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Name: Abbe Lane  
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Date of Birth: 14th December 1932
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Profession: Actress
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The cover of Lane's 1958 album Be Mine Tonight.

Abbe Lane (born December 14, 1932) is a singer and actress.

Born Abigail Francine Lassman in Brooklyn, New York, Lane began her career as a child actor on radio, and from there she progressed to singing and dancing parts on Broadway. Quickly establishing herself as a "femme fatale", Lane found popularity in Italian films but was often criticised for her flagrantly sexual persona.

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 showbusiness". Cugat's influence was seen in her music which favoured Latin and Rhumba styles. The most successful of her records was a 1958 album collaboration with Tito Puente titled "Be Mine Tonight".

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, Hart to Hart and Vega$.

She has star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television, at 6381 Hollywood Boulevard.

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