a.k.a: Mary Leton Dorothy Slaton
vitals: Dec. 10, 1914-Sept. 22, 1996
mission: Actress and singer
claim to fame: The Jungle Princess
code name: The Sarong Girl
fact: 1931 Miss New Orleans
rumor: To have been a love interest of J. Edgar Hoover (FBI Director)
Some day I hope the critics will say of me, not only that I wear a sarong becomingly, but also that I gave a good performance. I’ve never had any real theatrical training you know.
profile: Dorothy Lamour is best known for her role in “The Jungle Princess” (1936), in which she wore a floral print sarong designed by costumer Edith Head. The floral sarong would become her trademark. She started her entertainment career with aspirations of becoming a professional singer. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures and Radio.
The Chic Spy