|Frances Rose 'Dinah' Shore
Jazz Vocalist; Radio, Television and Film Personality; Animal rights activist
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Education: Hume Fogg High School; B.S., Sociology, Vanderbilt University
1940 Lucky Strike Presents
1940 The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street
1940 The Revuers
1940 It's Time To Smile
1940 Behind the Mike
1941 Tenth Anniversary Salute To Movie Radio Guide
1941 Greek War Relief Fund
1941 The Men Behind the Guns
1941 We the People
1941 Songs By Dinah Shore
1942 President Roosevelt's Diamond Jubilee
1942 Command Performance
1942 The Pause That Refreshes...On the Air
1942 Homage To George Gershwin
1942 Special Mileage Rationing Program
1942 In Person: Dinah Shore
1942 Lights Out
1943 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater
1943 Paul Whiteman Presents
1943 Bond Drive For the Cruiser Los Angeles
1943 Cavalcade For Victory
1943 The Dinah Shore Program
1943 The Jack Benny Program
1943 Duffy's Tavern
1944 AFRS Thankgiving Show
1944 March Of Dimes Campaign
1944 America Salutes the President's Birthday
1944 Mail Call
1944 Truth Or Consequences
1944 Everything For the Boys
1944 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
1944 Make Mine Music
1944 The American Band Of the A.E.F.
1944 Recording Session For British and American Army Charities
1944 Birds Eye Open House
1944 Thanksgiving Special Program
1944 Christmas Stocking (AFRS)
1945 V-E Day Special
1945 Seventh War Loan Memorial Day Program
1945 Last Program Of ABSIE
1945 Music For Millions
1945 Music America Loves Best
1945 Armed Forces V-J Program
1945 The Victory Chest Program
1945 NBC Parade Of Stars
1945 Jerome Kern Memorial Special
1946 Music Fights Infantile Paralysis
1946 Maxwell House Coffee Time
1946 Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel
1946 Stars In the Afternoon
1946 American Veterans Committee Salutes Al Jolson
1946 The Ford Show
Dinah Shore circa 1947
Dinah Shore circa 1946
|From the February 24th 1994 edition of the Syracuse Herald Journal:
Dinah Shore dies
TV, radio film star
favored golf, animals.
The Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS. Calif. - Entertainer Dinah Shore, whose career spanned radio, television and concert performances, died today. She was 76.
Miss Shore, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, died at her home here after a short illness, said publicist Stephanie Masters.
Miss Shore's grown children and ex-husband George Montgomery were with her when she died, said spokeswoman Connie Stone.
Her television career spanned the 1950s to the early 1990s, when she had a half-hour talk show, "A Conversation with Dinah," on The Nashville Network.
Miss Shore, who won 10 Emmy Awards, started in 1951 with "The Dinah Shore Show," a live, 15-minute musical show. The more elaborate "'The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" premiered in 1956 and ran until 1963.
From 1974-79 she was in "Dinah," from 1970-74 in "Dinah's Place," and from 1979 to 1984, "Dinah and Friends."
Referring to the TV camera, she said in a 1989 Associated Press interview: "I don't know how to be afraid of that old red eye. It's one person to me. I don't visualize large numbers of people out there.
I'm comfortable with it." Prior to going into television, she was a singing star on radio known for such hits as "I'll Walk Alone" and "The Anniversary Song."
She occasionally appeared in films in the 1940s including "Follow the Boys" and "Fun and Fancy Free."
She was born Frances Rose Shore on March 1, 1917 in Winchester, Tenn.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she began her broadcast singing career in 1938 on New York's WNEW, joining the NBC network later that year and signing a contract with RCA Victor in 1940. A year later she joined Eddie Cantor's radio program; by 1943 she was starring in her own radio program, sponsored by General Foods.
She married Montgomery in 1943 and had two children, Melissa Ann Hime, born in 1948, and John David Montgomery, born in 1954. She divorced Montgomery in 1962. A second marriage to Maurice F. Smith in 1963 lasted only a year.
For more than two decades she had played host to the Dinah Shore Classic golf tournament in the Palm Springs area. She was also a champion of animal rights.