Dinah Shore

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Dinah Shore

Born

2/29/1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA

Died

2/24/1994

Birth Name

Frances Rose Shore

Gender

Female
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User Rating
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Biography

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Dinah Shore was born to Russian Jewish immigrants. Her father owned a dry goods store in Winchester Tennessee. Fanny Rose as she was known then, contracted polio when she was two years old. Her family was able to provide excellent care and Fanny Rose was left with a…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • April 13, 1969. Dinah Shore Special: "Like Hep!" (NBC) -
      Guests: Lucille Ball, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Diana Ross.

    • The Chevy Show presents Dinah Shore At Home
      25Dec1951 KNBH channel 4 7:30pm 30min program.
      Lauritz Melchoir visits Dinah Shore and her husband George Montgomery at the Montgomery home in the San Fernando Valley.
      The show will take televiews into Dinah's livingroom as well as to her pool and around the grounds.
      Lauritz Melchoir sings "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to Dinah's 4-year-old daughter Melissa, and a group of her little friends.

    • On March 27, 1955 Dinah Shore appeared on "Entertainment 1955" with Helen Hayes, Bob Hope, Judy Holliday, Cesar Romero, Dinah Shore, Fred Allen and others. The program included excerpts from a broadway play, comedy sketch and variety for the opening of NBC-TV's color city in Burbank, California.

    • Dinah's first hit record was "Yes, My Darling Daughter".

    • Dinah won a Peabody Award for broadcasting in 1958.

    • Dinah Shore was the first woman to host her own variety show.

    • Dinah was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1994.

    • Dinah has 9 Emmy awards for her television work. From 1954 to 1975.

    • Dinah has written three cookbooks titled, Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah, The Dinah Shore Cookbook, and Dinah Shore's American Kitchen.

    • Dinah had a slight limp from polio as a child which never deterred her from playing sports like tennis and golf.

    • "Conversation with Dinah" on The Nashville Network cable was Dinah's last television series in 1989.

    • In 1992 Dinah was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Orlando, Florida.

    • On Nov. 27, 1951 Dinah began her shows for Chevrolet on NBC, two fifteen minute shows a week.

    • Dinah traveled to Europe in 1943 performing for troops and in France they named a bridge after her.

    • Dinah along with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope did many Command Performances for the armed forces radio network.

    • In 1943 Dinah was signed to host her own radio show, "Call to Music."

    • Eddie Cantor signed Dinah to his radio show "Time to Smile" in 1940 after hearing her sing.

    • Her first hit recording was "Yes, My Darling Daughter."

    • Dinah was hired to sing on radio at WNEW station along with another upcoming young singer, Frank Sinatra. In the course of her auditions she sang the song, "Dinah". Martin Block, a New York disc jockey, couldn't remember her name and called her that "Dinah girl" and so her new name was born.

    • Dinah made her television debut on the Ed Wynn show in 1950.

    • Dinah was a guest on the Danny Kaye Show (CBS) on October 27, 1965. Other guest included Herb Alpert.

    • On May 16, 1966 Dinah appeared as one of the award presenters on The Best on Record (NBC). Hosted by Bob Hope.

    • Dinah appeared on the Dean Martin Show, October 13, 1966. Other guests included George Burns, Wisa D'Orso, Jonathan Winters and the Pair Extraordinaire.

    • On March 2nd and March 9th 1967, Dinah hosted (CBS) Coliseum special titled "Moscow State Circus".

    • Dinah appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on July 16, 1968. Other guests included Glen Campbell, Pat Paulsen and Sebastian Cabot.

    • Dinah Shore during an episode of her Dinah! series, had the misfortune of interviewing the comedian Andy Kaufman in his Tony Clifton guise. He took deliberate offense at her questions and eventually tipped a pan of eggs over her head. This happened live on the air in front of a huge TV audience and Shore's producers cut to an impromptu commercial as Kaufman was escorted out of the studio.

  • Quotes

    • Dinah Shore: I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today. Why should unmarried women be discriminated against? Unmarried men are not.

    • Dinah Shore: I'd like people to remember that I really tried everything within my range of reality. And that whatever I did, I did with all my heart.

    • Dinah Shore: Bing Crosby sings like all people think they sing in the shower.

    • Dinah: The best money advice ever given me was from my father. When I was a little girl, he told me, "Don't spend anything unless you have to."

    • Dinah: I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me.

    • Dinah: Trouble is part of your life, if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.

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