Birth Name: Mary Isobel Catherine O’Brien
Date of Birth: 16 April, 1939
Place of Birth: Hampstead, London, England, U.K.
Date of Death: 2 March, 1999
Place of Death: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, U.K.
Ethnicity: Irish, some Scottish
Dusty Springfield was a British pop singer and record producer. She is known for her hit singles Son of a Preacher Man and I Only Want to Be with You. Her brother is folk and pop musician Tom Springfield.
Dusty was the daughter of Catherine Anne “Kay” (Ryle), from Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, and Gerard Anthony “OB” O’Brien, who was raised in British India, and had Irish and Scottish ancestry.
Dusty’s paternal grandparents were named Joseph Aloysius O’Brien and Isabelle Francis.
Dusty’s maternal grandfather was Maurice Patrick Ryle (son of Thomas Ryle). Maurice was born in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. He was a prominent journalist, who edited the Irish Independent and Evening Herald in the 1920s.
Dusty’s maternal grandmother was named Bridget Myles. Bridget was born in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.