Het is vandaag ook al 25 jaar geleden dat de Amerikaanse zanger Dinah Shore is overleden.

Dinah Shore werd geboren als Fannye Rose Shore in Winchester (Tennessee) als kind van Russian-Jewish immigrant shopkeepers. When Fannye was two years old, she was stricken with polio (infantile paralysis). She recovered, but she sustained a deformed foot and limp. She loved to sing as a small child; her mother, a contralto with operatic aspirations, encouraged her. Her father often took her to his store, where she would perform impromptu songs for the customers.
When Shore was 16, her mother died unexpectedly from a heart attack. Pursuing her education, she enrolled at Vanderbilt University, where she graduated in 1938 with a degree in sociology.
Shore decided, however, to return to pursuing her career in singing, moving to New York City to audition for orchestras and radio stations. In many of her auditions, she sang the popular song “Dinah”. When disc jockey Martin Block could not remember her name, he called her the “Dinah girl”, and soon after the name stuck, becoming her stage name.
After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman, and both Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own to become the first singer of the Big Band era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, spanning 1940–1957, and after appearing in a handful of feature films, she went on to a four-decade career in American television, starring in her own music and variety shows from 1951 through 1963 and hosting two talk shows in the 1970s.
Stylistically, Shore was compared to two singers who followed her in the mid-to-late 1940s and early 1950s, Doris Day and Patti Page. (Wikipedia)

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