William Ross Howard III (Dorothy Lamour’s husband) Net Worth, Age, Cause of Death

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William Ross Howard III Net Worth

William Ross had an estimated net worth of $1 million at the time of his death. Howard III accumulated his wealth from the versatility he showed in every field he worked in, his main source of wealth was his career as an Air Force Captain and advertising executive.

William Ross Howard III Bio

William Ross Howard III was an American Air Force Captain and advertising executive. He is widely known for being the husband of  Dorothy Lamour, an American actress and singer who is best remembered for having appeared in the Road to… movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

William Ross Howard III Age

William was born on August 9, 1907 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, he passed away on February 15, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was 71 years of age at the time of his death.

William Ross Howard III Cause of Death

Howard III died from emphysema, a lung condition that causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the air sacs in the lungs (alveoli) are damaged.

William Ross Howard III Wife

He was previously married to Dorothy Lamour and Louise Brooks. Dorothy Lamour (born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton on December 10, 1914 in New York City and died on September 22, 1996) was an American actress and singer.

She is best known for her roles in the Road to… films, a successful series of comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

Lamour began her career as a big band singer in the 1930s. She moved to Hollywood in 1936 and signed with Paramount Pictures.

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Her role as Ulah in The Jungle Princess (1936) catapulted her to fame and her image as the “Sarong Queen” was born.

Lamour made her first Road series comedy film, Road to Singapore, in 1940. During the 1940s, the Road series films were popular.

Road to Bali, the sixth film in the series, was released in 1952. Lamour’s screen career had begun to wane by this point, and she had shifted her focus to stage and television work.

Crosby and Hope collaborated on The Road to Hong Kong in 1961, but actress Joan Collins was cast as the female lead. Lamour appeared briefly and sang a song near the end of the film.

Lamour revived her nightclub act in the 1970s and released her autobiography My Side of the Road in 1980. Her final film appearance was in 1987.

In 1943, Lamour married her second husband, William Ross Howard III. They had two sons and were married until Howard passed away in 1978. Lamour died in 1996 at the age of 81 at home.

Dorothy Lamour Net Worth at Death

Dorothy Lamour had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of her death.

Dorothy Lamour cause of Death

Lamour died on September 22, 1996, at the age of 81, at her home in North Hollywood. Her funeral was held at her parish, St. Charles Catholic Church in North Hollywood, California.

She was laid to rest in Los Angeles’ Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery. She died of old age complications.

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