1910 - Born Dorothy May
Ricketts on January 8th in Warragu,
Family settled in Palmwoods.
As a teenage she worked at the Theatre Royal in
as a double act with Rex Payne.
1930’s - Dorrie made a name for herself as a musician, singer,
actress and comedian throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Late 1930’s - Joined the Tivoli circuit where she
met Tex Morton. She joined
on his “Tex Morton’s Circus and Rodeo”, which became the
country’s biggest touring entertainment, touring continually
until the beginning of the 1950”s.
1941 - In March she became the first woman to make a recording
when she recorded a duet with Tex Morton.
Dorrie became the accordionist for the “Roughriders”.
Dorrie and Tex originated and starred in the high rating
radio show “All Self And Saddled”. They played themselves in a
situation drama with country songs backed by the “Roughriders”.
Dorrie wrote much of the material for these shows.
1985 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame.
1992 - Passed away on April 19th.