Friday, April 22, 2016

#28 Lola Albright

A stylish and sultry blonde, Lola Albright also had a distinctive, husky voice. She put the latter to good use in the TV show Peter Gunn, where she had an ongoing part as a singer and love interest (and was nominated for an Emmy). She also cut a few albums on her own as well. Overall, Lola was known for roles in westerns, lots of TV, and for being an Elvis girl. She may be one of the more unappreciated babes out there. With a couple of breaks, she could’ve been huge.

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Akron, OH

Embarrassing Movies
  • The Racket Squad
  • The Helicopter Spies
  • The Killer That Stalked New York
  • To Sleep, Perchance to Scream
  • Monolith Monsters *
  • Nurse Killer
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • Cracking Like a Whip From Here to Excitement!
  • Adventure Lashes Across The Face Of The West!
  • From Outer Space They Came – Meteor Borne, Meteor Strange!

Embarrassing Characters
  • Duff Daniels
  • Gloria Buckles
  • Azalea
  • Waco

Number of Marriages:  3

Interesting Tidbits
  • Parents were gospel music singers
  • Worked as a model, receptionist, stenographer, and switchboard operator while learning her craft
  • Frequent model for pinup artist Gil Elvgren
  • Also used the stage name Lola Deem
  • Often compared to tough gal Barbara Stanwyck
  • Won the Silver Bear Award, at the Berlin International Film Festival (for the absolutely atrocious Lord Love a Duck)
  • Had a 30-year hiatus between appearances (1983-2013)

Where can I learn more?

Lola has me

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