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Publisher's Summary

Before Oprah, before Ellen, there was Dinah Shore. She was the queen of the afternoon talk show. For over five decades, Dinah induced a state of joy into people wherever she appeared, a love affair between her and her audience. In the fickle world of popular music, Dinah had a longer run at the top than any other girl singer, and on television, she had no equal in the musical field. Arguably, she was "the first lady of television". Dinah's life, however, was not always easy. She was a Jewish girl growing up in the Deep South and, at an early age, suffered a bout with polio. Later, as she was just achieving success as a radio/recording artist, a vicious rumor threatened to scuttle her career. Romantically, the lady was been involved with many men, from her first husband, actor George Montgomery, to Frank Sinatra, to her May/December affair with Burt Reynolds. Then there were the clandestine relationships. Miss Dinah Shore is the candid story of a beloved woman whose career spanned almost all aspects of show business, from radio, records, movies, television variety and talk shows: a remarkable journey.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Michael B. Druxman (P)2016 Michael B. Druxman

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A delightful remembrance

This was a wonderfully done biography and an enjoyable listen.

I remember Dinah Shore from my younger days when my parents would watch her on TV. I remember looking forward to watching her on special days when we didn't have school (snow days, holidays, sick days). It was always a special treat to watch her show.

It was entertaining to learn more about her career and her life. The author does a nice job of taking us from her childhood trough her struggles on radio and finally on to TV and the big screen. The story is a wonderful reminder of those that worked hard and achieved.

I am glad I listened to this biography. Mrs. Shore is an important part of the early TV days and how the media evolved. It is a far cry from what passes for "entertainment" today. The values she represented in her professional life are admirable and should stand as a reminder of a better time.

While Mrs. Shore was not a perfect person, to this day she represents a standard of professionalism and excellence that is worthy of our remembrance.

I recommend this audio book.


This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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A great lady!

What did you love best about Miss Dinah Shore?

She always wanted you to feel at home with her.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Miss Dinah Shore?

When she broke up with George and wouldn't bad mouth him.

What about Pam Dougherty’s performance did you like?

Pam's knowledge of the characters made them come alive and believable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me want to be a better person.

Any additional comments?

"I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.”

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Miss Dinah Shore


Miss Dinah Shore: A Biography
: Michael B. Druxman


An unauthorized biography of Dinah Shore. I have vague memories of her tv shoe from when I was growing up. I did learn some things I didn't know about her. It was an interesting listen.


The narration was well done. Pam Dougherty did well and in places even a bit of a Tennessee accent.



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Listen to the narration sample before buying this book

I found Pam Dougherty's vocal style someone annoying and distracting. The volume and tone of her voice within a sentence varied too much for my liking. I would not choose to listen to another book narrated by her.

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Mentions lots of big name stars

What disappointed you about Miss Dinah Shore?

Felt this book was just a repetitiveness of big name stars.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Did not finish this book. Did not care for the narrator.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Perhaps, a different narrator for this book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I did love how they talk about how the kiss started.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Great Biography

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes..anyone who's a fan would love this.

What about Pam Dougherty’s performance did you like?

Her voice is very clear and she just adds something more to the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Didn't read all at once.

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You Must Be a Shore Fan

Not my cup of tea. It is probably a good book if you are a REAL Dinah Shore Fan. "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast."

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