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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Dottie Reid: 1947

Dottie Reid: 1947

New York circa 1947. "Jazz singer Dottie Reid walking on 52nd Street." The stretch of pavement last seen here in a nighttime view. Kodachrome transparency by William Gottlieb for Down Beat. View full size.

        PHOENIX, December 3, 2018 -- Big band singer and jazz artist Dorothy "Dottie" Reid died today at the age of 97. Dottie sang with Jimmy Dorsey and Buddy Rich, and went on a world tour with Benny Goodman. Born June 15, 1921, in Arkansas, she lived in New York and moved to Arizona in 2004.

 
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