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Born: July 20, 1925 in Akron, Ohio, USA
Cause of Death:
Spouse #1: ? (1944-1949)
Spouse #2: Jack Carson (1952-1958) (divorced)
Spouse #3: Bill Chadney (May 20, 1961-1975) (divorced)
her start in show business working and later modeling for a radio
station in Akron, Ohio. Lola moved to Hollywood during the
mid-1940s. She soon earned a respected reputation of being one of
the most stylish, sultry, and beautiful actresses in Hollywood.
In 1949 she starred with Kirk Douglas in the hit movie
"Champion". Perhaps her most famous role, though, was that which
lasted from 1958-1961 on the popular TV series "Peter Gunn". She
played nightclub singer Edie Hart who has also private detective Gunn's
love interest. Her singing on the show was so well-received that
it inspired two record albums, "Lola Wants You", and
"Dreamsville". Later, in 1965, she played Constance McKenzie as a
temporary replacement for Dorothy Malone in "Peyton Place" when that
actress became ill and could no longer play the role. Besides
these, she has a great many credits in film and television to her name.