- NAME: Dinah Shore
- OCCUPATION: Singer, Television Personality
- BIRTH DATE: February 29, 1916
- DEATH DATE: February 24, 1994
- EDUCATION: Vanderbilt University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Winchester, Tennessee
- PLACE OF DEATH: Beverly Hills, California
- Originally: Frances Rose Shore
- AKA: Frances Shore
- AKA: Dinah Shore
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Dinah Shore was an award-winning television personality and singer known for her string of TV shows, including Dinah!, Dinah's Place, and Dinah and Friends.
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In 1951, Dinah Shore debuted her self-titled variety show on NBC. This would be the first of several long-running shows, including Dinah!, Dinah's Place, and Dinah and Friends, that would make her one of the nation's most popular TV personalities and for which she'd win nine Emmys, a Peabody Award and a Golden Globe. Shore also founded the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winner's Circle Golf Championship. She died on February 24, 1994, in Beverly Hills, California.
Dinah Shore was born Frances Rose Shore on February 29, 1916, in Winchester, Tennessee. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Shore moved to New York City to pursue a singing career. She became immensely popular, touring to entertain U.S. troops during World War II and recording several hit records. Shore also appeared in musical films throughout the 1940s, including Bell of the Yukon and Till the Clouds Roll By.
In 1951, Shore debuted her own self-titled variety show on NBC. This would be the first of several long-running shows, including Dinah!, Dinah's Place, and Dinah and Friends, that would establish her as one of the nation's most popular television personalities and for which she'd win nine Emmys, a Peabody Award and a Golden Globe.
Shore was married to actor George Montgomery from 1943 to 1962; the couple has one daughter, Melissa Montgomery-Hime. After a brief marriage to Maurice Smith, she had a long-term relationship with the much younger actor, Burt Reynolds.
Dinah Shore founded the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winner's Circle Golf Championship, which is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments on the LPGA tour. She died of ovarian cancer on February 24, 1994, in Beverly Hills, California.
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