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Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton (The Beautiful One, The Sarong Girl, Dottie) was born on 10 December, 1914 in New Orleans, LA, is an American actress. Discover Dorothy Lamour's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Dorothy Lamour networth?

Popular As Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton (The Beautiful One, The Sarong Girl, Dottie)
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 10 December 1914
Birthday 10 December
Birthplace New Orleans, LA
Date of death September 22, 1996
Died Place Los Angeles, CA
Nationality LA

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Dorothy Lamour Height, Weight & Measurements

At 82 years old, Dorothy Lamour height is 5' 5" (1.65 m) .

Physical Status
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available

Who Is Dorothy Lamour's Husband?

Her husband is William Ross Howard III (m. 1943–1978), Herbie Kay (m. 1935–1939)

Family
Parents Not Available
Husband William Ross Howard III (m. 1943–1978), Herbie Kay (m. 1935–1939)
Sibling Not Available
Children Richard Thomson Howard, John Ridgely Howard

Dorothy Lamour Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Dorothy Lamour worth at the age of 82 years old? Dorothy Lamour’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from LA. We have estimated Dorothy Lamour's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Tropic Holiday (1938)$1,000 /week
Spawn of the North (1938)$1,500 /week
St. Louis Blues (1939)$1,500 /week
Road to Zanzibar (1941)$5,000 /week
Caught in the Draft (1941)$5,000 /week
Aloma of the South Seas (1941)$5,000 /week
The Fleet's In (1942)$5,000 /week

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2011

Lamour is named in the film J. Edgar (2011) as having had an early affair with J. Edgar Hoover. Books on Hoover also report that she was his great love, something she never confirmed or denied.

2002

Biography in: "American National Biography." Supplement 1, pp. 338-339. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

1990

Sang the show-stopping "Broadway Baby" in a 1990 Long Beach, California revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies".

1960

She opened the first of what was meant to be a chain of "Dorothy Lamour" beauty salons in New York's Greenwich Village in 1960, not far from where she had begun her nightclub career in the 1930s.

1957

Was scheduled to make her Broadway debut in the 1957 musical "Oh, Captain!" as a replacement for Abbe Lane. She played a few previews, but the show closed before her official opening night.

1952

Her famous "Road" co-stars Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are seen watching her from the audience as she performs in Cecil B. DeMille's circus drama Greatest Show On Earth (1952).

1948

Host of NBC Radio's "Sealtest Variety Theater" (aka The Dorothy Lamour Show) (1948-1949).

1946

In 1946 (with the full assistance of Paramount's publicity department), she staged a memorable stunt by publicly burning a sarong, the garment with which she had been associated since her first starring role.

1944

Appeared as herself on the Jack Benny Program on the radio December 10, 1944.

1941

Femme fatale in the Bing Crosby - Bob Hope "Road" series of Paramount Pictures offerings from 1941 to 1953. In the final entry, The Road to Hong Kong (1962), she appeared with Crosby and Hope but the femme fatale this time was Joan Collins.

1940

In the 1940s, she was the celebrity spokeswoman for Chesterfield Cigarettes.

1939

Was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), which went to Vivien Leigh.

1937

"The Moon of Manakoora" from The Hurricane (1937), was her signature song.

1936

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. " As she aged, however, the quality of her films dropped.

1931

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.