Dorothy Lamour

Actress + Singer
Born Dec 10, 1914

Dorothy Lamour was an American film actress. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

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1914 Birth Born on December 10, 1914.


1931 16 Years Old She began entering beauty pageants and was crowned "Miss New Orleans" in 1931. … Read More


Kay hired her as a singer for his orchestra and, in 1935, Lamour went on tour with Kay. … Read More
1936 21 Years Old In 1936, Lamour moved to Hollywood. … Read More
1937 22 Years Old From 1937 to 1939, Lamour appeared in John Ford's The Hurricane (1937), Spawn of the North (1938; with George Raft, Henry Fonda, and John Barrymore), and Disputed Passage (1939).
1940 25 Years Old In 1940, Lamour co-starred in the first of several Road to films with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. … Read More
1943 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Lamour married her second husband, William Ross Howard III, in 1943. They had two sons and remained married until Howard's death in 1978.


1962 47 Years Old The series essentially ended with the release of Road to Hong Kong, in 1962, in which Lamour only made a cameo appearance. … Read More


1965 50 Years Old In 1965, Lamour was awarded a belated citation from the United States Department of the Treasury for her war bond sales. … Read More


1980 65 Years Old In 1980, Lamour published her autobiography, My Side of the Road, and revived her nightclub act. … Read More
1987 72 Years Old In 1987, she made one last big-screen appearance in the movie Creepshow 2, appearing with George Kennedy as an aging couple who are killed during a robbery. … Read More
1996 81 Years Old 1 More Event
Lamour died at her home in North Hollywood on September 22, 1996, at the age of 81. … Read More
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