Dorothy Lamour – Biography of Dorothy Lamour

The actress known as Dorothy Lamour was born December 10, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His real name was Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton.
She was very young when she became “Miss New Orleans”, beginning shortly thereafter to pursue a singing career.
Thanks to her beautiful voice, she was quickly able to become the singer of a series of debig-bands and was the star of a music radio show that was broadcast in Chicago.

Being the vocalist of the Herbie Kay Band, met, fell in love and got to marry the founder of the group Herbie kay.
His first musical was “Parade of Candilejas” of 1933, but due to her great talent and enormous beauty it did not take long for her to get a contract with Paramount Studios, and to achieve a place in the world of Hollywood when she made her debut in the film College Holiday shot in 1936.

Some time later, she appears as a leading actress in The Jungle Princess, a movie where she had to play a kind of Tarzan woman. The great success he achieved made him a permanent character in his career.
Later he would have other roles in different productions such as La furia del oro negro in 1937 and Huracán sobre la isla that same year.

Her work as an actress was going very well, she became a well-known actress and she did not lack job offers to appear in several cinematographic films; Unfortunately their marriage deteriorated and ended in 1939.
Single again, the 1940s turned out much better and she was able to appear in the musical comedy series that began with “Road to …” where she shared credits with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

From 1940 it is worth highlighting the Singapore Route, later the Moroccan Route, the River Road, the Bali Road and Two Frescoes in Orbit from 1962 appeared. In the midst of these productions, the actress appeared in other films such as the one recorded in 1945 entitled Where the heroes are born and in Morena and Dangerous of 1947.

In 1949, Lamour married William Ross Howard III, an advertising executive, with whom he remained until his death in 1978. The couple went on to become the father of two children.

In the 1950s Dorothy acted in more film productions such as Cecil B. De Mille’s The Greatest Show in the World. But suddenly, the actress preferred to take time away from the cameras to spend more time with her family, during these years she only worked in some theatrical works in Baltimore.

Several years later he returns to the screens and appears in the 1963 film The Irish Tavern, directed by producer John Ford. In 1964, a comedy directed by Don Weiss was in The Pajama Club.
After these productions, Dorothy decides to retire permanently and settles in her residence until the last day of her life. Turned into a great glamorous presence of American cinema of the 1930s and 1940s, he passed away on September 21, 1996 at the age of 81.