Lola Albright was born on July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio and she is an American singer and actress.
Biography and Career
Lola Albright was born on July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio and she is an American singer and actress. She worked as a model before moving to Hollywood. She began her motion picture with a bit part in the 1948 film The Pirate, and followed it with important role in the acclaimed 1949 hit Champion.
For the next ten years she appeared in secondary roles in over twenty films, including several B Westerns. Albright also acted in guest roles on several television series. She gained the part of Edie Hart in the trend setting Peter Gunn, a television detective series produced by Blake Edwards and directed by Robert Altman, with the theme music that made Henry Mancini
She played a nightclub singer who was the romantic interest of Peter Gunn played by Craig Stevens. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series.
Her role required singing and led to the 1957 release of her music album Lola Wants You as well as her album 1959 Dreamsville in which her songs were accompanied by Henry Mancini and his orchestra. Her popularity led to several major film roles including Elvis Presley's 1962 film, Kid Galahad, with Alain Delon, Jane Fonda's in the 1964 French film Les Felins by director Rene Clement and the epic western The Way West.
In 1966 she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 16th Berlin International Film Festival for her role in Lord Love a Duck.
Albright married three times. The name of her first husband is unknown. Her second husband was actor Jack Carson from 1951 to 1958. That marriage ended in divorce. Her third and final marriage was to Bill Chadney who played Emmett, the piano player in Mother's on Peter Gunn. This marriage also ended in divorce. She has no children.
Birth Name: Lola Jean Albright
Birth: July 20, 1924
Why do we like Lola Albright?
We like her because of her acting and her singing.
Why is Lola Albright Famous?
She is famous because of her great talent of singing and acting.
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