Donna summer dead: Remembering her life on tv
Donna Summer was one of disco’s greatest chart divas. But the singer, who passed away Thursday at the age of 63, also made her presence felt on both the big and the small screen.
11 Uhr 20 (1969)
A 21-year-old Summer appeared on the German TV series and sang the song “Black Power,” written by Peter Thomas.
American Bandstand (1978)
Summer co-hosted with Dick Clark and talked about her new movie Thank God It’s Friday, which also starred Jeff Goldblum.
Thank God It’s Friday (1978)
Along with Jeff Goldblum, the movie also featured Debra Winger’s first major movie appearance. Summer (pictured here with actor Ray Vitte) sang “Last Dance,” which won the Oscar for Best Song in 1979.
Family Matters (1990s)
Summer made multiple appearanceson the show in the 1990s, playing the nerdy aunt of Steven Urkel (Jaleel White).
The Full Monty (1997)
Summer’s hit “Hot Stuff” played a huge role in the film and its trailer
American Idol (2008)
Summer performed with some of the female constants while promoting Crayons, her first studio album in 17 years, and what turned out to also be her last.
America’s Got Talent (2010)
The disco queen dropped by AGT during the fifth season to duet through a string of her songs alongside fourth-place finisher Prince Poppycock.
Platinum Hit (2011)
The singer showed up to guest judge on the second episode of the short-lived Bravo competition series, which featured Kara DioGuardi as judge and Jewel (pictured) as host-judge.