The Dinah Shore Show (1963)
Dinah Shore—a radio and film star in the 1940s and 1950s—hosted and sang in a series of monthly broadcasts on NBC from 1961-1963 called The Dinah Shore Show. Pictured below, left to right, are Shore's guests on the May 12 show: The Chad Mitchell Trio, Sam Fletcher, Georgia Brown, Shore, and Streisand.
Introduced by Shore as “a girl barely out of her teens ... wistful, funny, appealing, and enormously talented. She’s basically a comedienne,” Shore said, “but she’s a fine dramatic actress, too, as you’ll see when she sings her torch song.”
Streisand, wearing a Grecian-style, orange dress, sang two songs on The Dinah Shore Show: “Cry Me A River” and “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
In the last segment of the show, Barbra joined Dinah and her guests Georgia Brown (from Broadway's Oliver!), Sam Fletcher, and the Chad Mitchell Trio (folk singers). They all sang a rousing rendition of “Brotherhood Of Man” (from How to Succeed in Business...) and Barbra sang one of the verses.
Streisand flew to California for her first time to appear on The Dinah Shore Show — which was taped in color. Black and white kinescopes have been circulated among fans for years. A color video clip of Barbra singing “Cry Me A River” surfaced on the 1996 clip show Before They Were Stars.
What a treat it would be for Streisand fans everywhere if the entire episode was released (in color!) on DVD.
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