Lola Falana

Actor + Dancer and Model
Born Sep 11, 1942

Lola Falana is an American singer, dancer, and actress.

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1942 Birth Born on September 11, 1942.


1964 - 1965 2 More Events
1966 23 Years Old In 1966 Davis cast her, along with himself, Ossie Davis, and Cicely Tyson, in her first film role in the film, A Man Called Adam.
1967 24 Years Old Falana became a major star of Italian cinema beginning in 1967. … Read More
1969 26 Years Old In 1969 Falana ended her close working relationship with Sammy Davis Jr., though the two remained friends. "If I didn't break away," Lola told TV Guide, "I would always be known as the little dancer with Sammy Davis Jr.... … Read More
1970 27 Years Old In 1970, Falana made her American film debut in The Liberation of L.B. Jones and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress for her performance. … Read More
1971 28 Years Old From 1971 to 1975, Falana was married to Feliciano “Butch” Tavares Jr., one of five brothers of the popular R&B/Soul vocal band Tavares.
1972 29 Years Old She was the first supporting player hired by Bill Cosby for his much-anticipated variety hour, The New Bill Cosby Show, which made its debut on September 11, 1972 (her 30th birthday) on CBS. … Read More


1975 32 Years Old In 1975 her disco record "There's A Man Out There Somewhere" reached #67 on the Billboard R&B chart. … Read More


1983 40 Years Old In 1983, Falana was appearing at Bally's hotel and casino in Atlantic City and, while playing baccarat, won a minority stake in the New York Mets, a stake she held until she sold it in 1988 for 14 million dollars to Frank Cashen.
1987 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, Falana suffered a major setback; a relapse of multiple sclerosis. … Read More


1995 52 Years Old In 1995 she recorded the pro-life song "Don't Cry, Mary" with Catholic artist Joseph Lee Hooker.
1996 53 Years Old After another bout with multiple sclerosis in 1996, Falana returned to Philadelphia and lived with her parents for a short time. … Read More
1997 54 Years Old Her last known musical performance was in 1997, at Wayne Newton's theater in Branson, Missouri. … Read More
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