Lamour, Dorothy

   Born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in New Orleans, Louisiana, the famous pin-up girl and actress of the 1940s won a beauty contest in New Orleans in 1931 and then moved to Chicago to become a singer, using the name Lamour. She had some success, particularly on radio, and moved to Hollywood in 1936. She became a star in The Jungle Princess in 1936 and further established herself in a role as an exotic beauty in The Hurricane in 1937. Her popularity peaked between 1936 and 1952, and she was associated with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the Road series of movies, beginning with The Road to Singapore (1940). During World War II, Lamour was very popular in tours to raise money for war bonds. Her film career was less successful in later years, although she appeared in The Greatest Show on Earth in 1952 and toured in the 1960s as a nightclub performer.
   See also Cinema.

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