• Gloria Jean Goff is an American singer and actress born on December 10, 1946 in New York City.
• She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
• Growing up, her mother taught her how to sing and she started a music career at the age of 1•
• She composed the theme songs for the TV series “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes”.
• She has been married three times, and has been married to production designer Rene Lagler since 199• She is a recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award from the Miss America Organization.

Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseRene Lagler, Christopher Beaumont, Alan Thicke
FactMother, with Alan Thicke, of sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke.

Who is Gloria Loring?

Gloria Jean Goff was born on 10 December 1946, in New York City, USA, and as Gloria Loring is a singer as well as an actress, probably best known for her role as Liz Chandler in the soap opera “Days of Our Lives”, a role which she held for five years from 1980.

The Net Worth of Gloria Loring

How rich is Gloria Loring? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting, but she’s also earned a significant amount thanks to her music career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Gloria’s mother was a singer, while her father was a professional trumpet player who worked as a consultant for the restaurant industry as well. Growing up, she was exposed a lot to the music industry, and developed a love for it, especially as her mother also taught her how to sing. At the age of 14, she began a music career with the folk group called Those Four.

Eventually, she would release her first album through MGM Records entitled “Gloria Loring” – there is no recorded reason for her adoption of this name – which included cover versions of songs such as “New World in the Morning” by Roger Whittaker, and “Everybody’s Talkin’” by Harry Nilsson. None of her songs charted, but her increased exposure led her to be cast in various acting roles in the 1960s, including in “The Carol Burnett Show”. Acting work continued through the 1970s, though mainly in support roles before she was signed to Atco Records. She then released the single entitled “Brooklyn” under the name Cody Jameson, and the song became her first charting single.

Diabetes Awareness

In 1977, Loring was invited to Toronto to become a special guest in the weekly program entitled “The Bobby Vinton Show”, in which she performed two songs including a duet with Vinton entitled “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”. The Canadian series was syndicated to the US as well. Two years later, she composed theme songs to the series’ “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes” alongside Alan Thicke, which featured on the shows throughout their entire runs.

In 1980, she joined the cast of “Days of Our Lives”, just a year after her son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. During her run with the soap opera, she got the idea to self-publish the cookbook entitled “Days of Our Lives Celebrity Cookbook”, to help raise money for diabetes research. She published two volumes of the book, and also recorded “A Shot in the Dark” which would help raise $1 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). As a result, she continued writing books successfully, in “Parenting a Child with Diabetes”, “Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear”, and “Kids, Food and Diabetes”. Later in her career, she continued to stay active in promoting awareness and research of diabetes.

Days of Our Lives and Later Career

When Gloria joined “Days of Our Lives” the show was going through a rough period due to numerous veteran cast members leaving the show, and a string of new faces alienating fans. She became one of the nine characters introduced in the season, and her character Liz quickly earned a fan following – she was the only one to have a contract renewed. In 1986, she released the song “Friends and Lovers” alongside Carl Anderson, which hit top spots in various charts.

Her performance of the song led to a strong mail response too, actually the largest in NBC daytime history, though the official release of the song was delayed due to legal complications. After leaving the soap opera, her media appearances became sporadic, but she did a lot of theatrical work over the next few years. and she tried her hand at a recording career once more, but never managed to replicate the success of “Friends and Lovers”. In recent years, she’s served as a spokesperson to JDRF, and also released the book entitled “Coincidence Is God’s ,Way of Remaining Anonymous” in 2012.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Loring married actor Alan Thicke in 1970. and they had two children together, one of whom is singer Robin Thicke. They divorced in 1986, and two years later she married actor Christopher Beaumont, but another divorce followed, in 1993. She has now been married production designer Rene Lagler since 1994, having already known each other for a long time. Thanks to her various philanthropic works, she has been awarded a Lifetime Commitment Award from JDRF, and is also a recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award from the Miss America Organization.

General Info

Full NameGloria Loring
ProfessionSinger, Entertainer, Writer, Composer, Spokesperson, Fitness professional


SpouseRene Lagler, Christopher Beaumont, Alan Thicke
ChildrenRobin Thicke, Brennan Thicke
ParentsDorothy Ann Tobin, Gerald Louis Goff


MoviesCorrecting Christmas, Convicted: A Mother's Story

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1Release of her book, "Parenting a Diabetic Child: A Practical, Empathetic Guide to Help You and Your Child Live with Diabetes". [1993]
2Release of her book, "Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past the Fear" by Gloria with 'Dr. Timothy Gray'. [2006]
3Ex-sister-in-law of Todd Thicke.
4Mother-in-law of Paula Patton.
5Initiated into Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity in 1979.
6Mother, with Alan Thicke, of sons Brennan Thicke and Robin Thicke.



Music Department

The Facts of Life1979-1988TV Series composer - 201 episodes
Diff'rent Strokes1978-1986TV Series composer - 181 episodes
Hello, Larry1979TV Series composer - 3 episodes


Disney XD Growing Up Viral2016TV MovieGrandma
Correcting Christmas2014TV MovieRobin
Renegade1995-1997TV SeriesMelissa Dixon
Beverly Hills, 902101996TV SeriesMrs. Cleveland
Silk Stalkings1994TV SeriesSable Shannon
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesSam
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993TV SeriesMrs. Burke
Living Dolls1989TV SeriesLiz Wyler
Freddy's Nightmares1989TV SeriesEllen Kramer
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesMargo Bowman
Police Story: The Freeway Killings1987TV MovieKate Devers
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesMarian Collins
Convicted: A Mother's Story1987TV MovieJanice Huggins
Days of Our Lives1981-1986TV SeriesLiz Chandler / Liz Chandlerr
Hotel1985TV SeriesAdrianne Fitzpatrick
Fantasy Island1984TV SeriesCharlene
Once Upon a Coffee House1965One of Betty's friends


The Dean Martin Show1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The GoldbergsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Saturday Night Live2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nostalgia Critic2012TV Series music - 1 episode
The Big Bang Theory2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Art School Confidential2006writer: "Facts of Life - Theme"
Chappelle's Show2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scrubs2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Facts of Life Reunion2001TV Movie "The Facts of Life theme song" / performer: "The Facts of Life theme song"
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Married with Children1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inside Moves1980lyrics: "What Have You Got to Lose" / music: "What Have You Got to Lose"
The Facts of Life1979TV Series performer: "The Facts of Life" / writer: "The Facts of Life"
Diff'rent Strokes1978TV Series writer: "Diff'rent Strokes" Theme Song
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV Special performer: "Candle on the Water", "Someone's Waiting For You"


Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Secrets of the Keys2016VideoHerself - Actress / Singer / Songwriter
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
AM Northwest2012TV SeriesHerself
The Florence Henderson Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
Match Game1990-1991TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Bob Hope: Don't Shoot, It's Only Me1990TV SpecialHerself
To Tell the Truth1990TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Home Show1990TV SeriesHerself - Co-host
The New Hollywood Squares1988-1989TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit1989TV MovieHerself
Lou Rawls Presents Black Gold Hits1988TV MovieHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1987TV MovieHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
Bob Hope with His Beautiful Easter Bunnies and Other Friends1987TV SpecialHerself
The Beach Boys: 25 Years Together1987TV MovieHerself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1985-1986TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651986TV SeriesHerself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
Super Password1984-1985TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
Star Search1984TV SeriesHerself - Introducer
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983-1984TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1979TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Vocaslist / Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1978TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Alan Hamel Show1976TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
Donahue1975TV SeriesHerself
The Vin Scully Show1973TV SeriesHerself
Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Bowling1972TV SeriesHerself
The Ice Palace1971TV Series
The Don Knotts Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1968-1970TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Singer
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Barbara McNair Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Della1969TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Red Skelton Hour1969TV SeriesHerself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesSinger
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1968TV SeriesHerself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1967-1968TV SeriesHerself
International Cabaret1967TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
The Greatest2009TV Series documentaryHerself - #91: 'Friends and Lovers'
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories1993TV SpecialHerself - 'Silver Bells'

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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