American actress, dancer, singer and model Lola Falana released her first single titled ‘My Baby’ in 1964. She made her debut on the big screen in the film ‘A Man Called Adam’ (1966). During her early career she was mentored by Sammy Davis Jr. with whom she worked in Italian cinema and reprised her role in the Broadway musical ‘Golden Boy’. In order to avoid getting stereotyped she later broke away from her mentor and appeared in the American drama film ‘The Liberation of L.B. Jones’ (1970), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. She has modelled for Playboy magazine and is the first black woman to appear in an advertisement for Faberge perfume. Falana became a popular face on American television and appeared several times on ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ and ‘The Hollywood Palace’ reality show. She has made guest appearances on popular shows like ‘Tonight Show Starring Jonny Carson’ and ‘The Muppet Show’. She remained in touch with Sammy Davis Jr. and became one of the top performers in Las Vegas in the late 1970s. Her last known musical performance was in 1997 in Branson Missouri.