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Springfield, Dusty [real name Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien]

Alice R. Carr

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/72120

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Springfield, Dusty [real name Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien] (1939–1999), popular singer, was born on 16 April 1939 in Hampstead, north London, the only daughter of Catherine Ann (Kay) Ryle, a housewife, and Gerard O'Brien (also known as OB), a tax consultant. She did not have the happiest or most stable of childhoods: her mother, ...

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Subjects: Voice

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