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Dorothy Lamour

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The Resume

    (December 10, 1914-September 22, 1996)
    Birth name was Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton
    Nicknames were The Sarong Girl and The Beautiful One
    Famed for her co-starring roles with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in the 'Road' movies 'Road to Singapore (1940),' 'Road to Zanzibar (1941),' 'Road to Morocco (1942),' 'Road to Utopia (1946),' 'Road to Rio (1947),' 'Road to Bali (1952)' and 'Road to Hong Kong (1962)'
    Also acted in 'The Jungle Princess (1936),' 'The Hurricane (1937),' 'Her Jungle Love (1938),' 'Man About Town (1939),' 'Johnny Apollo (1940),' 'Aloma of the South Seas (1941),' 'Caught in the Draft (1941),' 'Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942),' 'They Got Me Covered (1943),' 'Dixie (1943),' 'Rainbow Island (1944),' 'Masquerade in Mexico (1945),' 'My Favorite Brunette (1947),' 'On Our Merry Way (1948),' 'The Girl From Manhattan (1948),' 'The Lucky Stiff (1949),' 'The Greatest Show on Earth (1952),' 'Donovan's Reef (1962),' 'Pajama Party (1964),' 'Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)' and 'Creepshow 2 (1987)'
    Hosted NBC radio's 'Sealtest Variety Theater' (1948-49)
    Wrote the autobiography 'My Side of the Road' (1980)
    Died of a heart attack at age 81 (1996)

Why she might be annoying:

    She started out working as a Chicago department store elevator operator.
    She divorced her first husband after less than 4 years of marriage (1935-39).
    Though known for her sarong, she only wore it in six of her approximately 60 movies.
    She said of her teaming with Hope and Crosby, 'I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham.'
    She portrayed 'herself' in 11 movies.
    After 'Pajama Party (1964)' she made only three movie appearances within a 23 year span.
    She referred to the dog her son bought her after her second husband died as 'her boyfriend.'

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was crowned Miss New Orleans (1931).
    She had a smooth singing voice and sang on several radio programs before making a career as an actress.
    She put a face to a sexy style of garment.
    She sold $300 million worth of war bonds touring the U.S. during World War II.
    She was equally comfortable playing comedic or dramatic roles.
    She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; one for radio and the other for movies.
    She once quoted, 'Glamour is just sex that got civilized.'

Credit: Scar Tactics

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 103 Votes: 59.22% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 34 Votes: 67.65% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 34 Votes: 97.06% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 61 Votes: 44.26% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 388 Votes: 46.13% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 222 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 195 Votes: 35.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 50 Votes: 34.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 146 Votes: 45.21% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 204 Votes: 42.16% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 602 Votes: 44.02% Annoying