Birth Name: LaDonna Adrian Gaines
Date of Birth: December 31, 1948
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Death: May 17, 2012
Place of Death: Naples, Florida, U.S.
Donna Summer was a legendary American singer, songwriter, and painter. She had a string of hit songs from the ’70s up until her death in 2012. She will be greatly missed and remembered for her beautiful voice.
Donna is the daughter of Mary Ellen (Davis) and Andrew Gaines.
Donna was married to singer and songwriter Bruce Sudano, until her death. She had a daughter with her former husband, Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer; and two children, actress and singer Brooklyn Sudano and singer and model Amanda Sudano, with Bruce.
Donna’s paternal grandfather was named Solomon/Soloman Andrew “Sal” Gaines (the son of Andrew Gaines and Mandy). Solomon was born in Alabama.
Donna’s paternal grandmother was named Eula F. Hicks/Johnson. Eula was born in Alabama or Georgia.
Obituary of Donna’s father – http://www.legacy.com
Donna’s paternal grandparents, Solomon/Soloman Andrew “Sal” Gaines and Eula F. Hicks/Johnson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Donna’s paternal grandfather, Solomon/Soloman Andrew “Sal” Gaines, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org