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Lola Albright

Highest Rated:   92% Champion (1949)
Lowest Rated:   67% The Tender Trap (1955)
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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 have 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, Lola Albright briefly replaced a seriously ill Dorothy Malone in the role of Constance McKenzie on the prime time TV serial Peyton Place.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% Lord Love a Duck
  • Marie Greene
2000
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
No Score Yet Les Felins
  • Barbara
1964
No Score Yet Joy House (Les FĂ©lins)
  • 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 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
89% Easter Parade
  • Hat Model Showgirl
1948

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