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Dorothy Lamour (Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton)

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Biography

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Anita Alvarez

Swing High, Swing Low 1937

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Character: Molly Fuller

High, Wide, and Handsome 1937

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Character: Dorothy Wyndham

The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938

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Character: Nicky Duval

Spawn of the North 1938

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Character: 'Lucky' Dubarry

Johnny Apollo 1940

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Character: Dea

Typhoon 1940

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Character: Arla Dean

Moon Over Burma 1940

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Character: Donna Latour

Road to Zanzibar 1941

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Character: Antoinette 'Tony' Fairbanks

Caught in the Draft 1941

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Character: Princess Shalmar

Road to Morocco 1942

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Character: Dorothy Lamour- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Christina Hill

They Got Me Covered 1943

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Character: Ann Castle

Riding High 1943

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Character: Millie Cook

Dixie 1943

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Character: Nancy Angel

And the Angels Sing 1944

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Character: Sal Van Hoyden

Road to Utopia 1945

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Character: Carlotta Montay

My Favorite Brunette 1947

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Character: Lucia Maria de Andrade

Road to Rio 1947

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Character: Mary O'Leary aka Rochelle Olivia

Slightly French 1949

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Character: Anna Marie St Claire

The Lucky Stiff 1949

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Character: Princess Lala

Road to Bali 1952

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Character: Head Saleslady

Pajama Party 1964

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Character: Halima

I Spy 1965

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Character: Mary DeSocio

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969

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Character: Lolita Sierra

A Medal for Benny 1945

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Character: Martha Spruce

Creepshow 2 1987

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Character: Katherine Prince

Hart to Hart 1979

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Character: Flo Romaine

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Actress 'Road to Bali'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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