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Donna Loren

Donna Loren was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 7 March 1947.

Her first radio commercial (aged 7) for Meadow Gold Ice Cream led to a seven-year contract with Dr Pepper as their spokesperson for television, radio, calendars and personal appearances.

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Donna’s film career included Muscle Beach PartyPajama Party and the iconic Beach Blanket Bingo which spawned her signature song It Only Hurts When I Cry.

Following appearances on Shindig! (where she was the featured female vocalist from its debut on 16 September 1964 until late 1965) she also appeared on The Monkees and Batman.

In 1968, Loren retired from her career to marry and raise a family. She recorded again in the 1980s and ran her own fashion business.