Mary Leta Dorothy Stanton (or Kaumeyer), 10 December 1914, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 22 September 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. An actress and singer particularly remembered for the series of Road films with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in which she invariably wore her trademark sarong. Crowned Miss Orleans at the age of 14, she moved to Chicago in the early 30s and worked in clubs and on radio, becoming known as the Sultry Songstress of the Airwaves even though the listeners were unaware that she had a stunning statuesque figure. She married band leader Herbie Kay in 1934 and they were divorced in 1939. A subsequent marriage to millionaire business William Ross Howard survived for 35 years until his death in 1978. She made her breakthrough into films in 1936 with The Jungle Princess, the first of what she calls those silly, but wonderful jungle pictures, which included Her Jungle Love and Moon Over Burma. In...
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