Dorothy Schwartz

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Musician, Member of the Chordettes

Dorothy Schwartz was one of the original members of a girls Barber Shop style group that was brainchild of a girlfriend from high school in her hometown of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The group called themselves The Chordettes. Dorothy traveled with the group performing at Barber Shop fairs and programs around the country. At one point they gained the attention of Arthur Godfrey who signed the girls to perform on his television program. They stayed with Mr. Godfrey for three years before Dorothy decided to return home to raise her family. Dorothy was replaced and just a few months later the group recorded “Mr. Sandman,” which was the first of several pop hits for the group.