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Dorothy Lamour

Stage Name

Birth Name

Dorothy Lamour Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton
   
     Although not a dancer, Dorothy aspired to be a singer rather than an actress, however she did do some dancing. Dorothy was named "Miss New Orleans" in 1931 and entered show business as a big band vocalist. Dorothy would be in Hollywood around 1933 where she landed a bit part in a musical as a chorus girl entitled 'Footlight Parade'.

    She didn't appear in films again until 1936 when she landed a part as a coed in 'College Holiday'. She would become noticed with her Sarong ( Jungle type dress) in the Tarzan like films the 'Jungle Princess' and a few other like movies featuring her Sarong. The sarong would stay with her in the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby ROAD series. The trio would star in 'The Road to Singapore, The Road to Utopia, Road to Rio, Road to Bali, and The Road to Zanzibar'.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

New Orleans, LA 12/10/1914 - 9/22/1996 Herbie Kay (1935) n/a
        William R. Howard (1943) 2 sons

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom Bob Hope $The Moon Over Manakoora (CD)
            $Thanks for the Memories (CD)
            $Lovelight in the Starlight (CD)

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

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Films

Television

(Other)

$1933 - Footlight Parade ( Cagney) n/a 2/1938 - Pic Magazine
1936 - College Holiday       7/1938 - Screenland Mag
1936 - Jungle Princess       11/1949 - Tuney Tunes Mag
1937 - High, Wide and Handsome            
$1937 - The Hurricane            
1937 - Last Train from Madrid            
$1937 - Swing High, Swing Low            
$1938 - Big Broadcast of 1938            
1938 - Her Jungle Love            
1938 - Hollywood Handicap            
1938 - Tropic Holiday            
1939 - St. Louis Blues            
1939 - Man About Town            
$1940 - Johnny Apollo            
1940 - Moon Over Burma            
$1940 - Road to Singapore            
1941 - Aloma of the South Seas            
$1941 - Caught in the Draft            
$1941 - Road to Zanzibar            
$1942 - Road to Morocco            
$1942 - Star Spangled Rhythm            
1942 - The Fleet's In            
1943 - Show Business at War            
$1946 - Road to Utopia            
1947 - Variety Girl            
$1947 - Road to Rio            
1950 - Moments In Music            
$1951 - Greatest Show on Earth            
$1952 - Road to Bali            
$1953 - Donovan's Reef            
$1964 - Pajama Party            
1970 - The Phynx            
         

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