D.O.B.: . March 1, 1917 (Winchester, Tennessee)
February 24, 1994 (Beverly Hills)
Location: Hillside Memorial; Mausoleum, outside/rear, Isaiah V 147
Singer, television actress. The first woman to have her own television variety show, Shore's first big break in show business was a job singing on the radio at WNCW in New York City. By 1943, she had her own radio show. During World War II, Shore became the first woman to visit GIs on the front lines and won the USO Medallion Award for her service. After starting out recording with bandleader Xavier Cugat, Shore recorded more than 70 hit songs, including, "Dinah," where she picked up her nickname. In 1951, she began work on her television show The Dinah Shore Show, which ran until 1957. In 1956, she began hosting The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, until 1963. Beginning in 1970, she followed with a four year run hosting Dinah's Place, a daily talk show that went into syndication as Dinah!. Shore founded the Dinah Shore Classic, one of the first important money-winning tournaments for women golfers, in 1972.
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