Dinah Shore

by ethnic on August 4, 2010

Birth Name: Frances Rose Shore

Date of Birth: February 29, 1916

Place of Birth: Winchester, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Death: February 24, 1994

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality. She was the top charting female vocalist of the 1940s.

Dinah’s parents, Anna (Stein) and Solomon Aaron/Aron Shore, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Her mother was born in Kiev. Dinah was married to actor George Montgomery.

Dinah’s paternal grandparents were Labe Shore and Rose Rosenblum.

Dinah’s maternal grandparents were Herman Moses Stein and Fayga/Fannie Glantz (the daughter of David Glantz and Bessie).

Sources: Genealogy of Dinah Shore – https://www.geni.com

Dinah Shore on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dinah Shore – http://gw.geneanet.org

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sadie March 17, 2012 at 6:04 am

Her parents were Russian jews and had a black grandparent.

follers July 30, 2016 at 10:12 am

Pretty common among Russian Jews. Not a lot of people know that.

fuzzybear44 June 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm


I always heard the rumors about Dinah black ancestry, but were you being sarcastic

passingtime85 June 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm

I’m not Follers, but I can almost guarantee it was sarcasm.

follers June 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Don’t be so presumptuous, passingtime85. It was clearly irony, not sarcasm.

fuzzybear44 June 16, 2017 at 12:07 am

Okay I was just asking , because last night I read this article where they have purposely been breeding out the afro-turks since the 1900’s in order to keep the turks white .So I had no idea if they practices that in Russia during Dinah lets say Grand parents time

andrew June 16, 2017 at 3:05 am

Turks are not really “white”. They have some Mongoloid admixture and plenty of them look straight Middle Eastern.

worldgirl October 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

then people where oblivioussss back in de day cause she did not look white ,..and they stated that she tried to keep secret that she is also black . Creole. you can so tell and her nose looks not white but asian ( commonly with mixed people )mine looks asian an latin haah

on some picture she even look a little bit like mariah carey and in this one just a lil like..jessica alba!


passingtime85 June 27, 2017 at 4:47 am

I feel dumb for responding to a nearly six year old post, but w/e.

Dinah Shore had a nose job, judging from various pics through her life, several. With her original nose, thinking that she had Sub-Saharan African ad-mixture wouldn’t be completely crazy.


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