Jan 27, 2017
Dinah Shore, who was born in 1916 and passed in 1994, was more of a renegade than her Tennessee accent would have us believe. Piecing together this look at her career and work as a woman pioneer in TV has required more context and research than is normally the case. In other words, FUN!
Dinah exercised calm confidence in pressing NBC to break color barriers in the late 50s and early 60s, caused a few gasps when engaged in a free May-October relationship with Burt Reynolds, helped put women's golf on the map and eased the way for The Dinah to become the world's largest lesbian event.
At Advanced TV Herstory, we look for pioneers, glass ceiling breakers, women who stood or stand with other women. The obvious ones wear shoulder pads the size of umbrellas, the less obvious appear in the form of demure, gracious Dinah Shore.