Dorothy Mcguire Of The Mcguire Sisters Dead, Aged 84
Dorothy Mcguire, part of the one-time prolifically Billboard charting trio The Mcguire Sisters, has sadly passed away in Paradise Valley, Arizona. She was 84 years old. As part of the The Mcguire Sisters, Dorothy Mcguire can lay claim to more than 30 hits on the Billboard pop charts, a streak that began back in the mid-1950s. The group were feted for their harmonising on well-known ballads like as Picnic and Something's Gotta Give. Their biggest chart hit came in 1954, with Sincerely making the top spot on the US Billboard charts as well as becoming their joint-highest hit across the waters in the UK. That was matched in 1957 with Sugartime also topping the American charts and making 14 in the UK.
In recent years, Dorothy had been seriously suffering from Parkinson's disease and dementia, according to The Associated Press. Her daughter-in-law Karen Williamson paid tribute to her and her two sisters career, saying "They were a talent at a time when you had to have talent - it couldn't be done as it is now. Truly, their harmonies were some of the best and God-given and they always knew that and never took that for granted."
The sisters last performed together in the mid-2000s, with Christine and Phyllis Mcguire, now 86 and 81 respectively, living in Las Vegas.