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Dinah Shore

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore

Full Name: Fannye Rose Shore
Profession: Singer, Actress and TV Personality

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Shore was the top-charting American female vocalist of the 1940s, later achieving even greater success in television as the host of several variety programs sponsored by the Chevrolet motor company.

While Shore initially auditioned for bands, including that of Benny Goodman, she was unsuccessful and pursued a solo career. This paid off when she was the first in an era known as one of 'big bands' to achieve a previously unheard of level of success while performing solo.

Born: March 1, 1917
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: February 24, 1994 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Complications from ovarian cancer

Married Life

  • 1943-12-05 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

Historical Events

  • 1939-08-06 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio