Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer

Yesterday, May 17, disco icon Donna Summer passed away in Florida after a long battle with cancer at the age of 63.

Summer gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a thirteen-month period.

Theater enthusiasts may remeber her as Sheila in the European production of Hair. While in Europe, she participated in the musicals Ich Bin Ich, the German version of The Me Nobody Knows, Godspell and Show Boat.

In 1996 Summer revealed that she was working on developing a Broadway musical.

BroadwayWorld remebers Donna Summer below.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer
Donna Summer attends a Grammy Awards Party at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. March, 1981

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer
Quincy Jones & Donna Summer at the Savoy Theater in New York City. January 1983

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer
Donna Summer at the Savoy Theater in New York City. January 1983

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer
Quincy Jones & Donna Summer at the Savoy Theater in New York City. January 1983

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer
Donna Summer at the Savoy Theater in New York City. January 1983

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Donna Summer

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Getty Images.

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