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 Dorothy Lamour

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Dorothy Lamour Famous memorial

Original Name
Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton
Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
22 Sep 1996 (aged 81)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Enduring Faith section, Map #D01, Lot 387, Single Ground Interment Space 2
Memorial ID
1728 View Source

Actress. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she dropped out of high school at the age of 15, and attended a secretarial school. She won the Miss New Orleans beauty contest in 1931, and after the contest she moved to Chicago, Illinois with her mother. With no singing lessons, she tried out and got the vocalist spot with the group "The Yeast Foamers" which was sponsored by Fleischmann's Yeast. She later left "The Yeast Foamers" and moved to New York City, New York, and in 1935 she got a contract with Paramount Motion Picture Studios. She had her own musical program on NBC Radio, and sang on the Rudy Vallee radio show. It was during this time she adopted the name of Lamour. In 1936 she moved to Hollywood, California, and began receiving acting roles on motion pictures such as "Jungle Princess," "Road to Morocco," "Road to Bali," "The Hurricane," and and "The Greatest Show on Earth." Some of her television roles were on shows such as "Hart to Hart" and "Murder She Wrote." In 1980 she published her autobiography "My Side of the Road."

Actress. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she dropped out of high school at the age of 15, and attended a secretarial school. She won the Miss New Orleans beauty contest in 1931, and after the contest she moved to Chicago, Illinois with her mother. With no singing lessons, she tried out and got the vocalist spot with the group "The Yeast Foamers" which was sponsored by Fleischmann's Yeast. She later left "The Yeast Foamers" and moved to New York City, New York, and in 1935 she got a contract with Paramount Motion Picture Studios. She had her own musical program on NBC Radio, and sang on the Rudy Vallee radio show. It was during this time she adopted the name of Lamour. In 1936 she moved to Hollywood, California, and began receiving acting roles on motion pictures such as "Jungle Princess," "Road to Morocco," "Road to Bali," "The Hurricane," and and "The Greatest Show on Earth." Some of her television roles were on shows such as "Hart to Hart" and "Murder She Wrote." In 1980 she published her autobiography "My Side of the Road."

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Dorothy Lamour Howard
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1914 – 1996


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1728
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1728/dorothy-lamour: accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Lamour (10 Dec 1914–22 Sep 1996), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1728, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .