Carolyn Dennis

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Carolyn Dennis
Born (1954-04-12) April 12, 1954 (age 67)
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active1978–1986
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Carolyn Dennis (born April 12, 1954), sometimes known professionally as Carol Dennis or Carol Dennis-Dylan, is an American singer and actress best known for her work with and marriage to Bob Dylan.



Dennis has also sung back-up for Wonderlove, The Carpenters, Kenny Loggins, Bruce Springsteen, [1] [2] and Michael Jackson's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I . In 1982, Dennis performed the role of Poppea in a modern adaptation of Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) at Xenon Discothèque in New York City. She was the singing voice for the 1991 made-for-television movie The Josephine Baker Story starring Lynn Whitfield as Josephine Baker. Dennis was also part of the performance group The Young Americans.

On Broadway, she was a member of the original cast of such notable musicals as Big River (1985) and The Color Purple (2005). [3]

Personal life

Dennis and Dylan have a child, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, born on January 31, 1986. They married in June 1986; Dennis was Dylan's second wife. The couple divorced in October 1992. [4] [5]

Their marriage and parenthood was completely unknown to both Dylan's fans and the media until the 2001 publication of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes. [6]

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