Blue Pie are excited to announce the signing of 60's film, modeling and music star Donna Loren! Donna is a multi-dimensional star, excelling at the 3M’s of Hollywood; music, movies, and modeling. Donna Loren’s name is synonymous with the Swinging 60’s era of music, motion pictures, television, and fashion.
Donna’s popularity heightened in 1963 when, at the age of 16, she was selected to be the first and only “Dr Pepper Girl.” She promoted the soft-drink company for five years on radio, TV, in a huge billboard campaign, magazines and personal appearances. One could not pass through any city without seeing the captivating image of the young beauty gracing the streets.
Her big break catapulted her to bigger screens, namely five prominent singing/acting roles in popular teen motion pictures including Bikini Beach, Muscle Beach Party, Pajama Party, Sergeant Deadhead, and Beach Blanket Bingo alongside Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley and many other popular stars.
Donna also appeared on numerous iconic television shows throughout the sixties, including roles in Batman, The Monkees, The Red Skelton Show, Gomer Pyle, Dr. Kildare and Hollywood Squares. She was also the featured female vocalist on the wildly popular weekly ABC show Shindig. After Shindig, Donna appeared with Bobby Rydell as a regular on The Milton Berle Show. By the end of the swinging decade, Donna had released 20 singles and the LP soundtrack from “Beach Blanket Bingo”. A CD entitled “The Very Best of Donna Loren: Beach Blanket Bingo” was released by Collectables Records in 2000 and is still in distribution after 10-years.
In 1968, she was chosen by Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling to have her own television series entitled, Two for Penny. The pilot aired on NBC, however, at the height of her career, she chose to retire from show business, get married, and devote her energies to raising a family.
Throughout her entire Hollywood career, Donna Loren designed and created her own clothing. In 1963 she did a commercial for the Simplicity Pattern Company, a premonition of her successful future as a celebrity fashion designer.
From 1997- 2007, her “passion for fashion” resulted in her own line of clothing and 3 successful boutiques in Hawaii. Reintroducing the 60’s fun style of clothing, Donna married French imported textiles with fashionable tropical flair.
A new CD of 11 previously unreleased tracks (MAGIC-The 80s Collection) Donna recorded in the 80’s with James Burton and the TCB (Elvis) Band was released in August, 2009. Her new CD entitled “Love It Away” (2010) is a tasty mix of classics and original compositions. And, her EP “Donna Does Elvis in Hawaii” (Holiday 2010) is a tribute to both Elvis and Hawaii.
Donna Loren's newest releases are distributed to the world digitally by Blue Pie Records. For more information on Donna, check out her website at www.donnaloren.net