Lola Falana Actor

Loletha Elaine "Lola" Falana (born September 11, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American singer, dancer, and actress. Falana's father left Cuba to become a welder in the United States, where he met his wife. Falana spent most of her childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By the age of three she was dancing, and by age five she was singing in the church choir. By the time she was in junior high school, she was already dancing in nightclubs to which she was escorted by her mother. Pursuing a musical career became so important to Falana that, against her parents' wishes, she left Germantown High School a few months before graduation and moved to New York City. Her first dancing gig was at "Small's Paradise" in Harlem. Dinah Washington, the “Queen of Blues”, was influential in fostering Lola’s early career. While dancing in a nightclub, Falana was discovered by Sammy Davis Jr., who gave her a featured role in his 1964 Broadway musical Golden Boy. Lola's first single, "My Baby", was recorded for Mercury Records in 1965. Later in her career she recorded under Frank Sinatra's record label. In the late 1960s Falana was mentored by Davis.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 11th, 1942
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Religion
Catholicism
Places lived
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
pop. 1,553,165 (2013)
Camden , New Jersey
pop. 76,903 (2013)

Family

Spouse

Education

1. Germantown High School School

Germantown High School is a secondary school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Headquarters
40 E High St, 19144 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wikipedia article

People attended Germantown High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1940., Singer-songwriter

Celebrity relationships

Partner Relationship type Started Ended

Movie performances

1. Most Famous Hits: Tom Jones & Friends (2006)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0

Most Famous Hits: Tom Jones & Friends is a 2006 film.

Awards

Top cast

2. Silverado (1985)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
132.0
,
Mark Kasdan
25 Show list $26M

Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay was written by Kasdan and his brother Mark. It features an ensemble cast, including Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Jeff Goldblum, Linda Hunt and Brian Dennehy. The film was produced by Columbia Pictures and Delphi III Productions, and distributed to theatres by Columbia, and by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for home media. The original soundtrack, with a score composed by Bruce Broughton, was released by Geffen Records. On November 12, 2005, an expanded two-disc version of the score was released by the Intrada Records label. Silverado premiered in the United States on July 12, 1985. It grossed $32,192,570 at the box office, recouping its $23 million production budget. Through an 11-week run, the film was shown at 1,190 theaters at its widest release. Generally met with positive critical reviews, it was nominated for Best Sound and Best Original Score at the Academy Awards.

Awards

Top cast

Emmett
Paden
McKendrick
Dawson
Hobart
Stella
Scruffy
Tyree
Bar Fighter #1
Phoebe
Hoyt
Ezra
Boy at Outpost
Cavalry Sergeant
Stable Boy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Kristi Zea
Silverado
English
United States of America

3. Lady Cocoa (1975)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0

Lady Cocoa is a 1975 low-budget American blaxploitation crime drama that was directed by Matt Cimber. With Lola Falana in the title role, the film also featured Millie Perkins, Gene Washington and Alex Dreier. It was released by Moonstone Entertainment, and written by George Theakos.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Klansman (1974)

Crime, Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
Ridgeway Callow
,
2 Show list $5M

The Klansman is a 1974 American motion picture drama based on the book of the same name by William Bradford Huie. It was directed by Terence Young and starred Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, O.J. Simpson, Lola Falana and Linda Evans.

Awards

Top cast

Breck Stancill
Nancy Poteet
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Stu Gardner
Lloyd Ahern
English
United States of America

5. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

Drama, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
1 Show list

The Liberation of L.B. Jones is a 1970 American drama film directed by William Wyler, his final project in a career that spanned 45 years. The screenplay by Jesse Hill Ford and Stirling Silliphant is based on Ford's 1965 novel The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones. The novel, in turn, was based on events that happened in a Southern town where writer Ford lived. After he wrote the book, he was verbally attacked for writing about the events that had occurred in his town. The motion picture's release added to the controversy, especially in Humboldt, Tennessee, where Ford lived. The film stars Roscoe Lee Browne, Lee J. Cobb, Lola Falana and Lee Majors.

Awards

Top cast

Steve Mundine
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. A Man Called Adam (1966)

Drama, Music
played Theo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
8 Show list

A Man Called Adam is a 1966 dramatic film starring Sammy Davis, Jr., Ossie Davis and Cicely Tyson. Directed by Leo Penn, it tells the story of a self-destructive jazz musician, played by Davis, and his tumultuous relationships with the people in his life. In addition to Davis, the film features appearances by such noted musical names as Louis Armstrong, Mel Tormé and Frank Sinatra, Jr. The picture also marked the film debut of Lola Falana.

Awards

Top cast

Man at Party
Nelson Davis
Claudia Ferguson
Martha, Woman in Jazz Club
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. The New Bill Cosby Show

Comedy, Music
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
1972 1 English

2. Cos

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
September 19th, 1976 November 7th, 1976 1
Pat Delaney
John Wilson
English

3. Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
NBC
August 7th, 1975 1 English

Regular TV appearances

1. Lola!

Music
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Him/Herself
December 18th, 1975

Guest TV appearances

Hotel

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983, to May 5, 1988, in the timeslot following Dynasty.nBased on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling and set in the elegant and fictitious St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco. Establishing shots of the hotel were filmed in front of The Fairmont San Francisco atop the Nob Hill neighborhood. Episodes followed the activities of passing guests, as well as the personal and professional lives of the hotel staff.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E22 April 9th, 1986 Sheila Wilson

Hullabaloo

Program genre

Variety show

External resources

Hullabaloo is an American musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 12, 1965 through August 29, 1966. Similar to Shindig! it ran in prime time in contrast to ABC's American Bandstand.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 November 1st, 1965
S02-E12 December 6th, 1965
S02-E10 November 22nd, 1965
S01-E15 April 20th, 1965

Switch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Crime

External resources

Switch is an American action-adventure, tongue-in-cheek detective series starring Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner, who work as private eyes, for a deceptive sting operation. It was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between September 9, 1975 and August 20, 1978, bumping the Hawaii Five-O detective series to Friday nights.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E24 April 3rd, 1977 Armistice Simpson

The Big Show

Program genre

Comedy
Variety show

External resources

The Big Show is an American comedy-variety-musical television series produced and broadcast by NBC for several months in 1980.nThe series aimed to revitalize the moribund variety television genre, which had been in a downward spiral for several years. The Big Show took its title seriously, using a huge stage set and filling a 90-minute time-slot, with at least one two-hour installment broadcast. It was in many respects a revival and television adaptation of The Big Show, which had aired on the NBC Radio Network from 1950 to 1951 and likewise was a big-budget, 90-minute weekly variety show designed to prevent old-time radio from fading into history.nAlthough the first broadcast received high ratings, poor reviews and low ratings of succeeding episodes resulted in the program being cancelled after only a few months. The series nonetheless was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Costume Design.nRegular performers included Joe Baker, Graham Chapman, Mimi Kennedy, Shabba-Doo and Pamela Myers. Guest hosts included Steve Allen, Nell Carter, David Copperfield, Geoffrey Holder, Gary Coleman, and Sid Caesar.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 March 25th, 1980

The F.B.I.

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa co-sponsored the first season only.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E10 November 16th, 1969 Lenore Brooks

The Flip Wilson Show

Program genre

Variety show
Music
Comedy
Talk show

External resources

The Flip Wilson Show is an hour long variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show.nThe show consisted of many skits over 60 minutes. It also broke new ground in American television by using a 'Theatre-in-the-Round' stage format, with the audience seated on all sides of a circular performance area.nWilson was most famous for creating the role of Geraldine Jones, a sassy, modern woman who had a boyfriend named Killer. Flip also created the role of Reverend Leroy, who was the minister of the Church of What's Happening Now!. New parishioners were wary of coming to the church as it was hinted that Reverend Leroy was a con artist.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 6th, 1970
S01-E04 October 8th, 1970

The Hollywood Palace

Program genre

Variety show

External resources

The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly on ABC from January 4, 1964 to February 7, 1970. Originally titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace, it began as a mid-season replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had lasted only three months. It was staged in Hollywood at the former Hollywood Playhouse on Vine Street, which was renamed The Hollywood Palace during the show's duration and is today known as Avalon Hollywood.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E08 December 6th, 1969
S06-E10 December 7th, 1968
S04-E01 September 17th, 1966

The Love Boat

Program genre

Anthology
Adventure Film
Comedy
Action
Sitcom
Soap opera
Drama
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ship's captain and a handful of its crew, with several passengers – played by different guest actors for each episode – having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984.nThe original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run.nThe executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 16th, 1978 Foxy Lady
S02-E02 September 16th, 1978

The Mod Squad

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E05 October 20th, 1970 Marcie Weaver

The Muppet Show

Program genre

Comedy
Variety show
Live action
Sketch comedy
Puppet
Children's television series

External resources

The Muppet Show is a comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 failed to get the attention of America's network heads, Lew Grade approached Henson to produce the programme for his ATV Associated Television franchise in the UK. The show lasted for five series consisting of 120 episodes which were first broadcast in Britain between 5 September 1976 and 15 March 1981. The programmes were recorded at ATV's Elstree Studios just north of London.nThe series shows a vaudeville or music hall-style song-and-dance variety show, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of such a show. Kermit the Frog stars as a showrunner who tries to keep control of the antics of the other Muppet characters, as well as keep the guest stars happy. The show was known for outrageous physical slapstick, sometimes absurdist comedy, and humorous parodies. Each episode also featured a human guest star. As the show's popularity rose, many celebrities were eager to perform with the Muppets on television and in film.nMany of the puppeteers also worked on Sesame Street.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E10 November 22nd, 1979

The Streets of San Francisco

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Crime
Adventure Film
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. This was an updated version of the 1954-60 The Lineup.nIt starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran for five seasons, between September 16, 1972, and June 9, 1977, on ABC, amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes.nThe series started with a pilot movie of the same title a week before the series debuted. Edward Hume, who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel. The pilot featured guest stars Robert Wagner, Tom Bosley and Kim Darby. Douglas left the series at the start of its final season and was replaced by Richard Hatch.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 February 7th, 1974 Ms. Sterling

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Program genre

Talk show
Music
Variety show
Comedy
Late night television

External resources

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from 1962 to 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Carson's Tonight Show was based in New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; in May 1972, the show moved to Burbank, California.nIn 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked #12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S14-E24 July 16th, 1976
S12-E05 October 19th, 1973

Vega$

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Drama
Crime

External resources

Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC from 1978 until 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced entirely in Las Vegas.nThe show stars Robert Urich as private detective Dan Tanna, who drove around the streets of Las Vegas in a red 1957 Ford Thunderbird solving crimes and making Las Vegas a better place for residents and tourists alike.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 19th, 1979

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