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Elaine Loletha Falana was born on the 11th September 1942, in Camden, New Jersey USA, of Cuban ancestry. She is a television presenter, showgirl, actress and singer, all the above mentioned engagements adding to the outright size of Lola Falana’s net worth. It is also worth mentioning the fact that she was an Italian television star in of 1980s. Overall, Lola was active in the entertainment industry from 1964 to 1997.

How rich is the retired actress, singer and television personality? Authoritative sources estimate that the total size of Lola Falana’s net worth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.

Lola Falana Net Worth $10 Million

To begin with, she spent most of her childhood in Philadelphia, where she began to sing in the church choir. She attended a dance school and during a performance was discovered by Sammy Davis Jr., who invited her to make her debut on Broadway in the musical “Golden Boy”. The same year she recorded her first album “My Baby” (1964), under the Mercury Records label. After many television shows and other records, at the end of 1966 she was noticed by some Italian scouts during a show in Las Vegas, and was invited to Italy, where Lola Falana became one of the stars of the television era, participating in numerous television programs, often dancing in pairs with Don Lurius in varieties like “Saturday Night” in 1967. She landed roles in Italian films including “Teatro Dieci” (1971), “Hai Visto Mai?” (1973) and others. Moreover, Falana appeared in a few musicals, the best known being “Tonight I Throw Myself” with Marisa Sannia and Rocky Roberts and “When I Say I love You”, with Tony Renis, Alida Chelli and Enzo Whittaker. For her beauty, she was nicknamed Black Venus. Her net worth rose steadily.

In 1970, she returned to the USA to participate in the film “The Liberation of LB Jones”, directed by William Wyler, for which Falana was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1971. The same year, she posed naked for a photo shoot of Playboy. In 1972, she was chosen by Bill Cosby as a regular guest of “The New Bill Cosby Show”, which was aired on CBS. From 1982 to 1987, she appeared in the soap opera “Capitol”. Her net worth was still rising.

In 1987, Lola Falana was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Still, she appeared in the film “Mad About You” in 1990. The last performance she made was singing in Wayne Newton’s theatre in 1997. Afterwards, Lola Falana retired from show business, devoting herself to religious activities. The disease remained stable for several years, notwithstanding relapses. In 2005, it went into progressive stage. However, it has been announced that she is in complete remission after a visit to the shrine. In 2009, two interviews on YouTube were posted where Lola looks very fit.

Finally, in the personal life of the actress, she has been married once; in 1971 she married Feliciano Tavares, the leader of the musical group Tavares. The two divorced in 1975.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 11, 1942
Birth place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)
Profession:Singer, Dancer, Actress
Nationality:American
Spouse:Feliciano Vierra Tavares, Jr. (m. 1971–1975)
Awards:Theater World Award (1975)
Record labels:Mercury Records
Nominations:Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress (1970), Tony Award
Movies:“Teatro Dieci” (1971), “Hai Visto Mai?” (1973), “The Liberation of LB Jones”, "Lady Cocoa" (1975), "Mad About You" (1990), "Capitol"
TV shows:“Teatro Dieci” (1971), “Hai Visto Mai?” (1973), The New Bill Cosby Show (1972–1973), "Laugh In", “The Liberation of LB Jones”, Lola (1975), Made in Italy (1982)
Albums:“My Baby” (1964), "There's A Man Out There Somewhere" (1975)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Retired and living with her parents in Philadelphia. [November 1996]
2Lola has recovered sufficiently from her bad attack of multiple sclerosis in 1996, which sent her to her parents' home in Philadelphia, to make her own home in her beloved Las Vegas. [June 2006]
3She and Joey Heatherton were the namesakes for the "Lola Heatherton" character as played by Catherine O'Hara on SCTV (1976) and SCTV Network (1981).
4Recorded on Reprise Records, the label owned by Frank Sinatra.
5Was a protégé of Dinah Washington.
6Father is from Cuba. He sang to Lola in Spanish. She later became a popular nightclub singer who performed in various lanuages.
7Born in Camden, New Jersey to Cleao Twine. The family later moved to Philadelphia. Lola attended Germantown High School in Philadelphia. She was raised as Episcopalian but later coverted to Roman Catholicism.
8Was nominated for Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Doctor Jazz."
9Is of African-American and Cuban descent.
10In later years she has turned to religion for comfort and solace, touring much of the time as an evangelist.
11Was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; after a brief period of (1987) remission, her MS returned in 1996.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Wore a famous silk white evening gown during her Las Vegas shows
2Performed her signature song "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets" during her Las Vegas shows.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleThe Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mad About You1989Casey's Secretary
Hotel1986TV SeriesSheila Wilson
Capitol1982TV SeriesCharity Blake (1984-1986)
Fantasy Island1979TV SeriesEsther Bolling
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesMara Carroll
Switch1977TV SeriesArmistice Simpson
Cos1976TV SeriesFrequent Guest
Lady Cocoa1975Coco
Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya1975TV SeriesRegular Performer
Klansman1974Loretta Sykes
The Streets of San Francisco1974TV SeriesJackie Sterling
Hai visto mai?1973TV Mini-SeriesHostess
The New Bill Cosby Show1972TV SeriesRegular
Mod Squad1970TV SeriesMarci Weaver
The Liberation of L.B. Jones1970Emma Jones
The F.B.I.1969TV SeriesLenore Brooks
Black Tigress1967Lola Gate
Quando dico che ti amo1967Julia
A Man Called Adam1966Theo

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50 años de2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lady Cocoa1975"Pop Goes the Weasel" Title song / performer: "Pop Goes the Weasel" Title song
Sammy and Company1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV Special performer: "Till Love Touches Your Life"
Black Tigress1967performer: "Scrivimi il tuo nome", "Uno come te"
The Ed Sullivan Show1964TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vega$1979TV SeriesHerself
Hello, Here Is Berlin1979TV MovieHerself
The Television Annual: 1978/19791979TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHerself
Liberace: A Valentine Special1979TV SpecialHerself
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHerself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1968-1978TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHerself
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas1977TV SpecialHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975-1977TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV MovieHerself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's Christmas Comedy Special1976TV MovieHerself
Van Dyke and Company1976TV SeriesHerself
The Wolfman Jack Show1976TV SeriesHerself
The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Lola!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show1975TV SeriesHerself
The 29th Annual Tony Awards1975TV SpecialHerself
Soul Train1973-1974TV Series documentaryGuest
The Hollywood Squares1973-1974TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Christmas Special1973TV SpecialHerself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHerself
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour1972TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Co-Presenter: Best Special Visual Effects
The Pearl Bailey Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Flip1970TV SeriesHerself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Della1970TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards1970TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Palace1966-1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Dancer
Sammy Davis Jr.1969TV MovieHerself
Stasera mi butto1967Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hullabaloo1965TV SeriesHerself
Mary's Land2013DocumentaryHerself
Theater of the Word, Inc.2009TV SeriesHerself
Reading Rainbow1992TV SeriesHerself
The Original Leads of the Temptations1992Video documentaryHerself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1980-1989TV SeriesHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHerself
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHerself
Eubie Blake: A Century of Music1983TV MovieHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party1983TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight1982TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
Lola, Lola y Lollo1982TV MovieHerself
The Third Annual Black Achievement Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Host
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Omnibus1980TV SeriesHerself
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Siegfried and Roy1980TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHerself - Ringmaster
The Muppet Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Singer / ...

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50 años de2009TV SeriesHerself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHerself
Hullabaloo Vol. 81996VideoHerself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHerself
Beat! Beat! Beat!1966TV SeriesHerself - Musician

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