Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gloria Loring

Gloria Jean Goff (Gloria Loring) was born on December 10, 1946 in NYC, and is a singer, and an actress.

Gloria began singing at the age of 14. She was in a folk group called "Those Four".

In 1968, she released her first album "Gloria Loring, Today".

Gloria performed on many television shows during the 1970's including the Carol Burnett show.

Between 1979-80, she, and her then husband actor Alan Thicke co-composed the themes songs to two popular shows, "Different Strokes", and "The Facts of Life". Gloria sang both versions of the theme song for "The Facts of Life" from seasons 2-9.

In 1980, she landed the role as Liz Chandler on the ABC soap "Days of our Lives". Out of all of the new characters that were added to the show, Gloria was the only one that had her contract renewed.

In 1986, Glroia relaeased a song called "Friends, and Lovers" with Carl Anderson, which was number 2 on the Pop chart, and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The year before the song was released, she had performed it on "Days of our Lives". Her performance of the song generated the largest mail response of any song in NBC daytime history.

Also in 1986, Gloria left the soap opera, and made appearances in television, and she spent a lot of time ovr the years on her recording career, and in the theater. 

In 2012, Gloria released a book called "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous". The book was a spiritual autobiography.

Gloria has received the Lifetime Commitment Award from JDRF, and received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Miss America Organization. 

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