Dinah Shore biography

Dinah Shore

Singer, Musical Artist

1916 – 1994

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Who was Dinah Shore?

Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet.

After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own to become the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, lasting from 1940 into the late 1950s, and after appearing in a handful of films went on to a four-decade career in American television, starring in her own music and variety shows in the 1950s and 1960s and hosting two talk shows in the 1970s. TV Guide magazine ranked her at #16 on their list of the top fifty television stars of all time. Stylistically, Shore was compared to two singers who followed her in the mid-to-late 1940s and early 1950s, Doris Day and Patti Page.

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Born
Feb 29, 1916
Winchester
Also known as
  • Frances Rose Shore
  • Fanny
  • Fanny Rose Shore
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Hume-Fogg High School
Lived in
  • Tennessee
  • Palm Springs
  • New York
Died
Feb 24, 1994
Beverly Hills
Resting place
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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