Dinah Shore

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Dinah Shore

American singer, actress, and television personality add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1916.

Countries: United States (81%), United Kingdom (3%), Australia (3%)

Main connections: Chevrolet, Donald Wexler, Kraft Nabisco Championship

Linked to: Hume-Fogg High School, Capitol Records, Chevrolet, Colgate-Palmolive

 

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Dinah Shore was born in 1916 add something


1924

In 1924, the Shore family moved to McMinnville, Tennessee, where her father had opened a department store add something


1937

Soon after she arrived in New York in 1937, Shore made her first television appearances on experimental broadcasts for NBC add something


1938

She graduated from the university in 1938 with a degree in sociology add something


1939

In March 1939, Shore debuted on national radio on the Sunday afternoon &CBS_radio (CBS_Radio) program, "Ben Bernie's Orchestra" add something


1940

He signed her as a regular on his radio show, "Time to Smile", in 1940 add something

 

She had a string of 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 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 add something

 

She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet add something

 

She signed a recording contract with RCA Victor Records in 1940 add something

 

Shore continued appearing in radio shows throughout the 1940s, including "Birds Eye-Open House" and "Ford Radio Show" add something

 

In February 1940, she became a featured vocalist on the NBC Radio program "The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street", a showcase for traditional Dixieland and Blues songs add something

 

Frank De Vol - From the 1940s, De Vol wrote arrangements for the studio recordings of many top singers, including Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Dinah Shore, Doris_Day, Vic Damone and Jaye P. Morgan


1941

Alvino Rey - In 1941 the group filled in for Dinah Shore at New York's Paramount Theater, which led to greater exposure


1942

Tom Adair - Adair and Dennis wrote numerous songs for Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and Dinah Shore and penned Frank Sinatra's hit "Let's Get Away from It All." In 1942, Matt Dennis joined the Army Air Corps

 

Hoagy Carmichael - That continuing collaboration led to "Skylark" in 1942, recorded almost immediately by Glenn Miller, Dinah Shore, and Helen Forrest


1943

Also in 1943, she appeared in her first movie, "Thank Your Lucky Stars", starring Cantor add something

 

Shore soon became a successful singing star with her own radio show in 1943, "Call to Music" add something

 

Shore was married to actor George Montgomery from 1943 to 1962 add something

 

They married on December 3, 1943, shortly before he went into service add something

 

George Montgomery (actor) - On December 5, 1943, Montgomery married singer Dinah Shore


1944

Paul Whiteman - Dinah Shore recorded this song in 1944, which became a hit.

 

Linda Christian - She made her film debut in the 1944 musical comedy "Up in Arms", co-starring Danny Kaye and Dinah Shore


1945

Thelma Carpenter - Carpenter replaced Dinah Shore as vocalist on Eddie Cantor's radio show for the 1945-46 season, marking the first time that a black artist had become a permanent member of an all-white show without playing a character

 

Art Van Damme - From 1945 to 1960 he worked for NBC, performing on The Dinah Shore Show, Tonight, The Dave Garroway Show and other radio and TV shows with Garroway.


1946

In early 1946, she moved to another label, Columbia Records add something


1948

At Columbia, Shore enjoyed the greatest commercial success of her recording career, starting with her first Columbia single release, "Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy", and peaking with the most popular song of 1948, "Buttons and Bows", which was number one for ten weeks add something

 

In 1948, their first child was born, a daughter named Melissa Ann, and they adopted a son in 1954 named John David before moving to Beverly Hills, California add something

 

Shore gave birth to daughter Melissa Ann, now known as Melissa Montgomery-Hime, in January 1948 add something

 

Hugo Winterhalter - Winterhalter arranged and conducted sessions for singers including Dinah Shore and Billy Eckstine, and in 1948 he was named musical director at MGM Records


1949

One of her most popular recordings was the holiday perennial "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Buddy Clark from 1949 add something

 

Twelve years later, in 1949, she made her official television show debut on the "Ed Wynn Show" and in 1950 made a guest appearance on Bob Hope's first television show add something


1950

Broadcast live and in NBC's famous "Living Color," this variety show was one of the most popular of the 1950s and early 1960s and featured the television debuts of stars of the era, such as Yves Montand and Maureen O'Hara, and featured Dinah in performances alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Pearl Bailey add something


1951

After being on other television shows, she got her own program, "The Dinah Shore Show" on NBC in 1951 add something

 

Dinah's biggest hits of this era were "My Heart Cries for You" and "Sweet Violets", both peaking at number three in 1951 add something

 

Over twelve seasons, from 1951 to 1963, Dinah Shore made 125 hour-long programs and 444 fifteen-minute shows add something


1952

Evelyn Danzig - Recordings of the song by Juanita Hall and Dinah Shore made no great impression but in 1952 Harry Belafonte, at his third session for RCA Records, covered the song with an arrangement using only a guitar and male vocal group, and made the song a hit in concert


1953

"Blue Canary" was a 1953 hit and her covers of "Changing Partners" and "If I Give My Heart To You" were popular top twenty hits add something


1955

"Holiding Hands at Midnight" a studio album from 1955 and "Moments Like These", a studio album from 1958, recorded in stereo, with orchestra under the musical direction of Harry Zimmerman, who performed the same duties on "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show", being the exceptions add something

 

"Love and Marriage" and "Whatever Lola Wants" were top twenty hits from 1955 add something


1956

In 1956, Shore began hosting a monthly series of one-hour full-color spectaculars as part of NBC's "The Chevy Show" series add something

 

In 1956, Shore won the first of her many Emmy awards for the program, which was sponsored by Chevrolet add something


1957

"Chantez, Chantez" was her last top twenty hit, staying on the charts for over twenty weeks in 1957 add something

 

Betty Hutton - In 1957, she appeared on a Dinah Shore show on NBC that featured Boris_Karloff; the program has been preserved on a kinescope

 

Irving Fields - Some of his most noteworthy compositions include "Miami Beach Rhumba", "Managua, Nicaragua" and "Chantez, Chantez," covered by Dinah Shore in 1957


1958

In 1958 Dinah was wooed from RCA by Capitol Records add something

 

Shore stayed with RCA until 1958, and during that time released albums including "Bouquet of Blues", "Once in a While", and "Vivacious", which were collections of singles with different orchestras and conductors such as Frank DeVol and Hugo Winterhalter add something


1960

Romances of the later 1960s involved comedian Dick Martin, singer Eddie Fisher, and actor Rod Taylor add something

 

Marty Paich - In the 1960s, he became more active in commercial music, and extended his talents to include work for such pop musicians as Andy Williams, Al Hirt, Dinah Shore, and Jack Jones

 

Andre Previn - Previn made two albums with Dinah Shore as arranger, conductor, and accompanist in 1960, and another, "Duet", with Doris Day in 1961


1961

"The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" ran through the 1961-1962 season, after which Chevrolet dropped sponsorship, and Shore hosted a series of monthly broadcasts sponsored by The American Dairy Association and Green Stamps add something


1962

Sally Ann Howes - She appeared on many TV shows including those of Perry Como, Dinah Shore and Jack Paar in 1962, "The Tonight Show", plus appearing in "The Bell Telephone Hour", "The Kraft Music Hall", "The United States Steel Hour"


1963

Ella Fitzgerald - Perhaps her most unusual and intriguing performance was of the "Three Little Maids" song from Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta The Mikado alongside Joan Sutherland and Dinah Shore on Shore's weekly variety series in 1963.


1970

In the early 1970s, Shore had a long and happy public romance with actor Burt Reynolds, who was 20 years her junior add something


1972

In 1972, she helped found the Colgate Dinah Shore golf tournament, which in its current identity as the Kraft Nabisco Championship remains as one of the major golf tournaments on the LPGA Tour add something

 

Kraft Nabisco Championship - Founded in 1972 by entertainer Dinah Shore, it has been classified as a major since 1983


1973

Angela Bowie - In 1973, she appeared as a guest on "The Tonight Show", hosted by Johnny Carson on November 16, 1973 alongside Dinah Shore, Joan Rivers and Ashley Montagu


1976

In the summer of 1976, Shore hosted "Dinah and her New Best Friends", an eight-week summer replacement series for "The Carol Burnett Show" that featured a cast of young hopefuls such as Diana Canova and Gary Mule Deer along with guests such as CBS stars Jean Stapleton and Linda Lavin add something

 

Leland Palmer (actress) - She was a regular on Dinah Shore's summer variety television show, "Dinah and Her New Best Friends" in 1976


1978

Georgia Holt - After performing in a singers' workshop in July 1978 at Studio One in Los Angeles, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, and Dinah Shore booked Holt to appear on their television talk shows


1991

Kraft Nabisco Championship - One of the most memorable jumps was in 1991 after Alcott won for the third time and made the jump with tournament host Dinah Shore


 

She received the 1993 Old Tom Morris award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honor add something


1994

In acknowledgment of her contributions to golf, Shore was elected an honorary member of the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1994 add something


Dinah Shore died in 1994 add something

 

Dinah Shore died February 24, 1994, in Beverly Hills, California, of ovarian cancer, five days before her 78th birthday add something


1998

Shore became a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame when it absorbed the LPGA Hall in 1998 add something


2006

In 2006, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her add something


2011

Donald Wexler - In 2011, developer Marnie McBryde presented plans to build up to 50 Wexler-designed houses, which are adaptations of the 1964 Palm Springs house he designed for Dinah Shore, throughout the Hamptons


2013

Irving Berlin - Berlin demonstrated his transposing keyboard during a television show with Dinah Shore, and the piano was placed on display in Belgium's Red Star Line Museum in 2013


2014

Donald Wexler - In 2014, actor Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the original Dinah Shore residence in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs

 

Leonardo DiCaprio - In 2014, he purchased the original Dinah Shore residence designed by mid-century modern architect Donald Wexler in Palm Springs


2019

On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Dinah Shore among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something