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Lola Albright

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lola Jean Albright (born July 20, 1925, Akron, Ohio) is an American singer and actress. Albright worked as a model before moving to Hollywood. She began her motion picture career with a bit part in the 1948 film The Pirate, and followed it with an 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. In 1958, she won the role of Edie Hart on Peter Gunn, a television detective series produced by Blake Edwards and directed by Robert Altman, with the theme music that made Henry Mancini famous. Albright played a nightclub singer who was the romantic interest of Peter Gunn, played by Craig Stevens. In 1959 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) 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. Albright's popularity led to several major film roles, including Elvis Presley's 1962 film, Kid Galahad; the 1964 French film Les Felins by director René Clément; and the epic western The Way West. Later in 1964 she appeared as Duff Daniels in the episode "Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones" with her former Peter Gunn co-star Craig Stevens in his short-lived CBS drama Mr. Broadway. 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. In 1968, Albright appeared in The Impossible Years, with David Niven and Christina Ferrare, and in Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? with Doris Day. She also appeared in the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour. Albright temporarily replaced Dorothy Malone as Constance Mackenzie on the hit primetime soap opera Peyton Place, when Malone had to undergo emergency surgery. Albright continued to perform both in films and as a television guest actor until her retirement in the early 1980s. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lola Albright, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​


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Born:
Jul 20, 1925
Movie/TV Credits:
53
First Appeared:
In the movie Easter Parade 1948-07-08
Latest Project:
Series Daddy Good Deeds 2012-03-19
Known For
Poster of The Impossible Years
Poster of Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Poster of The Killer That Stalked New York
Poster of Champion
Filmography
Series Daddy Good Deeds Poppy Masters 2012-03-19
Movie New Jack City Unknown 1991-03-08
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Movie Terraces Dorothea Cabe 1977-06-27
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie The Helicopter Spies Azalea 1968-05-23
Movie Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Roberta Lane 1968-01-01
Movie The Impossible Years Alice Kingsley 1968-12-05
Movie How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mrs. Pine 1967-01-07
Movie The Way West Rebecca 'Becky' Evans 1967-05-24
Movie The Money Jungle Peggy Lido 1967-12-15
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Movie Lord Love a Duck Marie Greene 1966-02-21
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Movie Joy House Barbara 1964-06-12
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie Kid Galahad Dolly Fletcher 1962-11-29
Series Kraft Mystery Theatre Unknown 1961-06-14
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie A Cold Wind in August Iris Hartford 1961-07-26
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Movie Seven Guns to Mesa Julie Westcott 1958-03-16
Series Peter Gunn Edie Hart 1958-09-22
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Movie Pawnee Meg Alden 1957-09-07
Movie Oregon Passage Sylvia Dane 1957-12-29
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie The Monolith Monsters Cathy Barrett 1957-12-01
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Treasure Of Ruby Hills May 1955-01-23
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Arctic Flight Martha Raymond 1952-10-19
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Racket Squad Unknown 1951-06-07
Movie The Good Humor Man Margie Bellew 1950-06-01
Movie The Killer That Stalked New York Francie Bennet 1950-12-01
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Bodyhold Mary Simmons 1949-01-04
Movie Champion Palmer Harris 1949-04-09
Movie Tulsa Candy Williams 1949-04-13
Movie Easter Parade Hat Model / Showgirl (uncredited) 1948-07-08