March 15, 2014 |
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore , the big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer who died in 1994. The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room.
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June 13, 1985
Paul Godkin, who danced with the American Ballet Theatre in the 1940s and '50s and choreographed for such films as "Around the World in 80 Days" and on television for Ed Sullivan and Dinah Shore, is dead of a heart attack at age 60. Godkin, who danced with such ballerinas as Tamara Toumanova, Nora Kaye and Carmelita Maracci, also performed on Broadway and did choreography for Las Vegas spectaculars. He died Friday.
February 6, 1986
Ticker Freeman, a song plugger who composed such popular standards as "So Dear to My Heart," "You'll Always Be the One I Love" and "Baby Don't Be Mad at Me," died last Thursday at a Van Nuys hospital of cancer. The musical arranger and conductor on Dinah Shore's long-running television show of the 1950s was 74. Freeman began his long career as an accompanist and song plugger for music publishing houses in the 1930s.
November 10, 1985
Congratulations on a marvelous Traveling in Style magazine (Oct. 20). This is heads and shoulders above the usual recital of places, foods and prices and how-to. Particularly enjoyed the articles by Dinah Shore, Peter Ueberroth and Walter Hackett--personalities of interest and a dimension beyond mere facts and descriptions. Am looking forward to the next one already. SUE BEATTY La Jolla
February 27, 1994 |
Dinah Shore was thinking serve-and-volley, not pitch-and-putt when she was asked to host a tournament in 1971. "I'd love to," the entertainer said when asked by David Foster, then president of Colgate Palmolive, about the venture. "It's tennis, of course?" she asked, referring to her then-favorite sport. "No, it's golf," Foster said. "She was a very good sport about it," he recalled Thursday. "She became a pretty good golfer." Shore, who died Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
March 23, 1999 |
Alice Cooper, whose quasi-satanic actions in concert have for decades put fear in the hearts of parents, is now terrorizing opponents on the pro-am golf circuit. Cooper is among a dedicated contingent of celebrities who make the rounds of charity golf tournaments, including the Nabisco Dinah Shore LPGA tournament, which kicks off this week in Rancho Mirage. But spectators shouldn't look for the trademark long hair and makeup.
June 9, 1990
Regarding Joan Rivers and the implication that she must go in (to her interviews) cold: Joan spends more time going over material than any other host I've had the pleasure of working with, all of whom prepare extensively, including Mike Douglas, Dinah Shore, Gary Collins and Regis Philbin. She insists upon knowing as much about a guest as she possibly can and truly enjoys the research process. Maybe it's Howard Rosenberg and not Joan Rivers who is a one-person lynch mob. LAURENCE R. FERBER Executive Producer, "The Joan Rivers Show"