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Dinah Shore

  • Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee
  • Birthday: February 29
Date of passing: 
February 24, 1994

Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality.

She rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet.

She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, spanning 1940–1957, and after appearing in a handful of feature films, she went on to a four-decade career in American television, starting with her own music and variety shows from 1951 through 1963.

Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality.

She rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet.

She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, spanning 1940–1957, and after appearing in a handful of feature films, she went on to a four-decade career in American television, starting with her own music and variety shows from 1951 through 1963.

Shore hosted two daytime programs, Dinah's Place (1970–1974) on NBC and Dinah! (later Dinah and Friends) in syndication from 1974 through 1980.

TV Guide ranked her at number 16 on their list of the top 50 television stars of all time.

Dinah Shore was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1991.

 

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Dinah Shore

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