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Lola Falana (Loletha Elayne Falana)

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Born in Philadelphia in 1942, Lola Falana left home as a teenager to seek her fortune in entertainment. She often slept in subway stations before finding work. She studied African dance, and her big break came when she appeared opposite Sammy Davis Jr. in "Golden Boy" on Broadway in 1964. She then toured Italy and won fame there in two Italian movies. She toured with the Tavares Brothers in the 1970s and married Feliciano "Butch" Tavares. In 1979 she became the highest-paid entertainer in Las Vegas, thus earning her the title "First Lady of Las Vegas". Read more...

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Character: Lola Gate

Lola Colt 1967

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Character: Loretta Sykes

Klansman 1974

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Character: Casey's Secretary

Mad About You 1989

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Character: Marci Weaver

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Sheila Wilson

Hotel 1983

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Character: Jackie Sterling

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

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Character: Herself

Flip 1970

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Character: Charity Blake

Capitol 1982

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