not so Wordless Wednesday: Dorothy Donegan

I came across an old Photo postcard of Dorothy Donegan in my Uncle Henry’s garage.  I asked him about it, and he stated that Dorothy was the finest woman he ever met and she was a talented pianist. Henry met Dorothy in 1946 when he was 16 years old. She was a part of the Y-Service (YMCA) and performed in St. Louis Missouri at the Kiel Auditorium.

Dorothy Donegan was born on April 6, 1922 and died May 19, 1998.  She was an American classically trained Jazz pianist, who played with Cab Calloway.  She is an unsung musician that has hardly been recognized.

Bio of Dorothy Donegan

Check out this Recording:  Dorothy was HOT on that Piano!

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4 thoughts on “not so Wordless Wednesday: Dorothy Donegan

  1. Hi Yvette! Great post and great pictures. Actually I just found your blog and it is very very good. I'm trying to get caught up on all your fab stories. I love it. Well done. I have shared your blog on my FB pages (I hope you don't mind) and I am thoroughly enjoying the read.


  2. Hello Yvette, I just found blog and it is amazing. I am currently working on my family tree, and too my surprise I found my relative Dorothy Donegan. Thanks for the pic. Needles to say she is “Unsung”.

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