Lola Albright

Lola Albright

Highest Rated: 78% Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Way West (1967)

Birthday: Jul 20, 1924

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA

A charming actress with a tough style reminiscent of Barbara Stanwyck, Lola Albright was shown at her best in "A Cold Wind in August" (1961). She won the Best Actress award at the 1966 Berlin Film Festival for her performance in "Lord Love a Duck" as Tuesday Weld's mother who turns suicidal when she thinks she has ruined her daughter's life. Albright was also known to TV viewers as Edie Hart, the girlfriend of Craig Stevens' "Peter Gunn" (NBC, 1958-60; ABC 1960-61). Albright was a switchboard operator, stenographer and photographer's model while doing bit dramatic roles to learn her craft. She made her film debut with a small part in "The Pirate" (1948), with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. She was seen with Garland and Fred Astaire in "Easter Parade" (also 1948) but won her first real notices as the wife of a boxing match manipulator who becomes involved with a fighter (Kirk Douglas) in "Champion" (1948). Some of her roles were unchallenging, such as in "The Tender Trap" (1955), where Albright was merely one of the women in Frank Sinatra's life. Yet, for all the programmers, there were shots such as "A Cold Wind in August," in which Albright again won critical acclaim, this time for playing an aging stripper. Albright's film career petered out around 1968, the year she played David Niven's wife and the mother of a nubile teen-age daughter in "The Impossible Years." Unlike other film actors who were slow to take the plunge into TV, Albright was actively working in the medium from 1951, when she guest-starred in two episodes of "Lux Video Theatre." Throughout the 50s, she appeared made numerous guest appearances, including several during the 1955-56 TV season as a love interest on "The Bob Cummings Show." Albright was on "Peter Gunn" (NBC/ABC 1958-1961) for its entire three-season run and, in 1965, replaced an ailing Dorothy Malone for part of the season on "Peyton Place" (ABC 1964-69). While guest-starring regularly on TV series, Albright also co-starred in three made for TV movies: the thrillers "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" (NBC, 1967) and "Terraces" (NBC, 1977) and the melodramatic "Delta County, U.S.A." (ABC, 1977). Lola Albright died on March 23, 2017 at the age of 92.

Highest rated movies

Lord Love a Duck
The Tender Trap
Kid Galahad
Joy House
The Way West

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terraces Dorothea Cabe (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delta County, U.S.A. Dossie Wilson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 33% The Impossible Years Alice Kingsley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Money Jungle Peggy Lido (Character) - 1968
20% 39% The Way West Rebecca "Becky" Evans (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mrs. Pine (Character) - 1967
78% 72% Lord Love a Duck Marie Greene (Character) - 1966
33% 63% Joy House Barbara (Character) - 1964
50% 56% Kid Galahad Dolly Fletcher (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 33% A Cold Wind in August Iris Hartford (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Guns to Mesa Julie Westcott (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oregon Passage Sylvia Dane (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 39% The Monolith Monsters Cathy Barrett (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pawnee Meg Alden (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure of Ruby Hills May (Character) - 1955
67% 56% The Tender Trap Poppy Masters (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Matador Mona Wilton (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silver Whip Waco (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arctic Flight Martha Raymond (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sierra Passage Ann Walker (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Margie Bellew (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet When You're Smiling Peggy Martin (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodyhold Mary Simmons (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 36% The Girl From Jones Beach Vickie (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 46% Tulsa Candy Williams (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 85% Columbo Clare Daley (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Minnie (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Branded Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Paula Marshall (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Gunn Edie Hart (Character) 1958-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Katherine West (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Lucy Hunt (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952