my first book was published and “Friends and Lovers” hit #1 on Billboard. What a week!
MW: What is your fondest memory of being on Days Of Our Lives?
GL: Working with Joe Gallison, “Neil.”
MW: Do you think Days fans will ever see you back in Salem again?
GL: I have talked with the new executive producer, so I’m waiting to hear if the production staff likes the storyline ideas I suggested….
MW: You also had a hit single with “Friends And Lovers.” Please tell me about that?
GL: It’s a long story covered in my new not-yet-published book, but basically the song was played for me by a producer and I knew instantly it was a hit. It took one year to get it recorded and released by a record company. Some good things just take time.
MW: You had a pretty successful music career after that. Could you give me more insight into that?
GL: I was a singer for many years before I joined “Days.” I’d toured, co-headlined in Vegas, recorded albums, sung on national TV shows, I even sang two nominated songs on the Academy Awards, but I’d not had a hit record. F&L and the “Days” audience gave me that and it added immensely to everything musical I did after that. Once you have a hit record, it’s yours forever!
MW: Tell me about your new book your working on Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous?
GL: My book proposal describes it: Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous is a celebrity autobiography detailing Gloria Loring’s spiritual transformation prompted by a series of extraordinary coincidences. Coincidence helped her raise $1 million for research after her 4-year-old son was diagnosed with diabetes; it arranged for a stranger to send her “Letters from God” during her divorce from actor-writer Alan Thicke, and it led her toward healing the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. Her stories will amaze and inspire readers, and her insights about coincidence describe how all of us can use coincidence for our own good and the good of those we love.
MW: When will it be out?
GL: It has been sent to several top publishers and we are awaiting word. I may decide to self-publish and create an e-book.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
GL: Thank you!