Albany girl Dorothy Dreslin sang with local dance bands in the early 1930’s.
By 1935, she had feature shows on WGY and WABY. In 1936 she was featured vocalist on a Brunswick record with with Dick McDonough & His Orchestra (hear it by clicking on the link beneath the record label).
The next year, she was hired by the NBC Radio Network as a staff artist, and given a spotlight on the weekly “Hammerstein’s Music Hall” program. 1937-1938 were the high water mark of her radio career.
Executives from Warner Brothers heard Miss Dreslin on her NBC Magic Melodies program, and met with her to discuss a series of motion picture shorts. Unfortunately, nothing came of this.
I couldn’t find any information on the soprano’s doings in the wartime years, but I assume she remained active in radio entertainment.
Dreslin returned to Albany in 1945, and was soon hired to manage the record department at Arnoldy Music.
In 1950, Dorothy Dreslin opened a vocal training studio which she operated for over two decades, coaching many “Teen Age Barn” regulars.
The trail runs cold there. I couldn’t find an obituary. Any more information would be much appreciated.