Abbe Lane

Abbe Lane

Abigail Glasmann (14 de diciembre de 1932) conocida como Abbe Lane, es una cantante y actriz norteamericana. Abbe Lane se convirtió en una importante artista a raíz de su encuentro con Xavier Cugat, quien se convertiría en su mentor, su representante y, finalmente, su marido.
Xavier y Abbe inician juntos una etapa artística, alternando actuaciones con la orquesta de Xavier, en la que Abbe se convierte en la máxima atracción, con el rodaje de películas en las que ella demuestra sus cualidades como actriz.
A partir de 1954, en plena vorágine de éxitos, la pareja se lanza a una gira agotadora por medio mundo, afincándose por un tiempo en Italia. Luego viajarán a España, concretamente a Barcelona, donde Cugat será recibido con gran entusiasmo por sus paisanos. En Barcelona, actuarán en la plaza de toros de la Monumental. Luego visitarán Madrid, batiendo récords en las salas Pavillón y Florida.
Si grandes son sus éxitos en el escenario con sus interpretaciones de música latina y ritmos afrocubanos, no es menor la sensación que causa la artista en la calle donde sus salidas al mediodía por la Gran Vía detenían la circulación.
El matrimonio entre Cugat y Abbe duró doce años (1952-1964) y acabó de forma tempestuosa seguido de un divorcio litigioso.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Abbe Lane (born December 14, 1932) is an American singer and actress. Born Abigail Francine Lassman in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, Lane began her career as a child actress on radio, and from there she progressed to singing and dancing on Broadway. 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! but 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. Apart from working solo, Lane frequently appeared on talk shows with Cugat. 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, F Troop, The Brady Bunch, Hart to Hart and Vega$. She appeared in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Abbe Lane, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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