Lola Albright

Actor, Model, Switchboard operator
A charming but often miscast leading 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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/20/1925 in Akron, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Delta County U.S.A. 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's Matinee Today 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Ready and Willing 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 (Movie)

Roberta Lane (Actor)

How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Branded 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Lord Love a Duck 1966 (Movie)

Marie Greene (Actor)

The Way West 1966 (Movie)

Rebecca Evans (Actor)

Kid Galahad 1962 (Movie)

Dolly Fletcher (Actor)

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cold Wind in August 1961 (Movie)

Iris Hartford (Actor)

Peter Gunn 1958 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Monolith Monsters 1957 (Movie)

Cathy Barrett (Actor)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tender Trap 1955 (Movie)

Poppy (Actor)

The Magnificent Matador 1954 (Movie)

Mona Wilton (Actor)

Champion 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Girl From Jones Beach 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pirate 1948 (Movie)

Manuela's Friend (Actor)

Beauty on Parade (Movie)

Kay Woodstock (Actor)

Julia Misbehaves (Movie)

(Actor)

Terraces (TV Show)

Actor

The Killer That Stalked New York (Movie)

Francie Bennet (Actor)

The Silver Whip (Movie)

Waco (Actor)

Tulsa (Movie)

Candy Williams (Actor)

Biography

A charming but often miscast leading 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).

Relationships

John Albright

Father

Marion Albright

Mother

Jack Carson

Husband
met when they appeared together in "The Good Humor Man" began relationship in 1950 married on August 1, 1952 divorced in October 1958

Bill Chadney

Husband
married on May 19, 1961 separated c. 1967 reconciled separated again in the early 1970 divorced in 1974

EDUCATION

King Grammar School

Akron , Ohio

West High School

Akron , Ohio

Milestones

1968

Last feature films to date, "The Impossible Years", "The Money Jungle" and "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?"

1967

Made TV-movie debut, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"

1966

Briefly replaced an ill Dorothy Malone as Constance Mackenzie in the ABC primetime serial "Peyton Place"

1966

Won the Silver Bear Best Actress Award at the Berlin Film Festival for "Lord Love a Duck"

1962

Starred with Elvis Presley in "Kid Galahad"

1955

Played recurring role on TV's "The Bob Cummings Show"

1954

Appeared in "Invitation to Marriage" on TV's "Fireside Theatre"

1951

Began working in television, making appearances on "Pantomime Quiz" and "Lux Studio Theatre"

1950

Cast opposite future husband Jack Carson in "The Good Humor Man"

1949

Had breakthrough role in "Champion"

1948

Had first real screen role in the musical "Easter Parade"

1948

Film debut in a bit part in "The Pirate"

1947

Signed to a contract by MGM

1942

Began working regularly as radio performer; then worked as model

TV series debut as regular, Edie Hart, girlfriend to "Peter Gunn"

Raised in Akron, Ohio

In the early 1940s worked as receptionist at Akron radio station, occasionally performing in bit parts

In the 1970s and 1980s, made guest appearances on many TV shows like "Medical Center", "Kojak", "Switch" and "Quincy, M.E."

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