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Abbe Lane (born December 14, 1932) is an American singer and actress.
Born Abigail Francine Lassman in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Lane
began her career as a child actress on radio, and from there she progressed to
singing and dancing on Broadway.
Married to Xavier Cugat from 1952 until their divorce in 1964, Lane achieved her
greatest success as a nightclub singer, and was described in a 1963 magazine
article as "the swingingest sexpot in show business". Cugat's influence was seen
in her music which favoured Latin and rumba styles. In 1958 she starred opposite
Tony Randall in the Broadway musical Oh, Captain! but her recording contract
prevented her from appearing on the original cast album of the show. On the
recording, her songs were performed by Eileen Rodgers. Lane later recorded her
songs on a solo album. The most successful of her records was a 1958 album
collaboration with Tito Puente titled Be Mine Tonight. Apart from working solo,
Lane frequently appeared on talk shows with Cugat. 
She attracted attention for her suggestive comments such as "Jayne Mansfield
may turn boys into men, but I take them from there" and also commented that she Lane in 1952.
was considered "too sexy in Italy". Her costume for an appearance on the Jackie
Born Abigail Francine Lassman
Gleason Show was considered too revealing and she was instructed to wear December 14, 1932 (age 79)
something else; however she appeared on the shows of Red Skelton, Dean Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Martin and Jack Benny without attracting controversy. Occupation Singer, dancer, actress
In addition to her Italian films, Lane was a frequent performer on the television Spouse Xavier Cugat (1952–1964)
show Toast of the Town during the 1950s. She also played guest roles in such Perry Leff (1964–present)
series as The Flying Nun, F Troop, The Brady Bunch, Hart to Hart and Vega$.
She appeared in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) in the role of an airline stewardess.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television, at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Americano (1955)
Totò, Eva e il pennello proibito (1959)
Abbe Lane at the Internet Movie Database
Java's Bachelor Pad – Abbe Lane - Femme Fatale
Adam magazine article "The Swingingest Sexpot in Showbusiness" by Frank Thistle, 1963.
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