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Birth Name: Dorothy Lamour
Born: 12/10/1914
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 09/22/1996

Dorothy Lamour hailed from New Orleans, LA and was born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton on Dec. 10, 1914. A native French speaker, she was revealed to be a natural singer at a young age and French/Spanish/Scotch/Irish roots gave her a unique look that earned her much attention. After leaving high school at age 15, she studied typing with the goal of becoming a secretary. However, that career path was soon forgotten after Lamour won the Miss New Orleans contest. She and her now-single mother relocated to Chicago, IL, where the teenager initially toiled as an elevator operator. Lamour's fine singing voice earned her an invitation to join the Herbie Kaye Band and she eventually made her way to New Yor... Continue Bio >>


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