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Dorothy Ashby (1932–1986)

Dorothy Ashby was born on August 6, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Dorothy Jeanne Thompson. She was married to John Ashby. She died on April 13, 1986 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Human Highway Music Department
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends Self - as the Dorothy Ashby Trio
The Mike Douglas Show Self - Harpist


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 2019 Deerskin ("Cause I need it") / (performer: "Cause I need it")
 2018 Ocean's 8 (performer: "Action Line") / (writer: "Action Line")
 2017 Master of None (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Dinner Party (2017) ... (performer: "Soul Vibrations")
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 1982 Human Highway (musician: harp)
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 1967 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self - Harpist
- Episode #7.66 (1967) ... Self - Harpist
 1958 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (TV Series)
Self - as the Dorothy Ashby Trio
- Eddie Hodges, The Axidentals, the Dorothy Ashby Trio (1958) ... Self - as the Dorothy Ashby Trio
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 1997 Classic Albums (TV Series documentary)

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Jazz and bop harpist in clubs in Philadelphia, New York, and Detroit, daughter of Wiley Thompson, a jazz guitarist. She studied piano and music education at Wayne State University and performed with Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman. She was a bandleader of trios and quartets which included Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Cobb, and many others between the late 1950s and the mid-1960s. In the early ... See more »

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