“I love Gloria Loring!!!”
Karu F. Daniels, Huffington Post/Blackvoices
Gloria Loring On-Camera
When Gloria Loring brought her performance and singing ability to Days of Our Lives, she began an acting career that has included movies of the week, theatre, guest-starring roles on prime time, and hosting and spokeswoman credits. She has been seen on upwards of 1,000 television shows from Days to Beverly Hills 90210 to Murder She Wrote to the Emmy and Academy Awards shows and the Golden Globes.
In creating the role of wealthy heiress Liz Chandler, Gloria secured a place in the hearts of the daytime audience. Her performances generated a continuous flow of fan mail and earned her a regular spot in the Top Ten Most Popular Actresses lists.
Afforded an almost weekly opportunity to sing on the show, Gloria’s vocal skills quickly became a ratings bonus, as fans strongly identified with “Liz” and the songs she performed. As Liz, Gloria introduced the song Friends and Lovers which quickly became the most requested song in the history of NBC daytime television. Loring, feeling certain the song was a hit, paired with Carl Anderson to record the song as a duet, and found a small record label, Carerre Records, willing to release it to radio and the record stores. Her instinct was correct: Friends and Lovers became the first song launched on a television network to go to #1.
Her acting career then moved into the theater. She starred in Blame It On The Movies, winning rave reviews; the comedy, Queen of the Soaps, which won a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award; and the San Francisco production of Stardust, directed by Tony Award-winner Henry Le Tang. She also starred in Tony Award-winner George Firth’s one-woman show, Music Minus One, and toured North America as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.
Ever since her son was diagnosed with diabetes, she has been the Celebrity Spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, appearing in public service announcements, commercials, and hosting telethons and fundraisers. She has also appeared in commercials and PSA’s for Mini-Pharmacy and the National Disease Research Interchange.
She has appeared on national talk shows such as Oprah, The Today Show, The View, CNN, Charlie Rose, and NBC News, and recently hosted an hour-long PBS special from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Gloria Loring effortlessly toggles between acting, singing, and hosting. She has hosted and sung at events in the spiritual marketplace for His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Michael Beckwith and the Agape International Spiritual Center, and has shared the stage with esteemed spiritual teachers such as Dannion Brinkley, Dr. David Hawkins, Mary Manin Morrissey and Eric Pearl. She has been a contributor to tele-seminars, most recently Blessings, Bliss, and Chocolate with best-selling author Kathryn Brinkley, and “Summer Extravaganza” with author Lisa Nichols, a contributor to The Secret.
Her hosting and performance at the 2010 conference for BraveHeart, the women’s social networking community of 250,000 members, was shared on the Internet. At the conference, she premiered Rise, the new BraveHeart theme song she wrote and recorded with Ted Perlman.