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Hollywood Memorial

Dorothy Lamour

One of the great beauties of motion pictures and television, she started her career by winning the Miss New Orleans beauty contest in 1931. With no singing lessons, in 1935 she got a contract with Paramount and started her own musical program on NBC Radio. In 1936 she moved to Hollywood and began appearing in movies: ‘Jungle Princess,’ ‘The Hurricane’ and ‘The Greatest Show on Earth,’ but she is probably best remembered for her exotic sex appeal when teaming up with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby for their many road movies including ‘Road to Morocco’, ‘Road to Bali,’ etc. Her autobiography was even called ‘My Side of the Road.’ Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills.