Who is Roberta Shore?
Roberta Jymme Schourop, also known as Roberta Shore and Jymme Frederickson, was born on 7 April 1943 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Monterey Park, California USA. She is a 78-year-old retired film and TV actress, perhaps still best recognized for landing the role of Laura Rogan in the Disney’s variety show “The Mickey Mouse Club” (1958), playing Henrietta ‘Hank’ Gogerty in the NBC / CBS sitcom “The Bob Cummings Show” (1961-1962), and featuring as Betsy Garth in the NBC Western series “The Virginian” (1962-1965).
How rich is she, as of now? Roberta Shore Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Roberta Shore’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million; acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress. She’s worked on more than 30 television and film titles since she launched her career back in the mid-1950s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Roberta Shore spent her early years in San Gabriel in Los Angeles County, where she was raised by her parents; however, their names and professions haven’t been disclosed to the public. She has an elder sister named Dorothy Madeline Schourop and a younger brother named Stanley Wilford Schourop.
She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, Roberta matriculated from San Gabriel High School in 1961.
Roberta Shore started pursuing her professional career at the age of 10, when she started singing western songs along with Tex Williams at events such as supermarket openings. He eventually invited her to join the cast of his weekly TV show from Knotts Berry Farm, after which she changed her name to Jimmy Shore. She later became a part of the highly popular NBC children’s television program “The Pinky Lee Show” in 1950.
Six years later, she made appearances in the NBC anthology drama series “Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre” and the CBS anthology drama series “Playhouse 90”.
Rise to Fame
Roberta Shore’s big break came in 1958, when she was chosen to play Laura Rogan, the rival of Annette Funicello, in Annette’s self-titled series, which was broadcast during the third season of Walt Disney’s variety TV show “The Mickey Mouse Club”. She also shared the screen with Sylvia Field and Richard Deacon, in the series at the time aired on ABC. She then took the role of Franceska Andrassy in the hit comedy film “The Shaggy Dog” (1959), alongside Fred MacMurray, Tommy Kirk and Jean Hagen, directed by Charles Barton and produced by Walt Disney Productions; she also performed the theme song for the film.
During the same year, Roberta starred as Cherie in the romantic drama film “Blue Denim”, based on a Broadway play, and appeared in the cameo role of Anne Talbert in the romantic drama film “A Summer Place”, starring Richard Egan and Dorothy McGuire; however, her appearance in the latter went uncredited. Afterwards, she guest-starred as Judy Mason in an episode of the ABC Western drama series “Maverick”, and took the supporting role of Joyce Kendall in the CBS sitcom “Father Knows Best”, both also in 1959. She then made guest appearances in such TV series as “The Donna Reed Show”, “The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis”, and “Goodyear Theatre”.
In 1960, Roberta Shore played Richelle ‘Ricky’ Summers in the drama film “Because They’re Young”, opposite Dick Clark, and featured as Linda Harder in the drama film “Strangers When We Meet”, sharing the screen with Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak. Between 1960 and 1962, she starred in the roles of Roberta, Joyce, and Mae in the ABC sitcom “The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet”, which was created by Ozzie Nelson. Concurrently, she continued to work on other projects, and in 1961 she took the role of Jenny Bell in the crime drama film “The Young Savages”, and portrayed Ginnie Caccardi in the award-winning romantic comedy film “Bachelor In Paradise”, but it went uncredited. She also guest-starred in such TV series as “Wagon Train”, “Lawman”, and “The Tall Man”, to name a few.
From 1961 to 1962, she was also cast as Henrietta ‘Hank’ Gogerty in the short-lived NBC / CBS sitcom “The Bob Cummings Show”, starring Robert Cummings.
In 1962, Roberta Shore featured in the uncredited role of Lorna in Stanley Kubrick’s version of “Lolita”, then the same year joined the cast of the NBC Western series “The Virginian”, in which she landed the role of Betsy Garth in the first four seasons through 1965. She then retired from acting to focus on raising her children, returning back briefly in 1974 to appear as Peggy in the short drama film “Cipher In The Snow”, and later in 2003 to play Ishmael’s wife in the adventure drama film “The Book Of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey”, co-written and directed by Gary Rogers.
In the meantime, she worked as a radio disc jockey and program host on a Utah radio station for a short period in 1984. Since then, she’s been working as a representative for a furniture manufacturing company, but most recently, it’s been announced that she will portray a grandma in the upcoming Western TV series “Billy And The Bandit”, currently under post-production.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Roberta Shore has long grey hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.61m), her weight is around 110lbs (50kgs), while her vital statistics are 33-24-33, bra size 34A. Her dress and shoe sizes aren’t available.
Roberta Shore has married three times. Her first husband was Kent Christensen from Ogden, Utah; they tied the knot on 19 December 1964, and the reason why she decided to retire from the show business is that they welcomed two daughters together, but unfortunately their marriage eventually ended in divorce. She later remarried to Terry C. Barber on 4 March 1983, and the couple remained together until he passed away from a brain tumor on 12 December 1987.
The actress is now married to Ron Frederickson, who is known as an actor, director, and retired college drama professor; she adopted Ron’s four children from his previous marriage, and they reputedly now have more than 100 grandchildren.
The couple resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.