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October 12, 2012

Donna Summer, Singing Sensation and Frequent Television Guest

In addition to her singing success, Summer headlined her own TV variety specials and was a guest performer on dozens of talk, variety and game shows.

Donna Summer, one of the most acclaimed and popular musical artists of the 190s and 80s, died May 17, 2012, in Naples, Florida. She was 63.

According to news reports, the cause was cancer.

Summer is perhaps best known for singing such songs as “Love to Love You Baby,” “I Feel Love,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls."

Summer won five Grammys and logged 14 Top 10 singles from 1975- 89, including four No. 1s in 16 months. She also released three consecutive top-of-the-charts albums in the late ’70s. The best known, Bad Girls, rose to the top of the Billboard 200 in 1979 and held the top spot for six weeks.

Her musical success also led to film and television work. She appeared in the 1978 movie Thank God It's Friday and in the mid-1990s appeared in the TV comedy Family Matters.

In addition, she headlined her own television variety specials and performed on dozens of talk shows, variety shows and awards shows — including Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, American Music Awards and more.

More recently, she guested on such reality competition shows as American Idol and America's Got Talent.

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