Singer recorded the disco classic, "I Will Survive," in 1979 and released other hits like "I Am What I Am."
Her first hit song, "Never Can Say Goodbye," solidified her place as a disco star.
She has appeared on The Wendy Williams Show.
She took business courses and went to beauty school to appease her mother.
She married Linwood Simon in October 1979, and they divorced in 2005.
- The meaning of the name Gaynor: Fair Phantom