WorldCat Identities

Lamour, Dorothy 1914-1996

Works: 554 works in 1,160 publications in 3 languages and 14,438 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Road films  Biographical films  Sports films  Legal films  Biography  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, wpr, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Dorothy Lamour
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Road to Bali by Hal Walker( Visual )

98 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope and Crosby are vaudeville performers hired as deep sea divers by an unscrupulous South Sea island prince
My favorite brunette by Elliott Nugent( Visual )

108 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of detective stories, a baby photographer is mistaken for a private eye and persuaded to look for a kidnapping victim
Road to Morocco by Road to Morocco (Motion picture)( Visual )

22 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lone survivors of a ship wreck in the Mediterranean, our heroes find themselves in the company of Princess Shalimar (Lamour), who has purchased Bob and plans to make him her husband. This is the third "Road" picture
Donovan's reef by John Ford( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A straight-laced Bostonian comes searching for her father, a brawling ex-Navy man living on a South Pacific island
Road to Utopia( Visual )

16 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing and Bob get caught up in a race to stake their claim to the veins of a Klondike gold mine after nabbing the deed from a couple of vicious killers. Since the boys themselves are skipping town after a shady deal, they decide to adopt the murderers' identities and take the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and ambitious Dorothy Lamour
Road to Singapore by Victor Schertzinger( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When junior shipping mogul Josh Mallon comes too close to getting hitched, he and his best buddy Ace Lannigan run to the furthest point they can find on a map--Singapore. The first of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a team of irrepressible bachelors. The scenery includes Dorothy Lamour as the beautiful live-in housekeeper they bring home
Road to Zanzibar by Victor Schert( Visual )

12 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of the famous "Road" pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as a couple of scheming carnival performers
The road to Hong Kong by Norman Panama( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry (Crosby) and Chester (Hope) travel to Tibet to search for a drug to restore Chester's memory. Once they find the cure, Chester's memory becomes so good that he accidentally memorizes a secret formula for space navigation. Soon the two meet up with a beautiful spy (Collins) and get slightly sidetracked ... to another planet!
On the road with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Singapore: "When young shipping mogul Josh Mallon comes too close to getting hitched, he and best buddy Ace Lannigan flee to the farthest point they can find on the map, Singapore."--Container
Creepshow 2 by Michael Gornick( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join the rotting Creep as he introduces this horror anthology which presents gruesome looks at the latest tales of horror
Road to Bali : Road to Rio( Visual )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Rio: Hope and Crosby stow away on an ocean bound ship and they both fall for a young beautiful passenger (Lamour)
College swing( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big broadcast of 1938: W.C. Fields plays dual roles while Hope juggles three ex-wives and romances Dorothy Lamour
My favorite blonde by Bob Hope( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My favorite blonde: It's all aboard for intrigue, laughs and romance as Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll contend with German spies during a daffy but dangerous cross-country chase
Caught in the draft ; Give me a sailor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in the draft: Hope plays a gun-shy movie star who gets drafted. He pulls through and ends up a hero and wins the heart of the colonel's daughter. Give me a sailor: A comedy about mixed-up relationships. Sailors Jim and Walter Brewster are brothers in love with the same girl, Nancy, who has an ugly duckling sister, Letty. Letty agrees to help Jim win Nancy if he will help her win Walter. Jim tries, but nothing seems to work, that is until a photo of Letty's legs wins first prize in a national contest. Suddenly Walter notices her, but Letty changes her mind, causing things to get even more mixed up
M-G-M movie legends collection by Bob Hope( Visual )

11 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Kittredge is a foreign news correspondent known for inexplicably scooping the big stories. But when he misses the beat on Germany invading Russia, he heads home to his fellow reporter and fiancée Christina Hill in Washington, D.C., in hopes of saving his relationship, career and reputation. While there, he stumbles on a tip that the Axis powers are set to destroy the capital. As Kittredge digs deeper into the story, he finds himself a target, and it's up to Robert to catch the spies, save the city and keep his job
Bob Hope thanks for the memories collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The paleface) "Timid correspondence school dentist 'Painless' Peter Potter unwittingly marries sharpshooter Calamity Jane who is hot on the trial of a dangerous renegade gang in the Wild West."--Container
My side of the road by Dorothy Lamour( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this eye-opening autobiography, one of Hollywood's most durable personalities reveals a surprisingly dramatic private life that's scarcely suggested by her glamorous screen image. The exotic costumes of the Road pictures hid a woman of extraordinary versatility: beauty contest winner, comedienne, radio star, fashion model, nightclub singer, vaudeville trouper, war bond saleswoman, dramatic actress, musical comedy star, divorcee, stuntwoman--and dedicated wife and mother. Few movie buffs know that Dorothy Lambour was voted Miss New Orleans only after a successful tour on the Fanchon and Marco circuit--only to wind up running an elevator for a living. She sang with Rudy Vallee and Herbie Kay (who became her first husband)--and was one of the most reluctant stars Hollywood ever created. She never accepted Louis B. Mayer's offer of a screen test. Cast as star of her first film, The Jungle Princess, she was mortified by her sarong costume, her appearance in the rushes, and by the outrageous publicity Paramount created to launch her career. She hit her stride during Hollywood's heyday, when off-camera events often eclipsed what the public saw on screen. Here she reveals her experiences with co-workers like Betty Grable, John Wayne, Jack Oakie, Fred MacMurray, Anthony Quinn, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd, Mae West, Cecil B. DeMille, Carole Lombard, John Ford and Robert Preston. Why The Hurricane's crew held a grudge against Jon Hall, and how they exacted their revenge; how love scenes with William Holden and Tyrone Power were ruined by an appendectomy and a whoopee cushion, respectively; the violent and oft-censored behavior of her chimpanzee co-stars; how she doffed her sarong for serious dramatic roles in Wild Harvest, Manhandled, and A Medal for Benny; the inspired wisecrackery on Bing, Bob, and Dorothy's first Road to Singapore, the bitter wrangles over the final Road to Hong Kong--and the name of the woman identified as Dorothy Lamour at Crosby's funeral. After her wartime marriage to Air Corps Lieutenant William Howard, she raised two sons while expanding her career into personal appearances, nightclubs, and the legitimate theater. Even as her film career seemed to dim, she appeared at the London Palladium and later undertook a grueling national tour in the title role of Hello, Dolly! Now, she shares the tragic story of her husband's final illness, and her resolve to keep on fulfilling her duties to her public, her family--and ultimately, to herself. Illustrated with photographs from her personal collection, this is the self-portrait of an artist whose rare honesty and character, warmth and courage have, until now, been known only to a privileged few.--From dust jacket
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Alternative Names
Dorothy Lamour actrice américaine

Dorothy Lamour actriz estadounidense

Dorothy Lamour aktorka amerykańska

Dorothy Lamour Amerikaans filmacteur

Dorothy Lamour Amerikaans filmactrice

Dorothy Lamour attrice statunitense

Dorothy Lamour US-amerikanische Filmschauspielerin

Kaumeyer, Dorothy 1914-1996

Slaton, Mary Leta Dorothy.

Slaton, Mary Leta Dorothy 1914-1996

Дороти Ламур

دوروتی لامور

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English (368)

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French (5)

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