Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American actress and singer best known for her roles in the Road to… movies with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Starting as a big band singer in the 1930s, she gained fame as Ulah in The Jungle Princess (1936), earning the title “Sarong Queen.”

Her career peaked with the success of the Road series comedies, beginning with Road to Singapore in 1940. As her screen career waned, Lamour transitioned to stage and television, making a brief appearance in The Road to Hong Kong (1961). In the 1970s, she revived her nightclub act and penned her autobiography, “My Side of the Road” (1980). Lamour’s final film role was in 1987. Married to William Ross Howard III since 1943, they remained together until his death in 1978. Dorothy Lamour passed away at 81 in 1996.

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