1936 to 1990
March 25, 1915 in Pontyberem
April 14, 1998
Pontyberem, Wales, United Kingdom
Dorothy Squires (March 25, 1915-April 14, 1998) was a Welsh vocalist. She was born Edna May Squires in Pontyberem, (about 12 miles from Llanelli), Carmarthenshire, in South Wales. Her parents were Archibald James Squires, a steelworker, and his wife Emily. She began to perform professionally as a singer at the age of 16. She did most of her work with the orchestra of Billy Reid who was her partner for many years. After she joined his orchestra, he began to write songs for her to perform.