Dinah Shore

promotional photo of Dinah Shore c. 1951, Paramount Pictures, eBay

Birth Name: Fannye Rose Shore

Date of Birth: February 29, 1916

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

Date of Death: February 24, 1994

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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 had two children with her former husband, actor George Montgomery.

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

Dinah’s maternal grandfather was named Herman Moses Stein.

Dinah’s maternal grandmother was named 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


Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. sadie says:

    Her parents were Russian jews and had a black grandparent.

  2. worldgirl says:

    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!


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