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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 6, 1971
SpouseDon Burton
MarkYodeling voice (singing)
FactShe is said to be one of Pope John Paul II's favourite singers. She has performed live for him at the Vatican twice.

Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan was born on September 6, 1971, in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland, to parents Terence and Eileen. She was the youngest of seven children. Her father worked as a farm labourer and her mother was a homemaker. O’Riordan was educated at Our Lady’s Convent in Limerick and St. Mary’s Secondary School in Newcastle West. She began playing guitar at an early age and joined the school band, The Cranberries, in 1990.

The Cranberries rose to international fame with their 1993 debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, which sold over five million copies in the United States. The album spawned the hit singles “Linger” and “Dreams”, which helped the band achieve global success. The Cranberries went on to release four more studio albums, including the multi-platinum selling No Need to Argue (1994) and To the Faithful Departed (1996).

O’Riordan’s distinctive voice and songwriting ability helped make The Cranberries one of the most successful bands of the 1990s. In addition to her work with The Cranberries, O’Riordan also released two solo albums, Are You Listening? (2007) and No Baggage (2009).

O’Riordan was married to Don Burton from 1994 to 2014. The couple had three children together.

On January 15, 2018, O’Riordan died suddenly at the age of 46. The cause of death was later determined to be accidental drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

At the time of her death, O’Riordan was estimated to have a net worth of $30 million.

General Info

Full NameDolores O'Riordan
Date Of BirthSeptember 6, 1971
Height1.58 m


SpouseDon Burton


NominationsDavid di Donatello for Best Original Song

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#Marks / Signs
1Keening (Traditional Irish singing style)
2Yodeling voice (singing)


1You get older and come to the conclusion that it's a great gig making music. Even if you turn into an old gnarly fart, no one cares what you look like if you write good songs. The only gig is to sing well and perform.
2It's fun and games for a while, but then you're burned out and it's 'Can we turn it off?' But you can't and when you want to go back to normalcy, that's impossible. In 1997 we took time off and that's when Oasis broke and Princess Diana died and I was home with my baby, hating the music industry. People asked me what I thought about the Spice Girls and I was so happy to tell them I couldn't be bothered to care.
3(on Adele) She's a voice and she's classic. Like the fact that she doesn't peel them off, 'cause all the other broads are like 'here's me bum' and whatever. I find it kind of aggravating 'cause I always think 'Just 'cause we're women, why do have to have our boobs and butt hanging out?'
4You don't always have to have long blonde hair and big huge knockers to be nice!


1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 29, a daughter named Molly Leigh Burton on January 27, 2001. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Don Burton.
2Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 33, a daughter named Dakota Rain Burton on April 10, 2005. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Don Burton.
3Separated from her husband of 20 years Don Burton. [November 2014]
4Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a son named Taylor Baxter Burton on November 23, 1997. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Don Burton.
5Living in Canada with her Husband and family. Recovering from an exhausting world tour and working on her autobiography which has 8 chapters completed. [September 2003]
6On 27 Feb 2012, The Cranberries released their 6th studio album "Roses", followed by a tour of the USA, Asia and Europe. [February 2012]
7The Cranberries returned to the stage. They started a world tour ("Reunion Tour") and plan a new album for 2011. [2009]
8Currrently working on solo project [2006]
9Solo album "Are You Listening?" released in June of 2007.
10She's the richest woman in Ireland.
11She is said to be one of Pope John Paul II's favourite singers. She has performed live for him at the Vatican twice.
12Was asked to both act in and compose music for Titanic (1997), but refused both offers due to the birth of her son.
13In total, The Cranberries have sold over 36,200,000 albums.
14Collaborated with Michael Kamen who performs on three tracks released on The Cranberries, "To The Faithful Departed", album.
15Has gone by the name Dolores Burton since her marriage to Don Burton in 1994.
16Don Burton was Duran Duran's Stage manager. He and Dolores met when The Cranberries and Duran Duran were touring together. They married in 1994. They had a horse-drawn carriage at their wedding.
17The Cranberries were originally called Cranberry-Saw-Us (a pun on the thanksgiving food) after the alleged last lyrics of the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields.
18She is a good Irish-step-dancer. On occasion, she'll perform live during a concert, usually to the song Liar, which isn't on an album, but is included in the Empire Records Sdtk.
19Swore to never get a tatoo, but did for her husband for their anniversary. It's on her arm, and has his name.
20The family has a dog named Geena.
21Stepson, Donny.
22Married at Holy Cross Abbey, Tipperary, Ireland.
23Siblings: 1 sister, 5 brothers (Dolores is the youngest).
24Parents: Eileen & Terence O'Riordan.



Casual2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alastair Tembylton2015Short writer: "Zombie"
The Next Steps2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back in Time for Dinner2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine2015Documentary writer: "Dreams" - uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The ComebackTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Inside Amy Schumer2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The To Do List2013writer: "Dreams"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Copper2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bank Roll2012writer: "When You're Gone"
Not Waving But Drowning2012writer: "Dreams"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Just My Imagination"
Prom2011writer: "Dreams" - as Dolores Mary O'Riordan
Love & Slaps2010writer: "Dreams"
Broken Hearts2010writer: "Dreams"
X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Being Erica2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Community2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Birdemic: Shock and Terror2010performer: "Ordinary Day" - uncredited / writer: "Ordinary Day" - uncredited
20 to 12008TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Atrapats pel cap d'any2007TV Movie writer: "Zombie"
Cemento armato2007performer: "Senza fiato" / writer: "Senza fiato"
The Office2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Click2006performer: "Linger" 1993 / writer: "Linger" 1993 - as Dolores Mary O'Riordan
Beach Girls2005TV Mini-Series writer: "Dreams"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Evilenko2004lyrics: "Angels Go to Heaven", "No Way Out" / performer: "Angels Go to Heaven", "No Way Out"
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
When Snooker Ruled the World2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Linger" - uncredited
Clockstoppers2002"Time Is Ticking Out"
Smallville2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
When Strangers Appear2001writer: "Dreams"
Charmed1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
You've Got Mail1998writer: "Dreams"
Shot Through the Heart1998TV Movie "Dreams"
Stars in Their Eyes1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Blackrock1997writer: "No Need To Argue"
The Devil's Own1997performer: "God Be With You" / producer: "God Be With You" / writer: "God Be With You"
Party of Five1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
Friends 'Til the End1997TV Movie writer: "When You're Gone"
Lying Eyes1996TV Movie "Dreams", uncredited
Mission: Impossible1996"Dreams"
Top of the Pops1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Malibu Shores1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bukow and König1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Back of Beyond1995writer: "Dreams"
Empire Records1995writer: "How", "Liar"
Beverly Hills, 902101995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Butterfly Kiss1995writer: "Ridiculous Thoughts", "Away", "I Don't Need", "No Need To Argue"
Boys on the Side1995writer: "Dreams" - as Delores O'Rieardon
Ready to Wear1994writer: "Pretty Remix"
Milk Money1994"Dreams"
Camp Nowhere1994writer: "LINGER"
The Next Karate Kid1994writer: "Dreams"
Chungking Express1994writer: "Dream Person"
Aprender a volar1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio Inside1994writer: "Dreams"


Leo Moracchioli: Zombie2015Short
The Cranberries: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee2002Video documentary short




South Dakota2013

Music Department

South Dakota2013composer: theme music


The Bachelorette2015TV SeriesHerself - The Cranberries
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2012TV SeriesHerself
Music of Ireland: Welcome to America2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Best Hit USA2007TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Cranberries
The Heaven and Earth Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Quelli che... il calcio2002-2007TV SeriesHerself - Performer
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Making of Zu & Co.2004Video documentary shortHerself
Zu & Co Live at Royal Albert Hall2004VideoHerself
Festival di Sanremo2004TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Top of the Pops1994-2003TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Cranberries
Live at Vicar St.2003Video documentaryHerself - Vocals
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
The Cranberries: The Best Videos 1992-20022002VideoHerself
Hyper show2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Cranberries: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee2002Video documentary shortHerself (as Dolores O'Riordan Burton)
The Cranberries: Beneath the Skin - Live in Paris2001VideoHerself - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard (as Dolores O'Riordan Burton)
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHerself (as The Cranberries)
CNN World Beat2000TV SeriesHerself
Charmed1999TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999TV SeriesHerself
Hard Rock Live1999TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1999TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
MTV Europe Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHerself (as The Cranberries)
The Cranberries: When You're Gone1996TV MovieHerself
Pavarotti & Friends Together for the Children of Bosnia1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Guest Performer
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHerself (as The Cranberries)
Unplugged1995TV Series documentaryHerself
Cranberries: Ridiculous Thoughts1995TV MovieHerself
MTV's Most Wanted1994TV Series documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1994TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Cranberries: Live1994VideoHerself
Everybody Else Is Watching This, So Why Can't We?1994Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesHerself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2004Capri Music AwardCapri, HollywoodThe Passion of the Christ (2004)

Nominated Awards

2008DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Song (Migliore Canzone)Cemento armato (2007)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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