Lola Albright

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In 1959, Albright was nominated for theEmmy Awardfor Best Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series for her work onPeter Gunn.15In 1966, she won theSilver Bear for Best Actressaward at the16th Berlin International Film Festivalfor her role inLord Love a Duck.16

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Barnes, Mike (March 24, 2017).Lola Albright, Sultry Actress in Peter Gunn and Kirk Douglas Champion Dies at 92. The Hollywood Reporter

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Albright married and divorced three times, having no children of her own. Her first marriage, to Cleveland radio announcer Warren Dean, occurred in 1944. They divorced in 1949. Her second husband was actorJack Carson(1951 to 1958). (Another source says that they married August 1, 1952, and divorced November 10, 1958.)3Her third marriage was to Bill Chadney (1961 to 1975), who played Emmett, the piano player onPeter Gunn. They married on May 19, 1961 and divorced in 1975.

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Albright attended King Grammar School and graduated from West High School in Akron in 1942.34She sang in public from a young age and studied piano for 20 years. Beginning when she was 15 years old, she worked after school as a receptionist at radio stationWAKRin Akron.5She left WAKR at the age of 18 and moved to Cleveland, taking a job as a stenographer atWTAMradio. Her first radio performance came onWJWin Cleveland.3Moving to Chicago, she worked as a photographers model and was discovered by a talent scout, which led to her moving to Hollywood at the age of 23.6

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Price, Mark J. (March 23, 2017).Akron native Lola Albright, glamorous Hollywood actress, dies at age 92.

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Albright made her motion picture debut with a small singing role in the 1947 musical comedyThe Unfinished Danceand then appeared the following year in twoJudy Garlandmovies:The PirateandEaster Parade. She first gained studio and public notice in the 1949 film noir productionChampionwith her portrayal of the wife of a manipulative boxing manager, who falls for a prizefighter played byKirk Douglas.7For the next several years, she appeared in secondary roles in over 20 films, including several. Among them was a co-starring role in the slapstick comedyThe Good Humor Manin 1950 with future husbandJack Carson.

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In 1964, Albright appeared again with Stevens on his short-lived CBS dramaMr. Broadwayin the episode Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones. Two years later, when actressDorothy Malonehad to undergo emergency surgery, Albright filled in for her as the character Constance Mackenzie on the prime-time soap operaPeyton Place. At the time, Albright called the role one of the biggest challenges of my theatrical career.12She continued to perform in films and to make guest appearances on television until her retirement in 1984.7

In 1958, Albright was cast inPeter Gunn, the television detective series produced byBlake Edwardsand scored byHenry Mancini. She played sultry Edie Hart, a nightclub singer and the romantic interest of Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens). She was perfect casting for that role because she had an off-the-cuff kind of jazz delivery that was very hard to find, Mancini said in 1992. Just enough to believe that shed be singing in that club and that she shouldnt be on Broadway or doing movies.11Over the course of 114 episodes produced forPeter Gunn, Albright sang in 38 of them, covering jazz classics such asHow High the Moon,7A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Easy Street, and Day In, Day Out.

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Unlike other film actors who were slow to take the plunge into television, Albright was actively working in the medium from 1951. She appeared on theanthology seriesLux Video Theatrein the episode Inside Story.3Later she had a recurring role onThe Bob Cummings Showin the 1950s and made guest appearances on television series such asAlfred Hitchcock Presents,The Thin Man,Gunsmoke,Rawhide,The Dick Van Dyke Show,My Three Sons,The Beverly Hillbillies,Bonanza,The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,Medical Center,Kojak,Columbo,McMillan & Wife,Quincy, M.E.,Starsky & Hutch,The Incredible Hulk, andBranded.

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(July 20, 1924 March 23, 2017) was an American singer and actress. She is best known for playing the sultry singer Edie Hart, the girlfriend of private eye Peter Gunn, on all three seasons of the TV series

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Following her retirement from acting, Albright spent her remaining years living inToluca Lake, California. In 2014, she fell and fractured her spine, an injury that contributed to a general decline in her health over the next three years.

Columbia Recordssigned Albright as a vocalist, leading to the release of her albumLola Wants Youin 1957.513Albrights subsequent role onPeter Gunnand her performances singing on that series led directly to her second albumDreamsville(1959), which was arranged byHenry Manciniand featured his orchestra.14Albright is one of the few non movie-soundtrack singers for whom Mancini arranged.

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Her performance inA Cold Wind in Augustgave a fresh impulse to her film career, leading to roles inElvis Presleys musicalKid Galahadin 1962, in which she played the hard-boiled, long-time girlfriend of a cynical boxing manager played byGig Young, and in French directorRen ClmentsJoy Houseas a wealthy widow with a passion for handing out meals to the poor (albeit with an ulterior motive). She portrayed a cocktail waitress inLord Love a Duckwho turns suicidal when she thinks she has ruined her daughterTuesday Welds life. The next year she was in the Western epicThe Way West.

On March 23, 2017, Albright died at her home of natural causes at the age of 92.217

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She gave up her feature-film career in 1968 after completing her work inThe Impossible Years, a generation-gap farce in which she performed as Alice Kingsley, the despairing wife of a professor of psychiatry played by (David Niven) and the mother of two teenage daughters.7

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In the early 1950s, Albright was also a frequent model for pinup painterGil Elvgren.8

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In 1961, she starred inAlexander Singers cultishA Cold Wind in August, a low-budget, black-and-white, independent film as a divorcedburlesqueshowstripperin her 30s who becomes involved in a torrid romance with a 17-year-old boy.7CriticPauline Kaeloffered high praise for Albrights performance.9In 1985,The New York Timesalso lauded Albrights acting in the film.10With respect to her personal assessment of her role inA Cold Wind in August, Albright said in 1961, Some people come up to me and say, Lola, you shouldnt play that kind of part. It isnt you. Well, I count to 10, bite my tongue and then tell them that Im an actress: I dont want to play myself.11

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Some of the better films in which Albright appeared wereTulsa(1949), starringSusan Hayward;The Silver Whipin 1953, in which she played the love interest ofDale Robertson; andThe Tender Trapin (1955), in which she was one of the several women trying to trap a bachelor played byFrank Sinatra, into marriage.

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Albright was born inAkron, Ohio, to Marion A. (ne Harvey) and John Paul Albright, both of whom were gospel music singers. The family lived at 552 Fairfield Avenue in the city, but the federal census of 1930 records that Lola, her parents, and her widowed maternal grandmother, Lelia D. Harvey, were all living that year in Akron in the home of Alma L. Barton, Lolas great-aunt, also a widow.1That census further documents that Lolas mother also was born in Ohio but her father was a native of North Dakota, who in 1930 supported the family by working as an inspector in a local insulating business.12

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