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Dinah Shore (1916–1994)

Her real name was Frances "Fanny" Rose Shore, and she was born in Winchester, Tennessee. Stricken with polio at 18 months of age, she recovered after receiving the Sister Kenny treatment. She became a cheerleader at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville and went on to graduate from Vanderbilt University in 1938, where she majored in sociology. She ... See full bio »

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The Kid Stays in the Picture
Mon, Dec 09 3:32 AM PST on STZCI (625)
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Tue, Dec 10 9:00 AM PST on LOGO (147)

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Herself - Hostess / Herself - Host / Mrs. Laura Jesson
Belle of the Yukon Lettie Candless
Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack


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 2012-2019 American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Lady in White (2019) ... (performer: "Buttons and Bows")
- Tricks and Treats (2012) ... (performer: "Buttons and Bows" - uncredited)
 2017 Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame (2017) ... (performer: "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" - uncredited)
 2016 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You (2016) ... (performer: "The First Noel" - uncredited)
 2016 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.5 (2016) ... (performer: "Buttons and Bows" - uncredited)
 2012 Storyville (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Real Great Escape (2012) ... (performer: "The Man I Love")
 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) (performer: "Murder He Says")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE", "BUTTONS AND BOWS" - uncredited)
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Moon River", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby")
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- WASP (2009) ... (performer: "I'll Walk Alone")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - uncredited)
 2007 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round 7 (2007) ... (performer: "Steppin' Out With My Baby")
 2006 Flags of Our Fathers (performer: "I'll Walk Alone")
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha (performer: "Three Little Sisters" (1942))
 2004 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Untitled (2004) ... (performer: "Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy")
 2003 Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore Show (TV Special) (performer: "Buttons and Bows", "I Got Rhythm", "I Get a Kick out of You", "How About You?", "I'd Do Anything", "Teamwork", "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" (originally "Moritat vom Mackie Messer"), "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "Cheek to Cheek", "Down by the Riverside", "I Ain't Got Nobody", "It's a Good Day", "Almost Like Being in Love", "Great Day", "That Great Come-and-Get-It Day", "The Memphis Blues" (originally "Mr. Crump"), "St. Louis Blues", "Peezie Weezie", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", "See the U. S. A. in Your Chevrolet")
 2002 Sinatra: The Classic Duets (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin", "All of Me", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" - uncredited)
 1997 Welcome to Woop Woop (performer: "Happy Christmas Little Friend")
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (performer: "Blues in the Night")
 1989 The Delinquents (performer: "Chantez Chantez")
 1988 Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (TV Movie) (performer: "Twelve Days of Christmas")
 1988 Entertaining the Troops (Documentary) (performer: "Night and Day")
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (performer: "Say It With A Slap")
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Special) (performer: "Bill")
 1981 The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Blues in the Night")
 1980 Reasons to Be Glad (Short) (performer: "La Cumparsita")
 1975-1979 Dinah! (TV Series) (performer - 10 episodes)
- Episode dated 19 September 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Anything You Can Do")
- Bob Hope: The Road to Hollywood (1977) ... (performer: "I Can't Get Started")
- Episode #3.36 (1976) ... (performer: "Making Our Dreams Come True")
- Episode #2.191 (1976) ... (performer: "City of the Angels" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 4 June 1976 (1976) ... (performer: "Hey Look Me Over")
 1976 Gator (performer: "Hey, Country Boy" - as Miss Dinah Shore)
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (performer: "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1941) - uncredited)
 1975 Euridice BA 2037 (performer: "Till")
 1973 Get Happy (TV Movie) (performer: "Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home")
 1972 Fuzz (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You")
 1971 A Safe Place (performer: "Someone to Watch Over Me")
 1970 Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary Special (TV Special) (performer: "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings")
 1969 The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (TV Special) (performer: "For Once In My Life", "Both Sides Now", "Like Hep", "Cryin' Time", "Dinah")
 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dinah Shore, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1965) ... (performer: "The Mood That I'm In", "Once Upon a Summertime", "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", "Winds of Barcelona", "Happiness Is")
 1957-1963 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (performer - 11 episodes)
- Bobby Darin, Andre Previn (1963) ... (performer: "When You're Smiling", "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella", "The Man I Love", "Everybody's Doin' It", "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love", "Let's Fall in Love", "Control Yourself", "Fly Me to the Moon", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Lazy Afternoon", "If I Had My Druthers", "Just in Time", "I'll Get By", "You Made Me Love You", "Empty Pockets Filled with Love")
- The Dinah Shore Show (1963) ... (performer: "Wonderful Boy", "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year", "You'll Never Get Away", "Buddies", "Let the Rest of the World Go By", "'S Wonderful", "South Rampart Street Parade", "Serenade in Blue" - uncredited)
- Frank Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan, Bessie Griffith (1962) ... (performer: "It's a Good Day", "It's Almost Like Being in Love", "Great Day", "That Great Come and Get It Day", "All Alone", "Remember", "How About Me?", "Mad About Him Blues", "Lazy River", "Where or When", "I See Your Face Before Me", "That Face", "You're Sensational", "The Best Things in Life Are Free" - uncredited)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1961) ... (performer: "Ain't We Got Fun", "Scarlet Ribbons", "Some of These Days", "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans", "Carolina in the Morning", "Feel So Low Down and Sad", "Every Time I Feel the Spirit", "The Story of Alice" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.30 (1960) ... (performer: "Together (Wherever We Go)" - uncredited)
 1959 Some of Manie's Friends (TV Movie) (performer: "You Make Me Feel So Young", "Them There Eyes", "A Foggy Day", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Taking a Chance on Love", "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "All of Me", "Daddy", "I Can't Give You Anything but Love", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" - uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Dinah Shore and Danny are Rivals (1958) ... (performer: "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House" - uncredited)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1957) ... (performer: "The Kiss That Rocked The World", "Goody Goody", "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter", "I'll Never Say 'Never Again' Again" - uncredited)
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dinah Shore (1958) ... (performer: "It's Nice to Go Trav'ling", "Autumn in New York" - uncredited)
 1957 General Motors 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie) (performer: "They Say it's Wonderful", "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)", "Taking a Chance on Love")
 1956 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rock Hudson, Dinah Shore, Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five, the All-American Basketball Team (1956) ... (performer: "Come Rain or Come Shine", "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" - uncredited)
 1955 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Eating Contest (1955) ... (performer: "I'll Walk Alone" - uncredited)
 1951-1953 The Dinah Shore Show (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 December 1953 (1953) ... (performer: "People Will Say We're in Love", "My Romance", "Home on the Range", "Hear Dem Bells")
- William Perlberg, George Seaton (1952) ... (performer: "Getting to Know You", "How Deep Is the Ocean", "It's a Lovely Day Today")
- Episode #1.8 (1951) ... (performer: "Tea for Two")
- Premiere Show (1951) ... (performer: "It's De-Lovely")
 1950-1952 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Buck Benny Rides Again (1952) ... (performer: "Blues in the Night" - uncredited)
- Premiere Show (1950) ... (performer: "I'm Yours", "I Oughta Know More About You" - uncredited)
 1952 Ikiru (performer: "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" - uncredited)
 1947 Fun and Fancy Free (performer: "Too Good to be True" (1947), "Say It With a Slap" (1947), "Lazy Countryside" (1947) - uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (performer: "They Didn't Believe Me", "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - uncredited)
 1946 Make Mine Music (performer: "Two Silhouettes" (1946))
 1944 Belle of the Yukon (performer: "Like Someone in Love", "I Can't Tell Why I Love You", "Sleigh Ride in July")
 1944 Follow the Boys (performer: "I'll Walk Alone" (1944), "I'll Get By" (1928) (uncredited), "Mad About Him, Sad Without Him, How Can I Be Glad Without Him Blues" (uncredited))
 1944 Up in Arms (performer: "Now I Know" (1944), "Tess's Torch Song" (1944))
 1943 Reconnaissance Pilot (Documentary short) (performer: "I've Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" - uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars (performer: "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (1943), "The Dreamer" (1943), "How Sweet You Are" (1943) - uncredited)
Show Show Actress (21 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (120 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (50 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial: 1959 Chevy Impala. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Bing Crosby] Bing Crosby sings like all people think they sing in the shower.


Dinah Shore Boulevard is named in her honor in her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee. See more »


Throwing the audience a kiss at the end of her show See more »



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