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Dorothy Lamour

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Also Known As: Died: September 22, 1996
Born: December 10, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1931:
Voted Miss New Orleans
1936:
Achieved instant star status with her debut appearance in Paramount's "Jungle Princess"
1938:
First film with Bob Hope, "The Big Broadcast of 1938"
1940:
First "Road" picture with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, "The Road to Singapore"
1942:
Appeared with Paulette Goddard and Veronica Lake in the all-star musical revue "Star Spangled Rhythm", singing a song which parodied aspects of their star images: "A Sweater, a Sarong, and a Peek-a-Boo Bang"
1949:
Last starring vehicle for Paramount, "Manhandled"
1952:
Played supporting star or guest star roles in two early 1950s films, but left films for a decade after playing opposite Hope and Crosby in "The Road to Bali"
1962:
Returned to films to play a cameo role in "The Road to Hong Kong", starring Hope and Crosby
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Made occasional appearances onstage in the 1960s and 70s, including performing in the leading role of "Hello, Dolly!" with a touring company in Las Vegas
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Toured in one-woman show, singing and reminiscing about her career
1987:
Made final film appearance in "Creepshow 2"
1989:
Appeared in the documentary film, "Entertaining the Troops"
1991:
Performed onstage as narrator and singer in the Stephen Sondheim revue, "Side by Side by Sondheim" at the Grand Hotel in Anaheim, CA

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