West, Dottie

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West, Dottie Gender: F
Dorothy Marie Marsh
born on 11 October 1932 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Smithville, Tennessee, 35n58, 85w49
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°54' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°04 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°14'

Dottie West


American country-western singer, composer and songwriter. She is known for "Would You Hold It Against Me" and "Paper Mansions" along with many famous duets with Kenny Rogers, Jim Reeves and other noted singers. Big-hearted and caring, she helped many new artists get ahead.

West first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in 1962 and within two years had become the first female country artist to win a Grammy for her single "Here Comes My Baby." Appearing regularly on the country charts she had such hits as "A Lesson in Leavin'," and "Country Sunshine," which she had originally written for a Coca-Cola commercial. At one time she was a duet partner with star turned singer John Schneider, the actor formerly on the TV show "Dukes of Hazzard." Her most successful partnership was with her friend Kenny Rogers and together they recorded such hits as "Every Time Two Fools Collide " and "What Are We Doin' in Love."

A redhead, West married and divorced three times. She married her guitar playing college sweetheart, Bill West in 1952 but 20 years later divorced him. An eight year marriage followed to drummer Byron Metcalf, 12 years her junior, and in 1982 she wed her road manager and sound engineer, Alan Winters, who was 22 years younger than she. They divorced in January 1990 and soon after filed for bankruptcy. In June 1990 she gave up her home in Brentwood, TN and auctioned off her possessions, including stage costumes, to pay off $2.5 million in debts and taxes to the government.

West has four kids: Morris, Kerry, Shelly and Dale. Daughter Shelly, also a country singer, teamed up with David Frizzel in 1980 to record "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma."

Around late June or early July 1991, she was hospitalized for several days after a traffic accident she had while exiting the driveway to her apartment complex. Then, on 8/31/l991, while being driven to perform at the Grand Ole Opry by a neighbor, George Thackston, 80, the car he was driving went out of control just before 8:00 P.M. on a Nashville parkway's elevated exit ramp. The car crashed nose down onto the roadway below. Doctors operated twice, removing her spleen and trying to repair her ruptured liver. She died during a third liver operation on 9/04/1991 when her heart failed due to massive blood loss.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Financial : Bankruptcy June 1991 (Over two million in debt)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 29 August 1991 (Car crash)
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  • Death by Accident 4 September 1991 in Nashville (Injuries from car accident, age 58)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank C. Clifford. The 4:30 is difficult to read but with a magnifying glass, it is discernable.

A former B.C. in hand, obtained 1/16/1996, reads clearly 4:00 AM. It was copied by hand by a registrar who apparently did not study carefully the original B.C.Przybyloswki has 4:00 on a handwritten form from the Tennessee Records Office.


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Red)
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all
  • Traits : Personality : Other Personality (Generous and caring)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (First marriage 20 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Second and third husbands 12 and 22 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Business partners Kenny Rogers, Jim Reeves)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Injuries from car crash)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western (Singer and duet artist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer