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Lainie Kazan papers

Title
Lainie Kazan papers, 1960-1998.
Author
Kazan, Lainie.
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Mixed materialSupervised use *T-Mss 1998-023Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
.5 lin. ft. (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Television scripts.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography (note)
  • Actor-singer Lainie Kazan has had a wide-ranging career performing in musical theatre, jazz clubs, television and film.
  • In 1976, Kazan was given the opportunity to manage her own lounge, Lainie's Club, at the Playboy Club of Los Angeles. The venture proved so successful that the Playboy Club of New York approached her to create Lainie's Room at their club in 1977. Kazan continues to appear in film and television including ONE FROM THE HEART in 1982 and MY FAVORITE YEAR, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, and which she revived on stage at Lincoln Center Theatre in 1992. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the television series ST. ELSEWHERE and appeared in the film BEACHES with Bette Midler and the film and television series MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, among others.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
*T-Mss 1998-023
Author
Kazan, Lainie.
Title
Lainie Kazan papers, 1960-1998.
Summary
This small collection includes contracts, programs, press material, annotated scripts and photographs documenting some moments of Lainie Kazan's career up until 1998.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography
Actor-singer Lainie Kazan has had a wide-ranging career performing in musical theatre, jazz clubs, television and film. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she studied acting at Hofstra University and appeared on Broadway in THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (1961) and BRAVO GIOVANNI (1962). Her big break came when she was cast as the understudy to Barbra Streisand in FUNNY GIRL (1964). Kazan went on to pursue a career as a vocalist, recording albums, and singing in cabarets. She made many television appearances on THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW and starred in her own syndicated television variety special, THE LAINIE KAZAN SHOW, in 1968.
In 1976, Kazan was given the opportunity to manage her own lounge, Lainie's Club, at the Playboy Club of Los Angeles. The venture proved so successful that the Playboy Club of New York approached her to create Lainie's Room at their club in 1977. Kazan continues to appear in film and television including ONE FROM THE HEART in 1982 and MY FAVORITE YEAR, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, and which she revived on stage at Lincoln Center Theatre in 1992. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the television series ST. ELSEWHERE and appeared in the film BEACHES with Bette Midler and the film and television series MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, among others.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Singers.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1998-023
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