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Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour was an American actress of Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore, Road to Rio, Johnny Apollo, The Hurricane, The Jungle Princess and St. Louis Blues fame.

She was also a singer of The Moon Of Manakoora, Personality, Blue Nightfall, I Go For That, and Let's Dream in the Moonlight fame.


Biographical fast facts

Full, original or maiden name at birth: Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton*

Date and place of birth: December 10, 1914, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Date, place and cause of death: September 22, 1996, North Hollywood, California, U.S.A. (Heart attack)

Marriage #1
Husband: Herbie Kaye (m. May 10, 1935 - April 21, 1939) (divorced)

Marriage #2
Husband: William Ross Howard III (m. April 7, 1943 - 1978) (his death)

Children
Sons: John Ridgely Howard (known as Ridge Howard)
Richard Thomson Howard (known as Tommy Howard)

Stepson: William Ross Howard IV (known as Bill Howard, Jr.)

Burial site: Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.


Error corrections or clarifications

* Ms. Lamour was not born "Mary Kaumeyer" as was variously reported by many reference books in the past. She addressed this issue herself in an attempt to set the record straight.


All of the following publications, in some past editions, have offered erroneous birth data on Dorothy Lamour.

Daily Celebrity Almanac by Bob Barry

Time/Information Please Almanac

Who's Who in America

The Wordsworth Book of Days

Older editions of the World Almanac and Book of Facts

The World Almanac Who's Who of Film


It is not our intent to denigrate these fine publications, but merely to point out the above inaccuracy to prevent further dissemination of the erroneous data.


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