|Birthname||Stanton, Mary Leta Dorothy|
|born on||10 December 1914|
|Place||New Orleans, Louisiana, 29n57, 90w05|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
American actress who made the sarong famous in her first film, "The Jungle Princess," 1936. A nightclub singer in New York before arriving in Hollywood, she sang in many of her 60 films. Best remembered for her exotic beauty and comic timing, she did a long string of "Road" pictures with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, starting with "Road to Singapore," 1940. She once said of those times, "I was the happiest and highest paid straight woman in the business."
After she retired in 1953, she returned twice to the screen for guest shots in "Road to Hong Kong," 1962 and "Donovan's Reef," 1963. In 1980, she wrote her autobiography, "My Side of the Road."
She married bandleader Herbie Kay, 1935 to 1939, then William Ross Howard III, an Air Force lieutenant she met during WW II. They had two sons and were very happy together for 35 years.
Lamour died on 22 September 1996, Los Angeles, California.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1936 (First film, "The Jungle Princess")
- Work : Retired 1953 (Retired from film)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 (Released her autobiography)
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Sy Scholfield quotes her in "My Side of the Road" by Dorothy Lamour and Dick McInnes (Prentice-Hall, 1980), p. 1: "My first road began in the charity ward of New Orleans' Hotel Dieu Hospital on a very cold December 10, 1914. Instead of the laughter and congratulations of grandparents and aunts and uncles, there was only my father beside my mother's bed, holding her hand and beaming as the nurse brought in their new baby girl."
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Second marriage 35 years)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Over 60 films)