Dorothy Lamour Biography

Birthday: 1914-12-10
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Wiki Biography: In addition to being Miss New Orleans in 1931, Dorothy Lamour worked as a Chicago elevator operator; band vocalist for her first husband, band leader Herbie Kaye; and radio performer. In 1936 she donned her soon-to-be-famous sarong for her debut at Paramount, The Jungle Princess (1936), and continued to play female Tarzan-Crusoe-Gauguin-girl-with make-up parts through the war years and beyond. The most famous of these was in the popular Bob Hope/Bing Crosby "Road" pictures - a strange combination of adventure, slapstick, ad-libs and Hollywood inside jokes. Of these she said, "I was the happiest and highest-paid straight woman in the business." As she aged, however, the quality of her films dropped. Among her serious films were Johnny Apollo (1940) and A Medal for Benny (1945).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
On Our Merry Way 0000
The Jungle Princess Ulah 1936 Adventure
High, Wide, and Handsome Molly Fuller 1937
The Big Broadcast of 1938 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Spawn of the North 1938 Action, Romance
Road to Singapore Mima 1940 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Johnny Apollo 1940 Crime, Drama, Romance
Caught in the Draft 1941 0, Biography
Road to Zanzibar Donna Latour 1941
The Fleet's In 1942
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 Comedy, Musical
Road to Morocco Princess Shalmar 1943 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Riding High 1943 Comedy, Musical
And the Angels Sing 1944 Comedy, Music, Romance
Road to Utopia Sal Van Hoyden 1946 Adventure, Comedy, Family
My Favorite Brunette 1947 Comedy, Romance, Mystery
Road to Rio Lucia Maria de Andrade 1947 Adventure, Comedy, Musical
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952
Road to Bali Princess Lala 1953 Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
The Road to Hong Kong 1962 Comedy