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Abbe Lane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Abbe Lane (born December 14, 1932) is an American singer and actress. Born Abigail Francine Lassman in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Lane began her career as a child actress on radio, and from there she progressed to singing and dancing on Broadway. Married to Xavier Cugat from 1952 until their divorce in 1964, Lane achieved her greatest success as a nightclub singer, and was described in a 1963 magazine article as "the swingingest sexpot in show business". Cugat's influence was seen in her music which favoured Latin and rumba styles. In 1958 she starred opposite Tony Randall in the Broadway musical Oh, Captain! but her recording contract prevented her from appearing on the original cast album of the show. On the recording, her songs were performed by Eileen Rodgers. Lane later recorded her songs on a solo album. The most successful of her records was a 1958 album collaboration with Tito Puente titled Be Mine Tonight. Apart from working solo, Lane frequently appeared on talk shows with Cugat. She attracted attention for her suggestive comments such as "Jayne Mansfield may turn boys into men, but I take them from there" and also commented that she was considered "too sexy in Italy". Her costume for an appearance on the Jackie Gleason Show was considered too revealing and she was instructed to wear something else; however she appeared on the shows of Red Skelton, Dean Martin and Jack Benny without attracting controversy. In addition to her Italian films, Lane was a frequent performer on the television show Toast of the Town during the 1950s. She also played guest roles in such series as The Flying Nun, F Troop, The Brady Bunch, Hart to Hart and Vega$. She appeared in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) in the role of an airline stewardess. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television, at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard. Description above from the Wikipedia article Abbe Lane, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 14, 1932
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie Toyland Casino 1938-10-08
Latest Project:
Series Amazing Stories 1985-09-29
Known For
Poster of Time of Vacation
Poster of The Bachelor
Poster of The Americano
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Filmography
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-04-25
Series The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Giulio Cesare contro i pirati 1962-04-23
Movie Toto in Madrid Eva 1959-01-01
Movie Marinai, donne e guai Manuela 1959-02-23
Movie Maracaibo Elena Holbrook 1958-05-21
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Parola di ladro 1957-01-01
Movie Susanna and me 1957-03-11
Movie Totò, Vittorio e la Dottoressa 1957-01-01
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Time of Vacation 1956-11-23
Movie Chicago Syndicate Connie Peters 1955-07-01
Movie The Americano Teresa 1955-01-19
Movie The Bachelor Herself 1955-12-30
Movie Ride Clear of Diablo Kate 1954-02-10
Movie Wings of the Hawk Elena Noriega 1953-08-26
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Toyland Casino Herself 1938-10-08