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Dinah Shore by Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore by Dinah Shore

Biography

Born: March 1, 1917 in Winchester, TN

Genre: Vocal

Years Active: ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s

One of America’s most popular entertainers long after her mid-’40s commercial peak, Dinah Shore was the first major vocalist to break away from the big-band format and begin a solo-billed career. During the ’40s, she recorded several of the decade’s biggest singles — “Buttons and Bows,” “The Gypsy,” and “I’ll Walk Alone” — all of which spent more than a month at number one on the Hit Parade. After launching a television variety series in 1951, Shore appeared on one program or another, with few…

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