She and singer/actor brother Denis Simpson both hosted the Canadian pre-schooler program Polka Dot Door (1971) at one time.
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world
Sister of Denis Simpson.
Her parents were both born in Jamaica. Her mother, Pearl (Mills), a singer, was black, while her father, Cyril George Reuben, an architect, was caucasian. As an adult, Gloria discovered that her father, who died when she was young, was Jewish.
Sang the Canadian national anthem at the 1998 baseball All-Star game.