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TV Pioneer, Entertainer Dinah Shore Dies at 76 : Show business: Friends remember winner of 10 Emmys, Peabody award for her charm and grace.

February 25, 1994|MYRNA OLIVER | TIMES STAFF WRITER

In recognition of her business acumen and wide popularity and experience in entertainment, Miss Shore was appointed to the board of directors of MGM/UA Entertainment Co. in 1985--one of the few women entertainers, including Mary Pickford and Grace Kelly, ever to serve on motion picture boards.

Although she broke important ground for women in entertainment and sports and by opening up country club memberships to single women, Miss Shore spoke out against "women's liberation in the early 1970s.

"It's always been a man's world," she said in 1972, "and it probably always will be. I don't want to change that. All of my career, on radio, in recording studios, in films and on television, men have made the decisions for me, and they've usually been the right ones."

Among the accolades of a lifetime before microphones were nine Gold Medal Photoplay Awards, the Downbeat Pop-Jazz Award, the Golden Globe, and frequent listing on Gallup Poll's 10 Most Admired Women in the World.

In addition to her children, Miss Shore is survived by three grandchildren, Jennefer, Adam and Alexander.

* APPRECIATION, In Calendar

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