About Dinah Shore’s stage name, there has been interesting episode.
She received audition for orchestras and radio stations in NYC.
She always sang the popular song ‘Dinah’ in audition.
When disc jockey Martin Block could not remember her name, he called her the “Dinah girl”.
Consequently Dinah became her stage name.
She had appeared long on her TV show.
But she did not sing this song on her show.
This song was played the only opening phrase of the song as show’s theme.
Fortunately we can see her performance in website.