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Dana Dawson

Dana Dawson

(1974 – 2010)

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United States

Dana Dawson

Dana Dawson
(1974 – 2010)

In memory of

Dana Dawson

(1974 – 2010)
About Dana
This is an online obituary dedicated to Dana Dawson. Dana Dawson was an American actress and singer.
She made her acting debut at the age of 7 in a national tour of Annie. She was an understudy of the character Mimi, in the national tour of Rent in 2000 and joined the Broadway cast in 2001 as an understudy/swing.
In an interview in The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Dana Dawson said that she was given time to become secure in each of the two roles she understudied—Mimi and Joanne—before learning the other.
As a singer, Dana Dawson released her first single in 1988 at the age of 14. The song "Ready To Follow You" was penned by French singer Jacqueline Taïeb and produced in
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France and reached the Top 20 on the French single chart. Dana Dawson then worked with French producers on her debut album Paris New York And Me which includes her debut single and spawned four other singles which enjoyed success in France in the early 1990s especially "Romantic World" and "Tell Me Bonita" which both peaked at number 4 on the French single chart. Paris, New York And Me was also certified gold in France.
In 1993, Dana Dawson took a break of two years to give her career more international impact as though she had a lot of success in France, her records were not really available in other countries. So Dana Dawson signed a recording contract with EMI and was now musically based in the UK. Her
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second album, Black Butterfly, was released in October 1995, and included three singles that made the UK Singles Chart chart: "3 is Family" reached number 9 in July 1995, "Got to Give Me Love" reached number 27 in October 1995, and "Show Me" reached number 28 in May 1996. The album was available all over Europe and also in Japan. "3 is Family" was the major hit of the album and Dana Dawson promoted it all over Europe. In 1996, she released the single "How I Wanna Be Loved" but it missed the UK Top 40. It was eventually included on a UK re-issue of the Black Butterfly album.
In 1997, Dana Dawson collaborated on the Dolce & Gabbana single "More, More, More", and provided the vocals on this dance cover version
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of the Andrea True Connection hit single.
The Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire featured her 2001 single, "Nice Life" which was only released as a single in France.
Several multi-track "singles" of Dana Dawson's music have been released in the United Kingdom, including "3 Is Family", "Got To Give Me Love", and "How I Wanna Be Loved".
Dana Dawson's songs are included on many other albums, including EMI's Music of the Twentieth Century: 1980–1999 and Virgin's Best Dance Album 1995; she also performed on the Michael W. Smith 1989 Gospel album I 2 Eye.
Dana Dawson passed on August 10, 2010. This is an online memorial dedicated to her memory. May she rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 12th Oct 2012
Jason Curry
wrote:
Hey Babe,
I will always have you in my heart. I hope that I am making you proud carrying on the tradition of what we created together. I miss you always and will forever carry you with me.- Your loving husband JASON
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Aug 2011
danielle ewing
wrote:
I just learned of Dana's passing. Dana and I auditioned together and got the parts of Tessie and Kate in the summer stock tour..our "big break" :) We then performed together at Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ that same year. I stumbled upon the news just yesterday when I was showing my daughters the annie orphan info website was just heartbroken to learn about Dana :(. My deepest sympathy to her family...I hope her mom reads this..forgive me but its been
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danielle ewing
message continued:
so long and I forget her name. Beth maybe? My mom and her mom were close during our run together...if you do read this...my mom wanted to tell you she never forgot the" pulled from cutain call" incident. I have so many pictures from that tour and even a cassette (yes cassette :) tape of the girls saying goddbye at papermill...Dana is on there...wow...i'm really sad. Rest in peace Dana xo
Remembrance Messages
On 13th Nov 2010
grieg watson
wrote:
Dana i cant believe you have passed, you always seemed such a nice and happy person, so talented, im so sad that we have all lost such a lovely lady as you. I loved so many of your songs especially baby do right by me and salvation. Everytime i hear salvation now it will bring a tear to my eye. Rest in peace Dana you will be missed very much. I send my love to all your family. God bless you Dana
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Aug 2010
Lin hayes
wrote:
To my sweet neice, may you rest in peace. Love Aunt Linda
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Aug 2010
Maria Merino-Schweitzer
wrote:
I would like to extend my sincerest sympathy to Dana's family. I knew Dana as a little girl and have always admired her talent, maturity, and dedication to her dreams. Dana was a beautiful girl/woman on the inside as well as on the outside, and I know that the many lives she touched were blessed. I feel lucky to have known her. I will pray for Dana's family and will keep Dana and her family in my heart forever!
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Aug 2010
pamela gray-collins
wrote:
Dana when I heard about your passing I was sadden. Uncle Fay Royal and I had our own memorial service to you. We listened to your music, looked at your videos, your pictures, and read the kind words expressed by your fans on your facebook. Your music made me feel happy, and now you lighten up the heavens!
Beth she was beautiful, thank you for giving the world a little bit of heaven "in Dana"
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pamela gray-collins
message continued:
Pam, your cousin
Washington DC
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On 15th Aug 2010
Sarah Beugnies
wrote:
Dana was my favourite singer in the 90's. She was a big star in France and in Belgium. Rest in peace sweet angel. A Belgian fan who will never forget you.
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Dana Dawson

This is an online obituary dedicated to Dana Dawson. Dana Dawson was an American actress and singer.
She made her acting debut at the age of 7 in a national tour of Annie. She was an understudy of the character Mimi, in the national tour of Rent in 2000 and joined the Broadway cast in 2001 as an understudy/swing.
In an interview in The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Dana Dawson said that she was given time to become secure in each of the two roles she understudied—Mimi and Joanne—before learning the other.
As a singer, Dana Dawson released her first single in 1988 at the age of 14. The song "Ready To Follow You" was penned by French singer Jacqueline Taïeb and produced in...

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Lin hayes
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