Donna Loren
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Donna Loren

Actor and Singer
Female
Born Mar 7, 1947

Donna Loren is a singer and actress. A very prolific performer in the 1960s, starting while still attending Venice High School in western Los Angeles, she was the Dr Pepper spokesperson from 1963–1968, prolific vocalist on ABC-TV’s Shindig, and a cast member of the American International Pictures Beach Party movie series. Loren regularly performed live, and appeared on numerous variety and musical shows. She guest starred on episodic television series including Dr.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Donna Loren.

CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Born on March 7, 1947.
1955 8 Years Old Loren performed in amateur talent shows from the early age of six and, in 1955, sang on a radio commercial for Meadow Gold Ice Cream appearing with Dick Beals, who was famous for playing the character of Speedy Alka Seltzer. … Read More
1956 9 Years Old By 1956, she was performing with The Moppets Group and also recorded a single "I Think It's Almost Christmas Time" (Fable). … Read More

TEENAGE

1963 16 Years Old In 1963, Loren signed a contract with Dr Pepper as the "Dr Pepper Girl" to promote the drink to a younger demographic. … Read More
Loren made hundreds of public and performing appearances for the company; these appearances, along with many more performances in her capacity as a singer and actress proved she was the consummate entertainer. Loren appeared at the 1964 New York World's Fair, with Dick Clark and Loren as "host and hostess" for winners of a large Dr Pepper promotion. … Read More
1965 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Loren guest starred on a seven-part Dr. Kildare in 1965 as Anna Perrona, a young woman in need of dialysis treatment. … Read More

TWENTIES

1967 20 Years Old From 1967 to 1968, Loren recorded with Reprise, releasing "Let's Pretend" (B Side: "Once Before I Die") again produced by Jimmy Bowen, and arranged by Don Peake, and "As Long as I'm Holding You" (B Side: "It's Such a Shame"), produced by Mike Post. … Read More
1968 21 Years Old By the end of 1968, Loren left show business to marry and raise a family. … Read More

THIRTIES

1982 35 Years Old …  In 1982 she released "Sedona", (B Side: "Simply Loving You"). … Read More
1983 36 Years Old She hired Henry Mancini, 1983 Composer of the Year, and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and in her introduction she sang "Always" by Irving Berlin.
1985 38 Years Old In 1985 Loren was invited to appear in Tokyo, Japan at an International Ballroom Dancing event, and also performed in a show in Beverly Hills, CA (Jerry Lee Lewis was also on the bill).

FORTIES

1995 48 Years Old In 1995 Loren married Jered Cargman. … Read More

FIFTIES

1998 51 Years Old After premiering a couture collection in 1998 and being chosen by Honolulu Magazine as one of Hawaii's best new designers, she and Cargman launched ADASA Hawaii, which included a boutique in Waimea and three boutiques on Oahu. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Loren turned again to writing music. In 2009, Loren and husband Cargman started their label Swinging Sixties Productions which, in conjunction with Swinging Sixties Music, publish and release Loren's music.
She hosted a "Beach Party Movie Marathon" (Muscle Beach Party and Beach Blanket Bingo were shown) presented by American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood on February 11, 2010, debuting the medley of her Beach Party songs.
2012 65 Years Old She performed "One Night" at the 26th Annual Elvis Birthday Bash at the Echo in Los Angeles on January 8, 2012, and again performed at the 28th Annual Elvis Birthday Bash at the Echo on January 5, 2014. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared and performed at the Monkees Convention in both 2013 (with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork attending) and 2014 (with Dolenz, Tork, and Michael Nesmith).
2015 68 Years Old Loren is currently working on new songwriting and recording projects, and a full memoir. Throughout 2015, Loren released YouTube videos as she relearnt 100 songs that she recorded and/or performed in the 1960s; a project that she has continued in 2016. … Read More
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