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Lola Falana | Biography

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  • Full Name Lola Falana
  • Occupation Singer, Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New Jersey, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 11, 1942
  • Age 79 Years, 2 Months
Singer, Cast of the 1966 musical drama movie 'A Man Called Adam'

Lola Falana | Biography

After Lola Falana sufficiently grew healthy in 2006, she devoted her life to Catholic Ministry

Lola had a long time encounter with a neural disease, multiple sclerosis. It first struck her in 1987, paralyzing the whole left part of her body. It also partially impaired her vision, hearing senses, and voice. At that time, Lola Falana put her faith and converted to Roman Catholicism.


Lola Falana is an American singer and award-winning actress best known for her role as Theo in the 1966 musical drama movie, A Man Called Adam.

Who is Lola Falana?

Lola Falana is a model, dancer, singer, and stage and film actress. 

She holds credit as a singer for songs like 'My Baby,' 'Song for you,' 'Don't Cry Mary,' 'Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets,' among many others. She also became a familiar household face with her appearances in the 1970s TV shows like The New Billy Cosby ShowThe Streets of San FranciscoThe Lola Falana Show, and The Muppet Show.

Lola entered the entertainment industry in 1958 with a dance performance alongside singer Dinah Washington at a nightclub in Philadelphia. The performance earned her several other career-building opportunities. In 1964, American Musician Sammy Davis Jr. cast her in the supporting role of the musical Golden Boy. He then hired her in her debut acting gig in the 1966 film A Man Called Adam.

Lola Falana is also a fluent speaker of the Italian language, which she learned during her Italy tour in the mid-1960s. She has also starred in several Italian movies like Teatro DieciSpaghetti Western, among many others. 

How old is Lola Falana?

Loletha Elayne Falana was born on 11 September 1942 in Camden, New Jersey, to welder father Bennett and seamstress mother Cleo Falana as their third children out of six children in their family. As of 2021, Lola Falana is 79 years old.

Growing up, Lola developed a passion for singing and dancing. At 5, she was one of the singers in the church choir. During her junior high school, Lola danced at local nightclubs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her love for dancing and singing led her to drop out of high school, and thus, she never graduated.

Illness

The famous actress had a long time encounter with a neural disease, multiple sclerosis. It first struck her in 1987, paralyzing the whole left part of her body. It also partially impaired her vision, hearing senses, and voice. At that time, Lola Falana put her faith and converted to Roman Catholicism. After over a year, she started recovering and began her musical career again.

However, the illness again returned in 1996, forcing her to retire at her parents' house in Philadelphia. For the second time, it took her about a decade to fully recover.

Where is Lola Falana today?

After she sufficiently grew healthy in 2006, Lola moved back to her home in Las Vegas. She ultimately gave up her music career and devoted her life to Catholic Ministry. She no longer appears in the limelight and does not feature on social media handles. Thus, there is no information about her whereabouts.

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