Roberta Jymme Schourop
April 7, 1943
|Years active||1954–1974; 2015|
|Spouse(s)||Kent Christensen (1964-?; divorced); 2 children|
Terry C. Barber (?-1987; his death)
Roberta Jymme Schourop (born April 7, 1943, Monterey Park, California), better known as Roberta Shore, is a retired American actress and performer. At one time "Roberta Shore" was a member of a gospel singing group in the 60's. She & 2 other girls were in the group. They played at churches in the southern California area. They visited our church in Redondo Beach for a small concert.
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Shore co-starred in several Walt Disney productions featuring the Mouseketeers, and thus came to be associated with them. (She auditioned as a Mouseketeer, but was turned down because she was taller than most of the cast at the time. "I towered over them!" she recalled years later.) She appeared as Annette Funicello's rival Laura Rogan in Annette's self-titled series and as French-speaking Franceska in The Shaggy Dog (1959).
Aside from Disney, Shore had a featured role in the 1959 screen version of Blue Denim, duetting with Warren Berlinger, and an uncredited cameo appearance in A Summer Place as Sandra Dee's gossipy schoolmate Anne Talbert. Later she played Ricky Summers in the 1960 movie Because They're Young, Jenny Bell in The Young Savages (1961), and in an uncredited role as Lorna in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version of Lolita.
Shore's television credits include appearances on Playhouse 90, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Donna Reed Show, The Lawrence Welk Show (a singing appearance in 1959), several Western series including Maverick, Wagon Train, The Tall Man, Laramie and Lawman, and regular roles on Father Knows Best (as Joyce, Bud Anderson's girl friend), The New Bob Cummings Show and The Virginian.
After the mid-1960s, Shore did little in the way of movies or television. In 1962, she starred alongside Candy Moore in a failed television pilot Time Out for Ginger. She emerged in 1984 as a radio disc jockey and program host in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, She and her husband Ron Frederickson auditioned for the parts of Ishmael and his wife Leah in a 2004 movie adaptation of the Book of Mormon.
While her husband won the role of Ishmael, the producers felt Shore's earlier fame would detract from the movie's message and chose actress Sheryl Lee Wilson to play Leah. As a child Roberta was cast as the Yodeler for "It's a Small World".
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