Former South Bay opera singer Dorothy Hiura celebrates 97th birthday

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A South Bay woman who once sang in "Madame Butterfly" is celebrating her 97th birthday Saturday.

Dorothy Hiura has had quite the life. During World War II, she was placed in a Japanese internment camp, but that didn't stop her from doing amazing things. She was later an opera singer.

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Dorothy has been featured in National Geographic and other well-known publications.

During the pandemic, she has been keeping busy doing puzzles. In fact, she completed her 97th puzzle under the quarantine this week, fitting for her 97th birthday.

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