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Dinah Shore (born Fannye Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, radio and television hostess, occasional actress, and golfer.

A native Tennesseean, she first rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era, becoming the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. While her singing career waned with the rise of rock and roll, she achieved further success in television as the hostess of variety shows such as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (renamed The Dinah Shore Show when Chevrolet stopped sponsoring it) in the '50s and '60s and Dinah's Place (followed by Dinah!) in the '70s.

Dinah also left a mark in the world of professional women's golf. After starting in the sport at the age of 52, she co-founded the Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Tournament, later renamed ANA Inspiration, one of the five major golf championships for women.

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She was married to actor George Montgomery for 20 years until their divorce in 1963, and had a high-profile relationship with Burt Reynolds in the '70s.


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