Monday, May 24, 2010

Dorothy Collins

A couple of days ago I came upon a website about singer and actress Dorothy Collins; the website was recently created by her three daughters (Deborah, Elizabeth, and Melissa).

In addition: a CD featuring vocals by Collins was brought out in January, by Jasmine Records, a London label.  Her daughters contributed to the CD’s liner notes, and also contributed photos (see cover of CD, below).

Collins starred for years on TV’s Your Hit Parade, was later one of the stars of the TV show Candid Camera, and in the early 1970s was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway play Follies.

She is interviewed in my book. We spoke in 1979, while she was appearing in a summer stock production, at Cape Cod’s Falmouth Playhouse. Because of asthma, she retired the following year. She passed away in 1994, at age 67.