Dorothy Lamour (1914–1996)

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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. 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Donovan's Reef Miss Lafleur
Road to Bali Princess Lala
My Favorite Brunette Carlotta Montay


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (73 credits)
 1987 Creepshow 2
Martha Spruce (segment "Old Chief Wood'nhead")
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mrs. Ellis
- No Accounting for Murder (1987) ... Mrs. Ellis
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Rosie (1986) ... Rosie
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Dorothy Lamour
- Cast in Steele (1984) ... Dorothy Lamour
 1984 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Katherine Prince
- Max's Waltz (1984) ... Katherine Prince
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Lil Braddock
 1976 Death at Love House (TV Movie)
Denise Christian
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Visiting Film Star
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mary DeSocio
- Echo from Another World (1971) ... Mary DeSocio
 1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.12 (1970) ... Various
 1970 The Phynx
Dorothy Lamour
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Holly's Mother (segment "Love and the Pick-Up")
- Love and the Pick-Up/Love and the Proposal/Love and the Fighting Couple (1970) ... Holly's Mother (segment "Love and the Pick-Up")
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Stella Fisher
- Chains of Command (1969) ... Stella Fisher
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
- The Honorable Assassins (1967) ... Halima
 1964 Pajama Party
Head Saleslady
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Flo Romaine / Lovey Harrington
- Who Killed the Surf Broad? (1964) ... Flo Romaine
- Who Killed Madison Cooper? (1964) ... Lovey Harrington
 1963 Donovan's Reef
Miss Lafleur
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Dorothy Lamour
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Sally Bracken
- The Mink Doll (1955) ... Sally Bracken
 1954 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1952 Road to Bali
Princess Lala
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Dorothy Lamour (uncredited)
 1949 Manhandled
Merl Kramer
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Anna Marie St. Claire
 1949 Slightly French
Mary O'Leary aka Rochelle Olivia
 1948 The Girl from Manhattan
Carol Maynard
 1948 Lulu Belle
Lulu Belle
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Gloria Manners
 1947 Road to Rio
Lucia Maria de Andrade
 1947 Wild Harvest
Fay Rankin
 1947 Variety Girl
Dorothy Lamour
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Carlotta Montay
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico
Angel O'Reilly
 1945 Road to Utopia
Sal Van Hoyden
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Dorothy Lamour
 1945 A Medal for Benny
Lolita Sierra
 1944 Mail Call (Short)
Dorothy Lamour (uncredited)
 1944 Rainbow Island
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Nancy Angel
 1943 Riding High
Ann Castle
 1943 Dixie
Millie Cook
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Christina Hill
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Dorothy Lamour - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
 1942 Road to Morocco
Princess Shalmar
 1942 The Fleet's In
The Countess
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Antoinette 'Tony' Fairbanks
 1941 Road to Zanzibar
Donna Latour
 1940 Chad Hanna
Albany Yates
 1940 Moon Over Burma
Arla Dean
 1940 Typhoon
 1940 Johnny Apollo
'Lucky' Dubarry
 1940 Road to Singapore
 1939 Disputed Passage
Audrey Hilton
 1939 Man About Town
Diana Wilson
 1939 St. Louis Blues
Norma Malone
 1938 Spawn of the North
Nicky Duval
 1938 Tropic Holiday
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Dorothy Lamour
 1938 Her Jungle Love
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Dorothy Wyndham
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
 1937 The Hurricane
 1937 High, Wide and Handsome
Molly Fuller
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Carmelita Castillo
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
Anita Alvarez
 1936 College Holiday
Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 The Jungle Princess
 1936 The Star Reporter in Hollywood (Short)
Dorothy Lamour - Screen Test Clip
 1936 The Stars Can't Be Wrong (Short)
Dorothy Lamour
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/20/43) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" production of "Dixie". December 20th, 1943, was a Monday. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 55 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Cameo | Dorothy & William


5' 5" (1.65 m)


William Ross Howard III  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


John Watson Slaton | Carmen Louise Slaton

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I made 60 motion pictures and only wore the sarong in about six pictures, but it did become a kind of trademark. And it did hinder me. They expect you to always be the young girl leaning against the palm tree. Why should you want to act? See more »


John Ford began filming his classic The Hurricane (1937) with Margo in the leading female role, but Samuel Goldwyn halted production and replaced her with Lamour because of the success of The Jungle Princess (1936). See more »


Often wore a floral print wrap-around sarong


The Sarong Girl See more »

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