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DOROTHY LAMOUR BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Dorothy Lamour was born on December 10th, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana with the birth name Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton.  She was very beautiful and always had dreams of pursuing a career as a singer.  In 1931, she won a beauty contest as Miss. New Orleans  and then decided to move to Chicago and search for work as a singer. 
 
While seeking employment she worked as an elevator operator before getting a job as a vocalist for the Herbie Kay band.  In 1935, she married the band leader, Herbie Kay and they remained together for four years.  Alongside her job as a vocalist for the band, she also worked on a Chicago radio program as a singer.
 
She went to Hollywood in 1936 and made her film debut for Paramount Pictures on, "The Jungle Princess" and "College Holiday" (1936).  She was so beautiful and well received by the public that she was then cast in a number of films such as, "Typhoon" (1940), "Johnny Apollo" (1940), "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (1942) and "A Medal for Benny" (1945).     
 
She was also very well known for her Bob Hope / Bing Crosby "Road" Pictures for Paramount.  These were, "Road To Singapore" (1940), "Road to Zanzibar" (1941) "Road to Morocco" (1942), "Road To Utopia" (1946) and "Road to Bali" (1952).  There was one another "Road" Film made but she was not cast in it and the last one being made it 1977 was not completed due to Bing Crosby's death.
 
Between 1951 and 1987, Lamour only made ten films as her career was slowing down.  Her last film was , "Creepshow 2" (1987).  Dorothy Lamour passed away on September 22nd, 1996 in Los Angeles, California from a heart attack at the age of eighty one.  She was interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.  After she and her first husband Kaye divorced in 1939 she married William Ross Howard III on April 7th, 1943 and the couple were together until his passing having two children.
 
Dorothy Lamour was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for motion picture and radio contributions. 
 
 
Filmography

1987   Creepshow 2
1987   Murder, She Wrote 
1986   Crazy Like a Fox
1984   Hart to Hart  
1980   The Love Boat
1976   Death at Love House
1976   Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 
1971   Marcus Welby, M.D.
1970   The Tim Conway Comedy Hour
1970   Love, American Style
1969   The Name of the Game
1967   I Spy 
1964   Pajama Party 
1964   Burke's Law 
1963   Donovan's Reef 
1957   The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
1955   The Red Skelton Hour 
1955   Damon Runyon Theater
1952   Hollywood Opening Night
1952   Road to Bali 
1952   The Greatest Show on Earth
1949   Manhandled 
1949   Slightly French 
1949   The Lucky Stiff 
1948   The Girl from Manhattan 
1948   Lulu Belle 
1948   On Our Merry Way 
1947   Road to Rio 
1947   Wild Harvest  
1947   My Favorite Brunette  
1946   Road to Utopia 
1945   Masquerade in Mexico 
1945   A Medal for Benny 
1944   Rainbow Island 
1944   And the Angels Sing 
1943   Riding High 
1943   Dixie 
1943   They Got Me Covered 
1942   Road to Morocco 
1942   Beyond the Blue Horizon 
1942   The Fleet's In
1941   Aloma of the South Seas 
1941   Caught in the Draft
1941   Road to Zanzibar 
1940   Chad Hanna
1940   Moon Over Burma 
1940   Typhoon 
1940   Johnny Apollo 
1940   Road to Singapore 
1939   Disputed Passage 
1939   Man About Town
1939   St. Louis Blues 
1938   Spawn of the North 
1938   Tropic Holiday 
1938   Her Jungle Love 
1938   The Big Broadcast of 1938  
1937   Thrill of a Lifetime 
1937   The Hurricane 
1937   High, Wide, and Handsome 
1937   The Last Train from Madrid 
1937   Swing High, Swing Low 
1936   The Jungle Princess 
1936   College Holiday 
1936   The Stars Can't Be Wrong
1933   Footlight Parade






Matinee Classics - Donovan's Reef
Matinee Classics - Dorothy Lamour
Matinee Classics - Road to Bali starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour
Matinee Classics - Sealtest Variety Theatre Radio Show starring Dorothy Lamour
Matinee Classics - My Favorite Brunette starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Alan Ladd, Frank Puglia, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr., John Hoyt, Charles Dingle, Reginald Denny and Ann Doran
Matinee Classics - On Our Merry Way starring Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Victor Moore, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, David Whorf, Hugh Herbert, Charles D. Brown, Eduardo Ciannelli and Betty Caldwell
Matinee Classics - Road to Zanzibar starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Douglass Dumbrille, Iris Adrian, Lionel Royce, Buck Woods, Leigh Whipper, Ernest Whitman, Noble Johnson, Joan Marsh, Luis Alberni and Robert Middlemass
Matinee Classics - Road to Zanzibar starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Douglass Dumbrille, Iris Adrian, Lionel Royce, Buck Woods, Leigh Whipper, Ernest Whitman, Noble Johnson, Joan Marsh, Luis Alberni and Robert Middlemass
Matinee Classics - Road to Zanzibar starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Douglass Dumbrille, Iris Adrian, Lionel Royce, Buck Woods, Leigh Whipper, Ernest Whitman, Noble Johnson, Joan Marsh, Luis Alberni and Robert Middlemass
Matinee Classics - Road to Morocco starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Dona Drake, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny and George Givot


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