February 19, 1928 - September 7, 2012
Dorothy McGuire, the middle of three singing siblings who performed together as the McGuire Sisters, died Friday in Paradise Valley, Ariz. She was 84.
The McGuire Sisters had more than 30 hits on the Billboard pop charts beginning in the mid-1950s. The group was best-known for its harmonizing on hit ballads such as "Picnic" and "Something's Gotta Give.
Dorothy, who sang with her sisters, Christine and Phyllis, had Parkinson's disease and dementia, her daughter-in-law, Karen Williamson, told the Associated Press. From Middletown, Ohio, the McGuires were harmonizing at church performances at a young age and were discovered by an agent who heard them sing at a revival meeting in Dayton.
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