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Lola Jean Albright (born July 20, 1925, Akron, Ohio) was 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lola Jean Albright (born July 20, 1925, Akron, Ohio) was 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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1925-07-20

Day of Death 2017-03-23

Place of Birth Akron, Ohio, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1984 Airwolf(1 episode) as Beatrice Moretti
1978 The Incredible Hulk(2 episodes)
1977 Terraces as Dorothea Cabe
1976 Quincy, M.E.(1 episode)
1975 Starsky & Hutch(1 episode)
1975 Switch(1 episode)
1973 Kojak(1 episode)
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1971 Columbo(1 episode)
1969 Medical Center(2 episodes)
1968 The Impossible Years as Alice Kingsley
1968 The Helicopter Spies as Azalea
1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? as Roberta Lane
1967 The Money Jungle as Peggy Lido
1967 Cimarron Strip(1 episode)
1967 The Way West as Rebecca 'Becky' Evans
1967 How I Spent My Summer Vacation as Mrs. Pine
1966 Lord Love a Duck as Marie Greene
1965 Laredo(1 episode)
1965 Branded(3 episodes)
1964 Filmmaking on the Riviera as Herself
1964 Joy House as Barbara
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(2 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law(5 episodes)
1962 Kid Galahad as Dolly Fletcher
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies(1 episode)
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show(1 episode) as Paula Marshall
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1961 A Cold Wind in August as Iris Hartford
1961 Kraft Mystery Theatre(1 episode)
1959 The Detectives(1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise(1 episode)
1959 Rawhide(2 episodes)
1958 Peter Gunn(114 episodes) as Edie Hart
1958 Seven Guns to Mesa as Julie Westcott
1957 Oregon Passage as Sylvia Dane
1957 The Monolith Monsters as Cathy Barrett
1957 The Thin Man(1 episode)
1957 Pawnee as Meg Alden
1957 Panic!(1 episode)
1956 The Steve Allen Show(1 episode)
1955 The Tender Trap as Poppy Masters
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)
1955 The Magnificent Matador as Mona Wilton
1955 Treasure Of Ruby Hills as May
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1953 The Silver Whip as Waco
1952 Arctic Flight as Martha Raymond
1951 Tales of Tomorrow(1 episode)
1951 Racket Squad(1 episode)
1950 Sierra Passage as Ann Walker
1950 The Killer That Stalked New York as Francie Bennet
1950 Lux Video Theatre(2 episodes)
1950 When You're Smiling as Peggy Martin
1950 The Good Humor Man as Margie Bellew
1950 Beauty on Parade as Kay Woodstock
1949 Tulsa as Candy Williams
1949 Champion as Palmer Harris
1949 Bodyhold as Mary Simmons
1948 Easter Parade as Hat Model / Showgirl (uncredited)

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