Dorothy Shay

Dorothy Shay

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dorothy Shay (April 11, 1921 - October 22, 1978) was an American popular comedic recording artist in the late 1940s and early 1950s, who later became a character actress. She was known as the "Park Avenue Hillbillie." Shay was born Dorothy Sims in Jacksonville, Florida. When she began her career as a 'straight' singer, she took vocal lessons to lose her Southern accent. She sang for the USO during World War II. Dorothy changed her name to "Shay" in order to not be confused with Ginny Simms, another performer of the day, choosing "Shay" to honor her mentor Betty Shay (Betty Shay later became Betty Corday when she married Ted Corday, producer of Days of our Lives).show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135762710
  • 9786135762716