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Dawson was the manager of Club Blue, a nightclub in Dick Tracy's city. He had light wavy hair.

Dawson was approached by Dude, who demanded at gunpoint that he audition the singer Tonsils. Dawson listened to Tonsils' singing, but refused to hire him. Dude shot Dawson as he and Tonsils fled.

Dawson survived and was hospitalized. He explained the situation to Dick Tracy and the police, and Junior was able to produce a sketch of Dude based on Dawson's description.

Notes[]

  • When Dick Tracy first learned about Dawson being shot, he recalled that Dawson had been "in the rackets". It was stated that Dawson had previously been involved in a shooting incident with a concessions racketeer. The exact nature of Dawson's criminal past was not specified.
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