Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, was born April 16
1939 in West Hampstead, England, known as Dusty Springfield. Dusty
Springfield scored 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 in 19641970.
She was voted the Top British Female Artist. While recording her final
album, A Very Fine Love, in January 1994 in Nashville, Springfield felt
unwell. Upon returning to England a few months later, she was diagnosed
with breast cancer. She received months of radiation treatment and, for
a time, the cancer was in remission. Cancer was detected again in the
summer of 1996. After a fight, she was defeated by the illness in 1999.
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