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DONEGAN, Dorothy

(b 6 April '24, Chicago; d 19 May '98) Jazz pianist; also played organ. She was very popular in Chicago clubs early '40s, her intimate style ideal for club work. Appeared in film Sensations Of 1945 and carried on leading trios with many fans. LPs included At The Embers on Roulette, Dorothy Donegan Live! and Donneybrook With Donegan on Capitol, The Explosive on Audiophile; now on CD: Sophisticated Lady on CMA, Live In Copenhagen 1980 on Storyville, Live At The Widder Bar '86 on Timeless; and three vols of Live At The Floating Jazz Festival on Chiaroscuro '90, '91 (with guest Dizzy Gillespie), '92 (with Clark Terry), all with generous playing times.