Dorothy Donegan

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Birthday
6, 1922
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
May 19, 1998 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1922
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
May 19, 1998 (76)

About

Classically trained jazz artist whose style was immersed in stride piano and boogie-woogie, but was known to incorporate bop, swing jazz, and classical.

Before Fame

She was a graduate of DuSable High School in Chicago where she was trained by Walter Dyett, Dinah Washington's teacher.

Trivia

She was Art Tatum's protégée. He said she was "the only woman who can make me practice," and she said he "was supposed to be blind...I know he could see women," both statements that summed up their relationship.

Family Life

She was married three times and had two sons: John McClain and Donovan Donegan Eady.

Associated With

She was in the film Sensations of 1945 with W.C. Fields.