Lola Falana

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Falana in 1973

Loletha Elayne Falana or Loletha Elaine Falana (sources differ) (born September 11, 1942)[1][2], better known by her stage name Lola Falana, is an American singer, dancer, model and actress.[3] She was born in Camden, New Jersey and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Falana was known for being discovered by Sammy Davis, Jr. and for having an affair with him.[4]

In 1987, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.[5] She was nominated for a Golden Globe and Tony Award during her career.

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  2. S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry (2009). "The A to Z of African American Cinema". Google Books. Scarecrow Press. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  3. Jessie Carney Smith (1996). "Notable Black American Women, Book 2". Google Books. VNR AG. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  4. "May Britt Keeps Kids, Divorces Sammy Davis Jr". Google Books. JET Magazine/Johnson Publishing Company. January 9, 1969. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  5. Tia Williams (August 18, 2011). "Vintage Vamp: Showgirl Lola Falana". Essence. Essence Magazine. Retrieved December 28, 2017.