Talk:Dorothy Lamour

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Footlight Parade[edit]

I have removed the comment "she got a job in the chorus of 'Footlight Parade' (1933)... Lamour's participation in this film has long been disputed and I am a major Lamour fan/collector yet have never seen any articles on Lamour that confirm this appearance. This rumor I believe started in a book of movie musicals published in the early 1970's and has grown from there. Another source says a "Donna LaBarr" is a chorus in the film - possibly someone confused her with Lamour. Lamour cannot be spotted in the film as it exists today.

College Holiday[edit]

I seriously doubt Lamour appears in this movie which also occasionally shows up in her filmography. By 1936 she was already a name as a radio singer, it is unlikely she would have started her film career in a bit part. I believe I have successfully tracked down how "College Holiday" appears in Lamour's filmography - in many areas, including New York, it was released a double-bill with Lamour's first movie "The Jungle Princess". Thus movie reviews to both films were often written together in one column.

French/Irish ancestry[edit]

Does anyone have a source that she's of significant French or Irish ancestry? I've removed the category until someone provides one. JackO'Lantern 06:52, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Her autobiography states this as does James Robert Parish's book "The Paramount Pretties" (1972).

Say what?[edit]

"In the 1960s and 1970s, she lived with her longtime husband William Ross Howard III (whom she married in 1943), in the Hampton suburb of Towson, Maryland.[3] Following a year of grieving,"

Grieving for what? when? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.183.129.73 (talk) 20:40, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

His death presumably (in 1978 according to IMDB). I've altered the line. Rojomoke (talk) 12:09, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Selected filmography[edit]

As per Wikipedia is not a collection of lists, I have reduced the Filmography section of Dorothy Lamour (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) to just the films that have Wikipedia articles, and renamed it to Selected filmography ... people can click the IMDb External link that follows the section to see the subject's full filmography with links to information about each of their films.

Please see the template's talk page for examples of using the {{Imdb name}}, {{Imdb title}}, {{Tv.com person}}, and {{Tv.com show}} templates.

I have also used [[19xx in film|19xx]] tags for the years of the films, since [[19xx]] has little encyclopedic value.

Anonymous edits without comments may be reverted by anyone.

I am placing this boilerplate message on this Discussion page before I actually make the changes, so that I can just put "see Discussion page" in the edit summary, and hopefully not have my edit summarily reverted as vandalism by Some Other Editor.

Happy Editing! — 141.156.217.11 (talk · contribs) 11:15, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Early Life[edit]

This area is inconsistant.

"her mother re-marrying to Clarence Lamour"

"In fact, the name was close to one in the family; Lamour adapted it herself from Lambour, which was the last name of her stepfather, Clarence." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.171.210.14 (talk) 20:12, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Huh? and why is word in all capitals?[edit]

"though her BIO was mentioned on the Hispanic Hollywood channel.[2] " —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.127.236.98 (talk) 14:24, 31 July 2009 (UTC)