Lola Albright

Highest Rated: 92% Champion (1949)
Lowest Rated: 67% The Tender Trap (1955)
Birthday: Jul 20, 1925
Birthplace: Not Available
Lola Albright's meat-and-potatoes job as switchboard operator of an Ohio radio station led to on-the-air work in minor roles. She then worked as a model before travelling to Hollywood in 1948. Impressed by Lola's hands-on-hips self-assuredness, producer Stanley Kramer cast her opposite Kirk Douglas in 1949's Champion. The film should have secured Lola's stardom, but didn't; for nearly a year after its release she couldn't get an acting job, and for a long period she subsisted on peanut-butter sandwiches. After marrying her Good Humor Man (1950) co-star Jack Carson, Lola found that her husband preferred her at home rather than in the studio. She acceded to his wishes, taking film and TV work only sporadically; still, by 1958 the marriage dissolved due to the very career conflicts that both Lola and Jack had tried to avoid. From 1958 through 1961, Lola played sultry nightclub songstress Edie Hart on the TV private eye series Peter Gunn. Lola's post-Gunn film roles alternated between fascinating (especially her over-the-hill stripper in Cold Wind in August [1964]) and merely rent-paying (David Niven's antiseptic spouse in The Impossible Years [1968]). In 1966, Albright briefly replaced a seriously ill Dorothy Malone in the role of Constance McKenzie on the prime time TV serial Peyton Place. Albright died in 2017, at age 92.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Terraces Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Impossible Years Alice Kingsley 1968
No Score Yet The Helicopter Spies Azalea 1968
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? Roberta Lane 1968
No Score Yet The Way West Rebecca 'Becky' Evans 1967
71% Lord Love a Duck Marie Greene 1966
No Score Yet Les Felins Barbara 1964
No Score Yet Joy House (Les Félins) Actor 1964
No Score Yet Kid Galahad Dolly Fletcher 1962
No Score Yet A Cold Wind In August Iris Hanford 1961
No Score Yet The Monolith Monsters Cathy Barrett 1958
No Score Yet Pawnee (Pale Arrow) Meg Alden 1957
No Score Yet Magnificent Matador Mona Wilton 1955
No Score Yet Treasure of Ruby Hills May 1955
67% The Tender Trap Poppy Matson 1955
No Score Yet The Silver Whip Waco 1953
No Score Yet The Killer That Stalked New York Francie Bennet 1950
No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Actor 1950
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach Vickie 1949
No Score Yet Tulsa Candy Williams 1949
92% Champion Mrs. Harris 1949
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Mannequin 1948
90% Easter Parade Hat Model Showgirl 1948

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Elizabeth
  • 1981
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Claire Daley
  • 1976
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Celia
  • 1973
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Azalea
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Ann Dolly
  • 1967
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Paula Marshall
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Maribelle Woman
  • 1965
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • 1962
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • 1955

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