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Dorothy Shay


b. Dorothy Sims, 12 Apr 1921, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, d. 22 Oct 1978, Santa Monica, California, USA. A favorite country-style comedienne, Shay started her music profession in 1945 being a blues vocalist using the Morton Gould Orchestra. A couple of years later, she transformed her musical design and became referred to as the Recreation area Avenue Hillbillie and frequently joined up with Spike Jones on his radio series. She made an appearance within the 1951 movieComin’ ’Circular The Hill and later produced performances onThe Waltons tv series. She documented for Columbia Information and could very well be best remembered on her behalf 1947 documenting of ‘Feudin’ And Fightin’ (in the Broadway musicalLaffing Area Just), which became lots 4 strike in both nation and pop graphs. She passed away in 1978 carrying out a heart attack.

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Full Name Dorothy Shay
Date Of Birth April 21, 1921
Died October 22, 1978, Santa Monica, California, United States
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs It's the Little Things That Count, Finishing School Was The Finish Of Me, A Little Western Town Called Beverly Hills, Mr. Sears And Mr. Roebuck, I've Been to Hollywood, Mountain Lullaby, Agnes Clung, The Sample Song, Why Shore, Two-Gun Harry From Tucumcari, Makin' Love, Mountain Style, Always True to You in My Fashion, With a Little Indiscretion on the Side, Mountain Girl, The Drainpipe Song, Just a Friendly Feeling, If It Wasn't For Your Father, You Broke Your Promise, Feudin' And Fightin', No Ring on Her Finger, Television's Tough On Love, Don't You Think You Should've Mentioned It Before?, Since Mother Was a Girl, Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, Why Don't Someone Marry Mary-Ann, Sugar Plum Kisses And Vinegar Tears, Howlinest, Hootinest Gal, Grandpa's Gettin' Younger Everyday, I'm in Love with a Married Man, You Can't Get a Man With a Gun, Flat River Missouri, I Wanna Get Married
Albums Broadway Ditties, The Park Avenue Hillbillie Sings Feudin' & Fightin', The Park Avenue Hillbillie Goes to Town, Here's Dorothy Shay, The Park Avenue Hillbillie Sings, The Park Avenue Hillbillie, The Very Best Of, Mr Berlitz
Movies Mixed Company, The World's Greatest Athlete, Comin' Round the Mountain

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The Waltons 1976-1978 TV Series Thelma
Starsky and Hutch 1976 TV Series Claire Dodsman
Police Woman 1975 TV Series The Mother
Mixed Company 1974 Marge
The Brady Bunch 1974 TV Series Frances Mathews
Room 222 1973 TV Series Thelma Fitch
The World's Greatest Athlete 1973
Adam-12 1970 TV Series Mrs. Green
The Virginian 1970 TV Series Widow Krebs
Matinee Theatre 1956 TV Series
The Red Skelton Hour 1954 TV Series Guest Vocalist
Comin' Round the Mountain 1951 Dorothy McCoy



The Jack Benny Program TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1951 writer - 1 episode, 1951
Comin' Round the Mountain 1951 performer: "Agnes Clung", "Why Don't Someone Marry Mary Ann?", "Sagebrush Sadie", "You Broke Your Promise", "You'll Be Jes' Another Notch on Father's Shotgun" - uncredited / writer: "Agnes Clung" - uncredited



The Lawrence Welk Show 1966 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Julius LaRosa Show 1957 TV Series Herself
The Johnny Carson Show 1956 TV Series Herself
All Star Revue 1952 TV Series Herself - Guest Comedic Recording Artist
The Jack Benny Program 1951 TV Series Herself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter 1951 TV Series Herself
TV Club 1951 TV Series documentary Herself

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Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1983 TV Series

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