Gloria Loring

Actress, Singer, Song-writer and Survivor

Gloria Loring is a singer, songwriter, actress, author and keynote speaker; the recording artist of the #1 hit song Friends and Lovers; co-composer of television theme songs Diff’rent Strokes and Facts Of Life; an audience favorite as “Liz Chandler” on Days Of Our Lives; has sung on the Emmy Awards, the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes, and is one of the few artists to sing two nominated songs on the Academy Awards. She is also known for being R&B superstar Robin Thicke’s mom.


Gloria is the author of six books benefitting people with diabetes and writes a monthly column, How to Drop the Drama, for Soap Opera Digest. Her newest book, Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous, details a series of extraordinary coincidences that transformed her life and offers prescriptive insight into how each of us can use coincidence for our own good and the good of those we love.


Gloria is a certified yoga instructor and an articulate champion of bio-medical research. After her son Brennan was diagnosed with diabetes at age four, she created and self-published two volumes of the Days Of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook that raised more than $1 million for diabetes research.


She has shared the stage with Billy Crystal, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Bob Hope, and the Pointer Sisters. She has hosted events for His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Siddha Yoga, Michael Beckwith’s Agape International Spiritual Center, and appeared in conferences with spiritual teachers Dannion Brinkley, Dr. David Hawkins, Mary Manin Morrissey, and Eric Pearl.


Gloria is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women. She was given the Woman of Achievement Award from the Miss America Organization, an honor she shares with past recipients Barbara Bush, Roslyn Carter, and Hillary Clinton.