Dinah Shore Show, The

Dinah Shore Show, The

Dinah Shore began her career in 1937 when she performed on WSM in her home state of Nashville, Tennessee. She didn’t stay in her native south for long. In 1938 she made the move to New York City where she could be heard singing on Martin Block’s show on WNEW.

This small town girl became nationally known when she sang with Ben Bernie on CBS in 1939 and was given her own 15-minute show on the Blue Network. In 1940, Dinah was the first to perform on the show Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street. She also sang for Eddie Cantor on his show.

Her songs My Darling Daughter and Blues in the Night launched her into stardom. She was a major recording artist selling hundreds of thousands of records. In 1941 she was given another 15-minute show, Songs by Dinah Shore. In 1942, she had another show titled In Person, Dinah Shore.

At this time, she made the transition into acting. She moved to Hollywood, but kept doing her radio show and continued to appear with Eddie Cantor whose show had also moved to California.

Bristol Myers sponsored her show in Hollywood but the plugs she was asked to give for a laxative and a deodorant annoyed Dinah. She didn’t feel that the products were feminine. Still she stayed with the show for a year and a half.

When that series ended, it wasn’t long before she featured in a further series sponsored by Birdseye Foods, and later by Ford Motors and Phillip Morris. They all followed the same format of a little bit of talk and a spotlight on Dinah Shore’s amazing vocals.

Her final radio show was a short series on NBC that was sponsored by Pabst Beer. It only aired for about 5 months before Dinah went back to performing with Eddie Cantor on his show. By the end of the 1940s, her radio career was over as she transitioned to TV and films.

Dinah Shore continued to be a major star on film and television. She was also known for her support of women’s professional golf and was made an honorary member of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1994.

That same year, at the age of 77, Dinah Shore passed away from ovarian cancer. But she can still be seen occasionally on PBS when her shows are rerun. In 1998 an album was also released featuring some of her most famous recordings.

Broadcast: 2nd November 1941
Added: Jun 17 2007
Broadcast: 16th November 1941
Added: Dec 09 2007
Broadcast: 23rd November 1941
Added: Jan 14 2008
Broadcast: 30th November 1941
Added: Dec 16 2007
Broadcast: 7th December 1941
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Dec 09 2007
Broadcast: 21st December 1941
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Broadcast: 28th December 1941
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Broadcast: 24th April 1942
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Sep 02 2007
Broadcast: 17th February 1944
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Broadcast: 24th February 1944
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Broadcast: 9th March 1944
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Feb 03 2008
Broadcast: 23rd March 1944
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Feb 17 2008
Broadcast: 11th May 1944
Added: Dec 16 2008
Broadcast: 18th May 1944
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Broadcast: 25th May 1944
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Broadcast: 8th June 1944
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Jun 24 2007
Broadcast: 15th June 1944
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Broadcast: 29th June 1944
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Broadcast: 25th January 1945
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Sep 09 2007
Broadcast: 15th March 1945
Added: Jun 16 2007
Broadcast: 19th April 1945
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Broadcast: 3rd May 1945
Added: Mar 30 2008
Broadcast: 31st May 1945
Starring: Alan Ladd, Dinah Shore
Added: Jun 05 2008
Broadcast: 13th September 1945
Added: Jun 06 2008
Broadcast: 20th September 1945
Added: Sep 23 2007
Broadcast: 27th September 1945
Added: Apr 13 2008
Broadcast: 4th October 1945
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Oct 07 2007
Broadcast: 18th October 1945
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Broadcast: 25th October 1945
Added: Oct 28 2007
Broadcast: 1st November 1945
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Broadcast: 8th November 1945
Added: Jun 08 2008
Broadcast: November 22, 1945
Added: Nov 26 2009
Broadcast: 3rd January 1946
Added: Jan 06 2008
Broadcast: 28th March 1946
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Mar 03 2008
Broadcast: 9th May 1946
Added: May 10 2008
Broadcast: 16th May 1946
Added: May 07 2009
Broadcast: 23rd May 1946
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Dec 08 2011