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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sergeant Deadhead (1965) Susan
2.
 Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Donna
3.
 Bikini Beach (1964) Donna
4.
 Muscle Beach Party (1964) Donna
5.
 Pajama Party (1964) Vikki
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swinging60sguy ( 2009-02-05 )

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Donna's career began when she was five years old and won first prize on an amateur show. Her first big break came age 8 when she did her first commercial, singing a jingle for Meadowgold Ice Cream. That same year Donna was chosen to appear as a guest on the Mickey Mouse Club's "Talent Round-Up". Her first commercial recording, at the age of nine, was "I Think It's Almost Christmas Time". Nine more records followed on various labels until 1964, when she accepted several offers that began to provide her with national exposure.

In 1963, the Dr Pepper Company did a national talent search for a young girl who could promote effectively to the younger set. This resulted in Donna's being chosen as the first and only "Dr Pepper Girl". During her five years with the company, Donna was seen and heard on radio, billboards, magazines and personal appearances across the country. She was frequently seen representing the company on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and in the 1963 Caravan of Stars Tour which starred Diana Ross and the Supremes. In 1964 and 1965 Donna had co-starring roles in four of the popular Beach Party Movies along with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. She had singing solos in Bikini Beach, Muscle Beach Party, Pajama Party and the classic Beach Blanket Bingo.

swinging60sguy ( 2009-02-05 )

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In 1964, Donna began appearing as a regular on the new ABC television variety show, Shindig. Performers included everyone from the Clara Ward Gospel Singers to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Donna appeared as the featured female vocalist on the show during its entire run from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966. Donna also had leading roles in episodes of Dr. Kildare, The Monkees, The Danny Thomas Hour, Batman, The Red Skelton Show, The Mothers-In-Law, and Gomer Pyle as well as numerous guest spots on several game shows. Donna was also a regular, along with Bobby Rydell on the Milton Berle Show.

In 1968, she was chosen by Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling to star in her own network TV series which was broadcast as a 1-hour special entitled "Two For Penny". At the height of her career, she chose to retire from show business, get married and devote her energies to raising a family. Collectable Records released a CD in 2000 entitled "The Very Best of Donna Loren", including the ten songs from Beach Blanket Bingo. Get more info on Donna at www.donnaloren.net.

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