Dinah Shore (Frances Rose Shore)
Photos with Dinah Shore
BiographyWinchester, Tennessee, USA
Her real name was Frances "Fanny" Rose Shore, and she was born in Winchester, Tennessee. Stricken with polio at 18 months of age, she recovered after receiving the Sister Kenny treatment. She became a cheerleader at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville and went on to graduate from Vanderbilt University in 1938, where she majored in sociology. She took voice and acting lessons on the side and sang on radio station WSM in Nashville. In 1938 she left Tennessee for New York City and began singing on radio station WNCW in New York. Read more... later changed her named to Dinah after her success with the song of the same name. She received numerous Emmy awards for television specials and productions and appeared in many films. She was married to actor George Montgomery, with whom she had one daughter and adopted a son.
Character: Herself - Performer / Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program & Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 1981