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

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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