Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 - September 22, 1996) was an American motion picture actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, died in Hollywood, California.
Lamour's birth name was Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton; Lamour came from a variation of the name of her step-father, Carlo Lambour. After winning the title of Miss New Orleans in a beauty pageant she moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1931, hoping to become a professional singer. She first attracted some attention singing with the band of Herbie Kay, who became her first husband. In 1935, she had her own fifteen-minute weekly musical program on NBC Radio. She also sang on the popular Rudy Vallee radio show.