Jean Dinning

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Jean Dinning
Born Eugenia Doy Dinning
(1924-03-29)March 29, 1924
Grant County, Oklahoma, United States
Died February 22, 2011(2011-02-22) (aged 86)
Garden Grove, California, United States
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Spouse(s) Howard Mack (divorced)
Red Surrey (divorced)
Joel Beasley (widowed 1994)

Jean Dinning (March 29, 1924 – February 22, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing, with her then-husband, Red Surrey, the 1959 hit song "Teen Angel", the most popular version of which was sung by her brother Mark Dinning.

Personal life[edit]

Born Eugenia Doy Dinning, she was one of nine children. In the 1940s she had several hits as a member of The Dinning Sisters. At the time of her death, she left two surviving Dinning siblings, (Virginia, a.k.a. "Ginger", and Dolores, a.k.a. "Tootsie").[1][2][3]


She died on February 22, 2011, aged 86, in Garden Grove, California.


  1. ^ Obituary Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2011; pg. AA7
  2. ^ Obituary New York Times, March 12, 2011; page B8
  3. ^ Obituary Washington Post, March 12, 2011

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