Lainie Kazan

Lainie Kazan

Highest Rated: 96% My Favorite Year (1982)

Lowest Rated: 6% The Amityville Murders (2018)

Birthday: May 15, 1940

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Tall, high-energy nightclub chanteuse and actress who in the 1980s concentrated on a successful feature film and TV acting career. A little bit manic, sometimes sultry, typically frizzy-haired, Kazan received her big break, when, as Barbra Streisand's understudy in the Broadway musical "Funny Girl," she got to go on for one matinee and one evening performance. Her forceful singing and performing style received some notice, and within several years, Kazan had an album, a TV special, and several feature roles to her credit. She wasn't typical leading lady material and her films were largely unworthy of her; "Dayton's Devils" (1968), for instance, was distinguished largely by her rendition of "Sunny." For a number of years, she concentrated on her singing, and in the late 1970s, successfully opened cabarets, Lainie's Room and Lainie's Room East, in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
6% 47% The Amityville Murders Nona (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garlic and Gunpowder Rose Lusconi, Sonny's Mother (Character) - 2017
27% 53% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Maria (Character) $59.6M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pearly Gates Millie (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cookie Mobster mama (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 68% Finding Joy Gloria (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 23% Divorce Invitation Elaine Lipnicks (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 29% Expecting Mary Lillian Littlefeather (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 55% Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! Shirley Hirsch (Character) $87.2K 2009
No Score Yet 67% Beau Jest Miriam Goldman (Character) - 2008
37% 45% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Gail (Character) $100M 2008
10% 46% Bratz Bubbie (Character) $10M 2007
No Score Yet 62% The Engagement Ring Alicia Rosa Anselmi (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whiskey School Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 49% Red Riding Hood Grandma (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 39% Tempted Julia (Character) - 2003
6% 13% Gigli Mother (Character) $5.7M 2003
No Score Yet 64% A Good Night to Die Diane (Character) - 2003
76% 73% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Maria Portokalos (Character) $241.4M 2002
20% 34% The Crew Pepper Lowenstein (Character) $13M 2000
52% 65% What's Cooking? Ruth Seeling (Character) $1M 2000
No Score Yet 39% If You Only Knew Bess (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 0% Kimberly Hanna (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% The Unknown Cyclist Rachel (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Allie & Me Camille Alexander (Character) - 1998
43% 57% The Big Hit Jeanne Shulman (Character) $27.1M 1998
No Score Yet 42% Safety Patrol Mrs. Day (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 47% Love Is All There Is Sadie Capomezzo (Character) $61.3K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince for a Day Rose (Character) - 1995
57% 32% The Cemetery Club Selma (Character) $5.6M 1992
No Score Yet 83% I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore Sarah Fishbine (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Movies Money & Murder Sylvia (Character) - 1992
82% 87% 29th Street Mrs. Pesce (Character) $1.8M 1991
No Score Yet 71% Eternity Mother/Berneice (Character) - 1990
40% 88% Beaches Leona Bloom (Character) $56.4M 1988
43% 54% Harry and the Hendersons Irene Moffitt (Character) $27.1M 1987
17% 49% The Delta Force Sylvia Goldman (Character) $15.9M 1986
33% 80% Lust in the Dust Marguerita Ventura (Character) - 1985
91% 78% The Journey of Natty Gann Connie (Character) $8.5M 1985
No Score Yet 40% Sunset Limousine Jessie Durning (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Fay Wells (Character) - 1983
52% 62% One From the Heart Maggie (Character) - 1982
96% 85% My Favorite Year Belle Carroca (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder Valerie Kirk (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Sophie Tucker (Character) - 1978
38% 48% Lady in Cement Maria Baretto (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dayton's Devils Leda Martell (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 78% Young & Hungry Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
83% 83% RuPaul's Drag Race Judge 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rupaul's Drag Race: RuVealed Judge 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
85% 87% Modern Family Eleanor (Guest Star) 2013
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
97% 86% Ugly Betty Dina Talercio (Guest Star) 2010
86% 90% Boston Legal Judge Paula Stern (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
0% No Score Yet Living With Fran Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
0% No Score Yet My Big Fat Greek Life Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 1998
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Bobbi Adler (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 1995-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life's Work Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courthouse Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet HBO Storybook Musicals Unknown (Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Beatrice Dolan (Guest Star) 1987 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Karen's Song Claire Steiner (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Valerie Kirk (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Surgeon Ann Raymond (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Della (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965

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