Dinah Shore (1916–1994)


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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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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Self - Hostess / Self - Host / Mrs. Laura Jesson
(1956-1963)
Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack
(2005)
Oh, God! Dinah Shore
(1977)
Belle of the Yukon Lettie Candless
(1944)

Filmography

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 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Emily Dyers
- Alma Murder (1989) ... Emily Dyers
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Katherine Woodbridge
- Past Tense (1987) ... Katherine Woodbridge
 1980 Dinah and Her New Best Friends (TV Series) (1976)
 1980 HealtH
Dinah Shore
 1979 Alice (TV Series)
Dinah Shore
- Mel's in the Kitchen with Dinah (1979) ... Dinah Shore
 1979 Death Car on the Freeway (TV Movie)
Lynn Bernheimer
 1977 Oh, God!
Dinah Shore
 1976 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Melody
- Episode #10.8 (1976) ... Melody
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Dinah Shore
- Episode #1.76 (1976) ... Dinah Shore (uncredited)
- Episode #1.75 (1976) ... Dinah Shore
 1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Dinah Shore
- Someone's on the Ski Lift with Dinah (1971) ... Dinah Shore
 1970-1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #4.26 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #4.22 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #4.21 (1971) ... Guest Performer
- Episode #4.17 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #4.12 (1970) ... Guest Performer
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Townswoman singing Auld Lang Syne
- Cimarron Holiday (1958) ... Townswoman singing Auld Lang Syne (uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Dinah Shore
- Dinah Shore and Danny are Rivals (1958) ... Dinah Shore
- The Dinah Shore Show (1957) ... Dinah Shore
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
Josie Berry
 1947 Fun and Fancy Free
Dinah Shore - Narrator (voice)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll by
Julia Sanderson / Dinah Shore
 1946 Two Silhouettes (Short)
Dinah Shore (voice)
 1946 Make Mine Music (voice)
 1944 Belle of the Yukon
Lettie Candless
 1944 Follow the Boys
Dinah Shore
 1944 Up in Arms
Virginia
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Dinah Shore
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (56 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (128 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (58 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/18/49) Radio: Guest on the Louella Parsons program. Dinah sang a medley of songs considered for the Academy Awards. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Spouse:

Maurice Fabian Smith  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

Solomon Shore | Fannye Rose Shore
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Host of NBC Radio's "Birdseye Open House" (1943-1946). See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "See the U.S.A. (in Your Chevrolet)" See more »

Nickname:

Fanny

Star Sign:

Pisces

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