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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:
28
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Series Amazing Stories 1985-09-29
Known For
Poster of Giulio Cesare contro i pirati
Poster of Marinai, donne e guai
Poster of Susanna and Me

Abbe Lane Movies Filmography

Series
Amazing Stories
Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Sr. Stewardess (segment "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet") 1983-06-24
Series
Hart to Hart
Unknown 1979-09-22
Series
Vega$
Unknown 1978-09-20
Series
The Brady Bunch
Unknown 1969-09-26
Series
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Unknown 1968-01-22
Movie
Cricket on the Hearth
Moll (voice) 1967-12-18
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
I baccanali di Tiberio
Cinthia O'Connor 1960-01-07
Movie
Marinai, donne e guai
Manuela 1959-02-23
Movie
Toto in Madrid
Eva 1959-01-01
Movie
Maracaibo
Elena Holbrook 1958-05-21
Series
Naked City
Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie
Susanna and Me
Unknown 1957-03-11
Movie
Totò, Vittorio and the Doctor
1957-01-01
Movie
Parola di ladro
1957-01-01
Movie
Time of Vacation
1956-11-23
Movie
Donatella
se stessa 1956-10-28
Series
The Steve Allen Show
Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie
The Bachelor
Herself 1955-12-30
Movie
Chicago Syndicate
Connie Peters 1955-07-01
Movie
The Americano
Teresa 1955-01-19
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