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Dorothy Lamour’s Movie Schedule on TCM

Posted by on Aug 09, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the best classic Hollywood movie channel in the world, has scheduled the Dorothy Lamour’s Movie this month. Advised for her craziest fans, now don’t miss the chance and keep tuning the channel to see favorite Dorothy Lamour’s Movie on the TV screen.

Dorothy Lamour is famous for her acting in the successful comedy film Road to Morocco (1942) in which she stared with two more co- star Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The film was written by Frank Butler and Don Hartman and directed by David Butler for Paramount Pictures.

Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour’s Details:

Born: December 10, 1914, New Orleans, LA
Died: August 22, 1996, Baltimore, MD
Active: ’30s, ’40s, ’50s
Genres: Vocal Music
Instrument: Vocals
Representative Albums: “Thanks for the Memories: The Brunswick Recordings”, “Queen of the Hollywood Islands”, “Lovelight in the Starlight”

Dorothy was an American film actress and singer born on December 10, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Carmen Louise and John Watson Slaton both worked as waiters. Her birth name was Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton. Her parents were divorced soon after her birth. She did not completed high school, forging her mother’s name on a permission slip to drop out. After then she went to secretarial school for became an excellent typist. Even as a wealthy star, she typed her own letters.

She moved with her mother to Chicago, where she joined the Marshall Field’s department store as an elevator operator and her dream to become a singer finally came true. She also became the female vocalist for bandleader Herbie Kay. Her singing career then grown and she performed as a radio singer on The Dreamer of Songs in 1934. She followed this with radio stints on The Chase and Sanborn Show in 1937 and The Sealtest Variety Theater in 1947.

She started her acting career from 1936 with the films The Stars Can’t Be Wrong and The Jungle Princess. She became famous for her charm, beauty, and long, flowing brown hair. She performed in more than 50 films including Duffy’s Tavern, Typhoon, Pajama Party, and Johnny Apollo.

The seven “Road” titled movies she starred are: Road to Singapore, Road to Zanzibar, Road to Morocco, and Road to Utopia. Dorothy Lamour retired from movies in the late ’60s but remained active for her acting profession.

She starred in the road production of Hello Dolly in 1968. Then she performed on the cabaret circuit singing songs from the movies she starred in the ’80s. In 1987, she performed in Creepshow 2 in which she played the roll of housewife who gets murdered. This was her last film performance. She had made her several appearances on prime-time television shows including Remington Steele, The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote.

Dorothy Lamour had two sons from her second marriage (1943–1978) to William Ross Howard III and one stepson. Her first marriage life began in 1935 married to bandleader Herbie Kay ended in divorce in 1939. She was died on 22 September, 1996 at the age of 81 in Los Angeles.

Filmography:

  • Footlight Parade (1933)
  • College Holiday (1936)
  • The Jungle Princess (1936)
  • Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
  • The Last Train from Madrid (1937)
  • High, Wide, and Handsome (1937)
  • The Hurricane (1937)
  • Thrill of a Lifetime (1937)
  • The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
  • Her Jungle Love (1938)
  • Tropic Holiday (1938)
  • Spawn of the North (1938)
  • St. Louis Blues (1939)
  • Man About Town (1939)
  • Disputed Passage (1939)
  • Road to Singapore (1940)
  • Johnny Apollo (1940)
  • Typhoon (1940)
  • Moon Over Burma (1940)
  • Chad Hanna (1940)
  • Road to Zanzibar (1941)
  • Caught in the Draft (1941)
  • Aloma of the South Seas (1941)
  • The Fleet’s In (1942)
  • Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942)
  • Road to Morocco (1942)
  • Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
  • They Got Me Covered (1943)
  • Dixie (1943)
  • Riding High (1943)
  • And the Angels Sing (1944)
  • Rainbow Island (1944)
  • A Medal for Benny (1945)
  • Duffy’s Tavern (1945)
  • Masquerade in Mexico (1945)
  • Road to Utopia (1946)
  • My Favorite Brunette (1947)
  • Variety Girl (1947)
  • Wild Harvest (1947)
  • Road to Rio (1947)
  • On Our Merry Way (1948)
  • Lulu Belle (film) (1948)
  • The Girl from Manhattan (1948)
  • The Lucky Stiff (1949)
  • Slightly French (1949)
  • Manhandled (1949)
  • Here Comes the Groom (1951) (Cameo)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Road to Bali (1952)
  • The Road to Hong Kong (1962) (cameo)
  • Donovan’s Reef (1963)
  • Pajama Party (1964)
  • The Phynx (1970)
  • Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) (cameo)
  • Creepshow 2 (1987)

More info given on http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/participant.jsp?spid=107751


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