Lola Falana Biography

    Published On Feb 14, 2018
    Facts of Lola Falana
    Date of Birth: 1942 , September-11
    Birth Nation: United States
    Height: 5 feet 5 inch
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    Lola Falana spent most of her childhood in her birthplace. At the age of 3, she started dancing and by age 5 she was singing in the church choir. While she was in junior high school, she began dancing in nightclubs.

    To fulfill her wish and dream she went against her parents and left Germantown High School a few months before graduation and headed to New York City all alone. Before finding work, she often slept in subway stations. Later she got a job in a nightclub as a dancer where she was discovered by Sammy Davis Jr., who gave her a featured role in his Broadway musical, “Golden Boy.”

    Falana’s debut single, “My Baby,” was recorded by Mercury Records. And later she released her singles, “Coconut Grove,” “Scrivimi il tuo nome and Tutta Donna under Frank Sinatra’s record Label. In her disco record, “There’s A Man Out There Somewhere” reached no 67 on the Billboard R&B chart. 

    Further, she re-joined Broadway as the lead in the musical Doctor Jazz. Even though the production closed after 5 performances, she was nominated for a “Tony Awards” as well as won the Theatre World Award.

    Later she moved to Las Vegas and became a top draw and was considered the Queen of Las Vegas. At that time, she was the highest paid female performer in Las Vegas. She was offered $100,000 weekly to perform for The Aladdin.

    Apart from the music industry, in 1966, Lola Falana stepped in the Hollywood with her debut movie “A Man Called Adam.” In the following year, she was featured in three movies including “I’ll Try Tonight,” “Lola Colt,” and “When I Say That I Love You”.

    Till the date, she starred in 9 movies including Mary’s Land, Mad About You, Lady Cocoa and many others. In television, she first appeared in the series “Sabato sera.” She is well known for her work in “The New Bill Cosby Show,” “The Street of San Francisco,” “The Muppet Show,” and “Capitol.”

    As per our search, Lola Falana is possibly single and unmarried. Going deep, she was married to Feliciano Tavares, one of five brothers of the popular R7B/Soul Vocal band “Tavares.” However, the couple divorced after 4 years of their marriage. Since then, Falana is not spotted with any guys who could be her possible boyfriend or husband.

    As of 2018, Loletha Elayne Falana has a net worth of $10 million. She has earned her wealth widely through the entertainment industry. With the tremendous wealth, she is living a lavish and luxurious life.  

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    Born in United States

    1942

    Lola Falana was born on 11th September 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to Bennett Falana and Cleo Falana. Her birth name is Loletha Elayne Falana. Talking about her nationality, she is an American and is of Afro-American ethnicity.

    Debut Single

    1965

    Lola Falana released her debut single “My Baby”, recorded by Mercury Records. Later in her music career, she recorded various singles including  “Coconut Grove”, “Scrivimi il tuo nome", and "Tutta Donna" under Frank Sinatra’s record Label.

    Television Debut

    1966

    Lola Falana stepped in the Hollywood with her debut movie “A Man Called Adam”. Till this date, she has starred in 9 movies including Mary’s Land, Mad About You, Lady Cocoa and many others.

    Television Apperance

    1967

    In television, Lola Falana first appeared in the series “Sabato sera”. She is well known for her work in “The New Bill Cosby Show”, “The Street of San Francisco”, “The Muppet Show”, and “Capitol”.

    Current Net Worth

    2017

    Currently, Lola Falana has an estimated net worth of $10 million. She has earned her wealth widely through the entertainment industry. With a tremendous wealth, she is living a lavish and luxurious life.  

    Marrital Life

    1971

    Lola Falana tied the knot with her boyfriend Feliciano Tavares. The couple stayed four years together happily but after that, the husband and wife got a divorce.