DINAH SHORE Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Name: Frances Rose Shore                                                           
Born: February 29, 1916 Origin Winchester, Tennessee                               
Died: February 24, 1994 , Beverly Hills, California                               
Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was   
an American singer, actress and television personality. She was most popular       
during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s. After failing singing auditions   
for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy         
Dorsey, Dinah struck out on her own to become the first singer of her era to       
achieve huge solo success. She enjoyed a long string of over 80 charted popular   
hits lasting from 1940 into the late '50s, and after appearing in a handful of     
films went on to a four-decade long career in American television, starring in     
her own music and variety shows in the '50s and '60s and hosting two talk shows   
in the '70s. TV Guide magazine ranked her at #16 on their list of the top fifty   
television stars of all time. Stylistically, Dinah Shore was often compared to     
two popular singers who followed her in the mid-to-late '40s and early '50s,       
Doris Day and Patti Page.