Dorothy Lamour Overview:

Legendary actress, Dorothy Lamour, was born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton on Dec 10, 1914 in New Orleans, LA. Lamour died at the age of 81 on Sep 22, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.


How anyone so American as dark-haired, pencil-eyebrowed Dorothy Lamour could become Hollywood's queen of South Sea Island pictures is a bit of a mystery. But she'll always be remembered as the maiden bursting into sarong and the good-humored decoration in the "Road" pictures. Fortunately, she could also sing (rather well, if a bit syrupy) and act (a bit) and so sustained her star career. The public always liked her, and it was a hideous misjudgement of their taste to offer her only a cameo role in the last "Road" film.

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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Motion Pictures. Dorothy Lamour's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #67 on Feb 5, 1943. Lamour was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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was an American actress, singer, and entertainer. She is probably best remembered for appearing in the “Road to…” movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. “I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two sl... Read full article

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(December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996), is best-remembered for her performance in the Road to... movies. Lamour's wonderful humor, allowed her to have a long career in the movies. Lamour published her autobiography, My Side of the Road in 1980, revived her nightclub act, and ... Read full article

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Dorothy Lamour Quotes:

Sal Van Hoyden: [singing] You wouldn't dare be too bold, would you? And think that my hand was to hold, would you? And you wouldn't play on my sympathy, then take advantage of me... would you? You shouldn't be quite so near, should you? Or whisper those words in my ear, should you? You can't get romantic; that, you know, takes two. But darling, if I would... would you?

Nicky Duval: It's a treat to be kissed, even goodbye.

Turkey Jackson: We're going to get married on... . uh... . when is the big day, Dream Thing?
Princess Shalmar: When the moon, in its last quarter, silvers the blossoms of the almond tree. That's Tuesday night, about nine.

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In 1946 (with the full assistance of Paramount's publicity department) she staged a memorable stunt by publicly burning a sarong, the garment with which she had been associated since her first starring role.

Her famous "Road" co-stars Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are seen watching her from the audience as she performs in Cecil B. DeMille's circus drama "The Greatest Show on Earth.".

She first met Bob Hope while working as a singer at the popular nightclub 1 Fifth Ave. in New York's Greenwich Village, where she was accompanied on twin pianos by Julius Monk and Cy Feuer. She had top billing over him in several of their first pictures together at Paramount.

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