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us: Donegan, Dorothy

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    • us: Donigan, Dorothy
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1922-04-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1998-05-19
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Musical College
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Pianists
            (lcsh) Jazz musicians
        • Related Terms

          • us: Dorothy Donegan Trio
        • Sources

          • found: Her Donnybrook with Donegan [SR] 1959: container (Dorothy Donegan)
          • found: LC data base, 09-11-91 (hdg.: Donegan, Dorothy)
          • found: Walker-Hill, H. Piano music by Black women composers, c1992 (Donegan, Dorothy; b. 4-6-26, Chicago, Ill.)
          • found: Washington Post, May 21, 1998: obit. (d. May 19, 1998, at her home in Los Angeles, Calif.)
          • found: Notes, June 1999: p. 862 (Donegan, Dorothy; d. May 19, 1998, at 77, Los Angeles [Cadence]; d. at 76 [Down beat]; d. June 16 [sic], 1998 [Jazz journal international]; American jazz pianist)
          • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Donegan, Dorothy; b. Apr. 6, 1922, Chicago, Ill.)
          • found: Southern, E. Bio. dict. of Afro-Amer. and African musicians (Donegan, Dorothy; b. Apr. 6, 1926, Chicago, Ill.; jazz pianist)
          • found: Feather, L.G. Enc. of jazz, c1960 (Donegan, Dorothy; b. Apr. 6, 1924, Chicago, Ill.; piano)
          • found: Claghorn, C.E. Bio. dict. of jazz, c1982 (Donegan, Dorothy; b. 1924, Chicago, Ill.; pianist)
          • found: Kinkle, R.D. The complete enc. of popular music and jazz, 1900-1950 (Donegan, Dorothy; b. Apr. 6, 1924, Chicago, Ill.; pianist-entertainer)
          • found: Blues 2 [VR] c1994: title frames (Dorothy Donigan)
          • found: New Grove dict. of jazz, 2nd ed. (Donegan, Dorothy; b. Apr. 6, 1922, Chicago, d. May 19, 1998, Los Angeles; pianist and singer; earlier sources give 1924 birthdate, but Donegan confirmed 1922 to Whitney Balliett)
          • found: WWW site, Dec. 9, 2002: Social Security death index (Dorothy Donegan; b. Apr. 6, 1922, d. May 19, 1998)
          • found: African American National Biography , accessed December 16, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Donegan, Dorothy; jazz musician, nightclub entertainer; born 06 April 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; studies at the prestigious Chicago Musical College; became the first African American female to concertize at Chicago's Orchestra Hall; offered a part in a Hollywood movie called Sensations of 1945; headlined at the first all-black show at Hollywood's famous Tom Breneman Café (1949); excellent recordings, including some live dates on cruise ships (1980s); died 19 May 1998 Los Angeles, California, United States)
          • notfound: New Grove dict. of jazz
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