Abbe Lane

Real Name:
Abigail Francine Lassman
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Abbe Lane (born December 14, 1932) is an American singer and actress. Born Abigail Francine Lassman to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Lane began her career as a child actor on radio, and from there she progressed to singing and dancing on Broadway. Quickly establishing herself as a "femme fatale", Lane found popularity in Italian films but was often criticised for her flagrantly sexual persona.[citation needed] Married to Xavier Cugat from 1952 until their divorce in 1964, Lane achieved her greatest success as a nightclub singer, and was described in a 1963 magazine article as "the swingingest sexpot in show business". Cugat's influence was seen in her music which favoured Latin and rumba styles. In 1958 she starred opposite Tony Randall in the Broadway musical Oh, Captain!. Unfortunately, her recording contract prevented her from appearing on the original cast album of the show. On the recording, her songs were performed by Eileen Rodgers. Lane later recorded her songs on a solo album. The most successful of her records was a 1958 album collaboration with Tito Puente titled Be Mine Tonight. Fans either didn't know or care that Abbe's roots were as far away from a Latin bombshell as a Jewish girl from Brooklyn could have. Apart from working solo, Lane would frequently make the talk show rounds with Cugat. After their break-up, Cugat would introduce his new wife/discovery, Charo. She attracted attention for her suggestive comments such as "Jayne Mansfield may turn boys into men, but I take them from there", and also commented that she was considered "too sexy in Italy". Her costume for an appearance on the Jackie Gleason Show was considered too revealing and she was instructed to wear something else; however she appeared on the shows of Red Skelton, Dean Martin and Jack Benny without attracting controversy. In addition to her Italian films, Lane was a frequent performer on the television show Toast of the Town during the 1950s. She also played guest roles in such series as The Flying Nun, The Brady Bunch ( as cosmetics maven "Bebe Gallini"), Hart to Hart and Vega$. Lane fans got to see her once more in the 1983 film version of The Twilight Zone, in the role of an airline stewardess. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television, at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard.
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Abbe Lane - Cha Cha Cha album art Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Starring Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Starring Abbe Lane - Cha Cha Cha (Album) Philips France 1955 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - Be Mine Tonight album art Abbe Lane With Tito Puente And His Orchestra Abbe Lane With Tito Puente And His Orchestra - Be Mine Tonight (Album, MiniAlbum) RCA Victor, RCA Victor US 1957 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - The Lady In Red album art Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin's Orchestra* Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin's Orchestra* - The Lady In Red (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1958 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - Where There's A Man album art Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin And His Orchestra Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin And His Orchestra - Where There's A Man (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - Abbe Lane With Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra album art Abbe Lane, Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Abbe Lane, Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra - Abbe Lane With Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra (Album) Mercury US 1961 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - The Many Sides Of album art Abbe Lane The Many Sides Of (Album) Mercury US 1964 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - Rainbows album art Abbe* Rainbows (Album) Butterfly Records (7) US 1980 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DC 6261 Abbe Lane - Americano (Nightingale) album art Abbe Lane E I Suoi Solisti* Americano (Nightingale)(10") Cetra DC 6261 Italy 1954 Sell This Version
B 23523H Abbe Lane - Guapa Muchacha / Who Me ? album art Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Featuring Abbe Lane Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Featuring Abbe Lane - Guapa Muchacha / Who Me ?(Shellac, 10") Philips B 23523H Netherlands 1956 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - Be Mine Tonight album art Abbe Lane With Tito Puente And His Orchestra Abbe Lane With Tito Puente And His Orchestra - Be Mine Tonight (EP) RCA Victor Italy 1958 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - Que Será Será / ¡Ay! Que Me Vuelvo Loca / Banana Boat Song (Day-O) / Very Satisfied album art Abbe Lane Y Orquesta* Que Será Será / ¡Ay! Que Me Vuelvo Loca / Banana Boat Song (Day-O) / Very Satisfied (EP) RCA Spain 1958 Sell This Version
47-7407 Abbe Lane - Cha Cha Rock And Roll / Ooh, What A Lover album art Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin And His Orchestra Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin And His Orchestra - Cha Cha Rock And Roll / Ooh, What A Lover(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7407 US 1958 Sell This Version
3-20220 Abbe Lane - La Dama De Rojo album art Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin's Orchestra* Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin's Orchestra* - La Dama De Rojo(7", EP) RCA 3-20220 Spain 1958 Sell This Version
47-7169 Abbe Lane - We're Not Children / Femininity  album art Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin's Orchestra* Abbe Lane With Sid Ramin's Orchestra* - We're Not Children / Femininity (7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7169 US 1958 Sell This Version
3-20245 Abbe Lane - Imposible De Expresar album art Abbe Lane Con Tito Puente Y Su Orchesta* Abbe Lane Con Tito Puente Y Su Orchesta* - Imposible De Expresar(7", EP) RCA 3-20245 Spain 1959 Sell This Version
45N 0767 Abbe Lane - Cha Cha Rock 'N' Roll / Ooh What A Lover album art Abbe Lane Cha Cha Rock 'N' Roll / Ooh What A Lover(7") RCA Italiana 45N 0767 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - Mon Manège A Moi (French Version) / The Story Of Love (English Version) album art Abbe Lane Con Xavier Cugat Y Su Orquesta* Abbe Lane Con Xavier Cugat Y Su Orquesta* - Mon Manège A Moi (French Version) / The Story Of Love (English Version) (Single) Mercury US 1963 Sell This Version
126 114 MCE Abbe Lane - Adios Pampa Mia  album art Abbe Lane Con Xavier Cugat Y Su Orquesta* Abbe Lane Con Xavier Cugat Y Su Orquesta* - Adios Pampa Mia (7", EP, Mono) Mercury 126 114 MCE Spain 1963 Sell This Version
126 128 MCE Abbe Lane - Esta Es Abbe Lane album art Abbe Lane Esta Es Abbe Lane(7", EP) Mercury 126 128 MCE Spain 1963 Sell This Version
Abbe Lane - The Facts Of Life / Some Of These Days album art Abbe Lane The Facts Of Life / Some Of These Days (Single) Mercury US 1964 Sell This Version
601.7015 Abbe Lane - Over The Rainbow album art Abbe Lane Over The Rainbow(7", Single) Som Livre, Tapecar 601.7015 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
2619 Abbe Lane - Sobrevivire album art Abbe Lane Sobrevivire(7", Promo) Philips 2619 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
R-1061 Abbe Lane - Ain't No Mountain High Enough album art Abbe* Ain't No Mountain High Enough(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Card, Ltd, Pic) Tonpress R-1061 Poland 1980 Sell This Version
9210 Abbe Lane - Sobre El Arco Iris / Trueno album art Abbe Lane Sobre El Arco Iris / Trueno(7", Single, Promo) MICSA 9210 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
2060 243 Abbe Lane - I Love New York album art Abbe Lane I Love New York(7") Polydor 2060 243 Italy 1981 Sell This Version