Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore

Highest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Lowest Rated: 67% Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

Birthday: Feb 29, 1916

Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, USA

Concealing a leg crippled by childhood polio but refusing to let Hollywood correct her distinctive Southern accent, Tennessee-born Dinah Shore symbolized small-town American sweetness during World War II, as a U.S.O. songbird for lonely servicemen stationed overseas. A discovery of Eddie Cantor, Shore made her film debut alongside the radio star in Warner Brothers' wartime morale-booster "Thank Your Lucky Stars" (1943), but it was as a recording artist that she achieved true fame. A chart-topper for RCA Victor, Columbia, and Capitol Records, Shore transitioned easily from radio to live television. Between 1951 and 1992, she was rarely off the air, hosting a variety of talk shows that emphasized her front porch folksiness while making it seem as if she were every Hollywood A-lister's next-door neighbor. Quietly divorcing two husbands, including actor George Montgomery, Shore settled for single life in her fifties - a solitude broken by an extended involvement with younger man and then-reigning box office star Burt Reynolds. Though she had never so much as knocked a golf ball into a Dixie cup, Shore loaned her name and prestige to an annual tournament sponsored by the Ladies Professional Golf Association, the long-running Dinah Shore-Colgate Invitational. Poised, approachable, and serene even through the diagnosis of ovarian cancer that claimed her life in 1994, Dinah Shore remained for her legion of fans a touchstone to a more genteel America and a symbol of downhome values uncorrupted by upward mobility.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Car on the Freeway Lynn Bernheimer (Character) - 1979
72% 59% Oh, God! Self - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some of Manie's Friends Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick Josie Berry (Character) - 1952
67% 61% Fun and Fancy Free Narrator - 1947
100% 49% Till the Clouds Roll By Julie Sanderson (Character) - 1946
70% 41% Make Mine Music Herself (Voice) - 1946
80% 75% Up in Arms Virginia (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 18% Belle of the Yukon Lettie Candless (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Boys Dinah Shore (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 55% Thank Your Lucky Stars Self - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
33% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dinah Shore Show Host 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966 1959 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965

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