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SHAY, Dorothy

(b Dorothy Sims, '21, Jacksonville FL; d 22 Oct. '78) Singer popular in '40s cabaret with gimmick of singing hillbilly songs in sophisticated setting as "the Park Avenue Hillbilly'; recorded for Columbia. "Feudin' And Fightin'' was a hit '47 (from Broadway musical Laffing Room Only). She appeared in Abbott & Costello film Comin' Round The Mountain '51.