facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Patty Andrews of famed trio dies at 94

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the iconic Andrews Sisters singing trio, died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles, her lawyer said. She was 94.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 10, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2005 with 21 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 10, the 345th day of 2004 with 21 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2003 with 21 to follow.
By United Press International

Bob Hope dies at 100

TOLUCA LAKE, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Venerable and venerated comedian Bob Hope has died at his Toluca Lake, Calif., home, his publicist Ward Grant said. He was 100.

Bob Hope, entertainment titan, dies at 100

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Bob Hope, who died at the age of 100 Sunday evening at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif., was one of the most successful and beloved figures in the history of entertainment.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

Who would have thought in the 1940s, when Bob Hope was rallying the troops, he would live to be 100? Or is he actually 102 today?
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new in the world of home video...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United press International
Prev
Page 1 of 2
Photos
Dorothy Lamour
Original caption (written in 1983): Of his many professional accompliishments, Bob Hope remains most fond of the seven "road" pictures he did with his longtime friend, Bing Crosby. In 1952 it was "Road to Bali" and the lady is Dorothy Lamour..(UPI Photo)
Wiki

Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American film actress. She is probably best-remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies co-starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

Lamour was born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Carmen Louise (née LaPorte) and John Watson Slaton, both of whom were waiters. Lamour had French Louisianan ethnicity from her maternal side; she was often mistaken to be of South American descent, though her BIO was mentioned on the Hispanic Hollywood channel. She did however, have ancestors from Spain and was also part Irish. Her parents' marriage lasted only a few years, with her mother re-marrying to Clarence Lamour, and Dorothy took his last name. The marriage also ended in divorce when Dorothy was a teenager. The family finances were so desperate that when she was 15, she forged her mother's name to a document that authorized her to drop out of school. Later, however, she did go to a secretarial school that did not require her to have a high school diploma. She regarded herself as an excellent typist and usually typed her own letters, even after she became quite wealthy.

After she won the 1931 Miss New Orleans beauty contest, she and her mother moved to Chicago, where Lamour earned $17 a week as an elevator operator for the Marshall Field department store on State Street. She had no training as a singer but was persuaded by a friend to try out for a female vocalist's spot with Herbie Kay, a band leader who had a national radio show called "The Yeast Foamers", apparently because it was sponsored by Fleischmann's Yeast.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dorothy Lamour."
Most Popular
x
Feedback