Singer and actress Dorothy Loudon enthralled audiences with her versions of songs from the Roaring Twenties. Aside from singing in nightclubs, Loudon appeared on-stage, in concerts and recitals, on television, and in films. She claimed her greatest inspiration during her career was her husband, Norman Paris, whom she married in 1971. Dorothy Loudon was born in Boston to James E. and Dorothy Helen Loudon. Her interest in singing and acting was piqued at an early age. Both parents encouraged Dorothy's talent. She attended both Syracuse University and Emerson College before entering a school specifically for the arts. In 1952 she attended the Alviene School of Dramatic Arts, and in 1953 went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. During her college years she appeared in the television comedy It's a Business and was a panelist on the quiz show Laugh Line.