Dinah Shore

Born Feb 29, 1916

Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality. 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.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born on February 29, 1916.
1924 8 Years Old In 1924, the Shore family moved to McMinnville, Tennessee, where her father had opened a department store. … Read More


1938 22 Years Old She graduated from the university in 1938 with a degree in sociology. … Read More
1939 23 Years Old In March 1939, Shore debuted on national radio on the Sunday afternoon CBS radio program, Ben Bernie's Orchestra.
1940 24 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
Shore soon became a successful singing star with her own radio show in 1943, Call to Music.


1946 30 Years Old In early 1946, she moved to another label, Columbia Records.
1948 32 Years Old 1 More Event
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", (with Henri René & Orchestra) which was number one for ten weeks. … Read More
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One of her most popular recordings was the holiday perennial "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Buddy Clark from 1949. … Read More
1951 35 Years Old 1 More Event
After guest spots on many television shows, she was given her own program, The Dinah Shore Show on NBC on November 27, 1951.


1956 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1956, Shore won the first of her many Emmy Awards for the program, which was sponsored by Chevrolet. … Read More
1960 44 Years Old The Dinah Shore Chevy Show ran through the 1960–1961 season, after which Chevrolet dropped sponsorship, and Shore hosted a series of monthly broadcasts sponsored by The American Dairy Association and Green Stamps. … Read More


1970 54 Years Old From 1970 through 1980, Shore hosted two daytime programs, Dinah's Place (1970–1974) on NBC and Dinah! (later Dinah and Friends) in syndication from 1974 through 1980 and a third cable program from 1989–1992. … Read More


1976 60 Years Old 1 More Event
There were unexpected rock music performances, among them Tina Turner, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop. Shore also appeared on the Norman Lear comedy-soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman in April 1976. … Read More
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…  She also received the 1993 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honor. … Read More
1994 78 Years Old 1 More Event
In acknowledgment of her contributions to golf, Shore was elected an honorary member of the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1994.
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