Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour

Highest Rated: 100% Road to Rio (1947)

Lowest Rated: 14% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1914

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Few Golden Age actresses looked better in a sarong than Dorothy Lamour, but the New Orleans native had more to offer the entertainment world than just her striking multinational beauty. She began her entertainment career as a singer and it was in that capacity that she first attracted the attention of Hollywood. Lamour found early fame in the adventure yarns "The Jungle Princess" (1936) and "The Hurricane" (1937), and proved to be an appealing romantic interest for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in "Road to Singapore" (1940). The success of the latter launched a popular series of "Road" movies and Lamour soon found herself known as "The Sarong Girl," even though she only sported one in six of her more than 50 films. She proved to be a capable dramatic performer in efforts like Johnny Apollo" (1940) and "A Medal for Benny" (1945) and was also a hugely popular WWII pin-up girl, yet usually still managed to seem a wholesome and socially acceptable object of desire for the hero. After starting a family, Lamour's output slowed, though she kept her hand in showbiz via both big and small screen appearances and a latter day Broadway debut in the cast of "Oh Captain!" (1958). Audiences gravitated towards Lamour most warmly when she was cast in comedic pictures, but her proven facility in other sorts of roles and notable abilities as a singer demonstrated that she was a lady of considerable talents.

Highest rated movies

Road to Rio
Road to Utopia
Road to Singapore
Road to Zanzibar
Road to Morocco
My Favorite Brunette
Road to Bali
The Road to Hong Kong

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 41% Creepshow 2 Martha Spruce (Character) $12.3M 1987
No Score Yet 36% Death at Love House Denise Christian (Character) - 1976
14% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Visiting Film Star (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chains of Command Stella Fisher (Character) - 1969
33% 35% Pajama Party Head Saleslady (Character) - 1964
54% 76% Donovan's Reef Miss Lafleur (Character) - 1963
60% 40% The Road to Hong Kong Unknown (Character) - 1962
49% 53% The Greatest Show on Earth Phyllis (Character) - 1952
75% 64% Road to Bali Princess Lala (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Manhandled Merl Kramer (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 27% Slightly French Mary O'Leary/Rochelle Olivia (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Stiff Anna Marie St Claire (Character) - 1949
20% 36% On Our Merry Way Gloria Manners (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Belle Lulu Belle (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From Manhattan Carol Maynard (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 25% Variety Girl Unknown (Character) - 1947
100% 77% Road to Rio Lucia Maria de Andrade (Character) - 1947
78% 69% My Favorite Brunette Carlotta Montay (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Harvest Fay Rankin (Character) - 1947
100% 76% Road to Utopia Sal Van Hoyden (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masquerade in Mexico Angel O'Reilly (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Lolita Sierra (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Island Lona (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet And the Angels Sing Nancy Angel (Character) - 1944
20% 75% They Got Me Covered Christina Hill (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie Millie Cook (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riding High Ann Castle (Character) - 1943
85% 77% Road to Morocco Princess Shalmar (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 45% The Fleet's In the Countess of Swingland (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Blue Horizon Tama (Character) - 1942
89% 61% Road to Zanzibar Donna Latour (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 73% Caught in the Draft Antoinette "Tony" Fairbanks (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aloma of the South Seas Aloma (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% Chad Hanna Albany Yates/Lady Lillian (Character) - 1940
100% 68% Road to Singapore Mima (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 59% Johnny Apollo "Lucky" Dubarry (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moon Over Burma Arla Dean (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Typhoon Dea (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man About Town Diana Wilson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Louis Blues Norma Malone (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disputed Passage Audrey Hilton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of the Blues Norma Malone (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1938 Dorothy Wyndham (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Jungle Love Tura (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Nicky Duval (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tropic Holiday Manuela (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Molly Fuller (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 66% The Hurricane Marama (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 60% Swing High, Swing Low Anita Alvarez (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Train From Madrid Carmelita Castillo (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jungle Princess Ulah (Character) - 1936

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955 1958 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967