Dorothy Donegan

Dorothy Donegan bio

Birth Name: Dorothy Donegan

Occupation: Pianist

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: April 6, 1922

Date Of Death: June 20, 1905

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Not available

Dorothy Donegan was born on the 6th of April, 1922. She was best known for being a Pianist. Classically trained jazz artist whose style was immersed in stride piano and boogie-woogie, but was known to incorporate bop, swing jazz, and classical.

Dorothy Donegan was born in Illinois. She was a graduate of DuSable High School in Chicago where she was trained by Walter Dyett, Dinah Washington’s teacher. She was Art Tatum’s protégée. He said she was “the only woman who can make me practice,” and she said he “was supposed to be blind…I know he could see women,” both statements that summed up their relationship.

Dorothy Donegan was a Aries and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Dorothy Donegan was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Dorothy Donegan is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Dorothy’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Dorothy Donegan’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dorothy Donegan’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Dorothy Donegan kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dorothy Donegan was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Dorothy Donegan
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Dorothy Donegan was a Aries. People of this zodiac sign like physical challenges, taking on leadership roles, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that doesn't use one's talents. The strengths of this sign are being courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries is Libra and Leo.

Chinese Zodiac: Dorothy Donegan was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Dorothy Donegan had a ruling planet of Mars and has a ruling planet of Mars and by astrological associations Tuesday is ruled by Mars. This planet symbolizes the principle of assertive drive and energy. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have huge drive, aggression and commpetitiveness.

Dorothy Donegan’s birth sign is Aries and she had a ruling planet of Mars.

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