Whatever Happened To: Lola Falana
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Lola Falana

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Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: September 11, 2008
Last Updated: November 3, 2014
Lola Falana
Claim to fame: Sexy and oh so elegant, Falana became a staple of 1970s variety shows and Las Vegas nightclubs, earning her the nickname Queen of Las Vegas. Discovered by Sammy Davis Jr. after appearing in his Broadway show Golden Boyin 1964, the two had an on again/off again fling, leading to a record contract for Lola with Reprise Records and several film roles both in Hollywood and in Italy. A spread in Playboy followed and appearances on The Bill Cosby Show, Laugh In, and The Flip Wilson Show, as well as many high-rated specials. At the time, Falana was the highes paid female entertainer in Vegas, earning $100,000 a week at the Aladdin Resort. She was nominated for a Tony in 1975 for Doctor Jazz. Everything seemed to be going well.
Lola Falana
Where are they now? In 1987, Falana suffered a severe replase of multiple sclerosis leaving her partially blind and deaf, as well as impairing her voice. After another bout with MS in 1996, Falana retired from show biz for good and retired to her home in Las Vegas and concentrates on her apostolate, The Lamb of God Ministry(which focuses on helping orphans in Africa). She now tours the country with her message of spirituality. Falana's last known musical performance was with Wayne Newton in 1997.
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eric p said:
August 4, 2012 6:20 AM
I pray for Lola she is a wonder person and I miss herperforming
mia scotia said:
September 10, 2012 6:37 AM
What a class act. Lola has gone from one great calling to another. She truly is an inspiration. Peace:)
lena c.lola said:
September 11, 2012 6:06 PM
Prayers go out continuously to Mrs.Falana
marcy said:
September 11, 2012 9:04 PM
We never forgot u and we never will. U are missed. The beauty of your soul and light will never fade. We still love u.
sugarnspice said:
September 23, 2012 2:46 AM
I'm so glad to know that Lola Falana is still with us and she is doing such great work for God. God bless you Lola!
October 23, 2012 6:33 PM
Maria said:
November 5, 2012 12:33 AM
I was thinking of you and wondering....and read about your life, remembered you back in the day..I wish you LOVE
Francee Bouvenir said:
November 18, 2012 2:02 AM
Keep going! Never give up on inspiring your ambitious Lola, We are still love by those who rememered you and others who are finding out about you. I lost my best friend battling MS she never gave up and work with what she had. Keep striving gitl!
daring sally said:
September 19, 2013 3:59 AM
I saw your name in an old soap opera "Capitol" and wondered where you were and what you are doing so I googled you. I was a fan of yours as a girl and found you to be elegant and very sophisticated. You were and still is an inspiration. May Jehovah watch over you and keep up the good work, Lola.
Royal said:
October 29, 2013 5:09 PM
Love u Lola
Vivian Thomas said:
December 5, 2013 2:02 AM
As I'm watching this season of The X Factor Singing Show tonight I had this thought about you Lola and just like these young performers are fighting for the chance at stardom, I recall you when you were beginning back in the days. Listen I recall seeing you on the TV dancing and singing. You were really Lolovly! My prayers are for your continued success now as an Ambassador for Jesus Christ! May God continue to bless your life.
Ramero said:
December 20, 2013 6:14 PM
I Love You Auntie. Always...
S. Baylis said:
January 10, 2014 11:57 PM
I remember Lola visiting the Johnny Carson show. I loved watching her so sexy and beautiful.
Marcea Thomas Daiter said:
January 24, 2014 4:05 PM
I never met you but you have been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember. Watching you as a child motivated me to delve into the world of the performing arts focusing on dance. Presently I'm a licensed dance specialist at a public middle high school in Harlem. Thank you Queen!
Vera Hall said:
February 22, 2014 1:45 PM
Hi Lola, just wanted to say you and the late Whitney Houston will forever be my all time favorite Performers. May God continue to bestow his many blessings upon you for the marvelous work that you are doing for him and his Children. Love and blessings to you always.
Gordon Campbell said:
March 12, 2014 2:37 AM
Lola was cured of her MS at Medjugorje through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.She spends her days administering to her Apostolate in gratitude.
Entertainer Lola Falana was healed in Medjugorje. Medjugorje miracles do happen.
Gordon campbell said:
March 12, 2014 2:38 AM
Lola was cured of her MS at Medjugorje through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.She spends her days administering to her Apostolate in gratitude.
Entertainer Lola Falana was healed in Medjugorje. Medjugorje miracles do happen.
Gordon campbell said:
March 12, 2014 9:57 PM
Lola was cured of her MS at Medjugorje through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.She spends her days administering to her Apostolate in gratitude.
Entertainer Lola Falana was healed in Medjugorje. Medjugorje miracles do happen.
One of the Jones girls. said:
March 20, 2014 8:48 PM
Lola, you are so very beautiful Physically and spiritually. I am thinking of your appearance in the Liberace Valentine's Day Special. You are gorgeous even in your present generosity. Just so lovely. Just so good to hear about you. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless and keep you.
Yolanda said:
May 20, 2014 1:56 PM
I would often think of you and wonder how you're doing. I loved seeing you perform. So glad to know you're still here and doing God's work. God bless!
Monty said:
May 26, 2014 3:47 PM
Dear Ms. Falana:
You have always been a woman who I admired from the first time I heard and saw "Ms. Lola Falana." You are so magical and mysterious to me, like a good fairy who dances with the butterflies and plays with the sun and the moon.
For many years when I was very young I wanted to be like you. In my early years, I was an actress, dancer, and sung a little in musicals. Then, there was a time (during the 1970s and 1980s) when I was told I looked like you when I performed, and of course, when I got dressed up. It was very hard for me to believe, especially when I knew I looked like the ugly duckling. On the other hand, to think I could look anything like you when I performed was inspiring.
I read many of the comments from those who care and love you. All express their appreciation for the good spirit who is you. Please hear my echo of their appreciation and love for your spirit and generosity.
Many blessings to you for the many blessings and continued inspiration you give to others. The families of those you touch will change for the best in the world. You are a priceless gift to all of us--to me.
It is a miracle to have the opportunity to write to a living angel--you--for this I am truly grateful. May you continue to share your love for you are loved, blessed, and appreciated.
Montrose Cones
Hampton, VA and Washington, DC
Gerald Hastings said:
July 25, 2014 3:11 AM
My parents loved you ms Falana and so do I. I'm so happy to know that you have filled your life helping those in need. Thank God for people like you. You retired with class and at the top of your game. Love you forever.
R. Brown said:
August 20, 2014 9:07 PM
Thanks for your service in Vietnam with Bob Hope. Lots of us remember and still hold a place in our hearts for you.
Peggy Harris said:
August 22, 2014 1:29 AM
I saw you in Las Vegas' years ago. I have never forgotten how beautiful you are. In my opinion you are one of the best entertainers in show business. You were such a classy lady. Something lacking in many of the young performers today. May God continue to bless you. Bless you for the legacy you leave behind.
Charles Milligan said:
August 28, 2014 11:12 PM
I saw you many years ago in Las Vegas and was even invited up on stage by you. I know as a performer you would never remember me but I do you. I wish you wellness and hope that you are dealing well with your illnesses.
me said:
August 30, 2014 4:36 AM
Was suddenly thinking about Lola. Lots of YouTube videos of her performances.
Audrey Williams said:
September 1, 2014 4:38 PM
Just thinking of you......
Staice turner said:
September 2, 2014 9:46 PM
You came across my mind while watching tv. Glad to know your doing awsome
Carolyn Silhavy said:
September 5, 2014 2:41 AM
I am trying to locate Lola Falana. My good friend Lynn Seghetti lived across the street from Lola in Las Vegas. Lynn has tried for a few years to find a way to contact Lola. She would love to communicate with her. Either an address or phone number.
Paul said:
September 10, 2014 11:37 PM
She lives in San Antonio tx and has been on a juice diet and is walking and living again
msteri said:
September 13, 2014 8:51 PM
I've always admired her,looked to her for some poise guidance, I wish her All the beauty of life along with pure strength and love... stay blessed pretty girl, thank you....
Mirights Star 2028 said:
September 15, 2014 1:07 PM
Like many little boys, I was a huge fan of Lola Falana. I'm glad to see she is doing well.
Bobbe Miller said:
September 15, 2014 11:09 PM
Lola is so beautiful on the outside, but more beautiful on the inside. Thank you Lola for traveling the country spreading what is missing in many, spirituality. I grew up pretending and wishing to be like you. What a pleasure, it has been trying. Bless you.
J Ginns said:
September 25, 2014 2:54 AM
I don't know why but you just came to mind...may God continue to bless you as you bless others.
Douglas Riley said:
September 28, 2014 8:13 PM
Wow, still a beauty! Wish you were still performing so I could see and hear you!
April said:
September 28, 2014 8:14 PM
I'm watching Ms Falana on an episode of Streets of San Francisco and was wondering whatever happened to her. So glad to know you are alive and well. Take Care!
Nancy said:
September 29, 2014 12:30 AM
I'm watching Ms. Falana on Streets of San Francisco now! I wondered where she was and just googled her. So glad to know she's doing well.
Case Cameron said:
September 29, 2014 1:36 AM
If have always admired you ~ I would love to see you be honored with a lifetime achievement award
ken charron said:
October 6, 2014 7:23 PM
I work at the sands in the 60 you work there with my friend Sammy jr. met at jaspers tower of pizza, you came in the little pvt bar with Pat Henery. We started talking and Pat got so mad, that Jasper had to tell him to relax, ken is a friend of mine. always thought about how your doing, later in the 70 I owned Sherrys cocktail lounge on sunset, you were living in L.A.was told, I just wanted to wish you the best and always loved you and your work, if I ever run into you I will reach out and touch your hand make this world a better world if you can, thank you, ken charron
rj said:
October 9, 2014 1:19 AM
So glad to hear that miss Lola is doing fine,always loved seeing her on tv,great inspiration
Jared Maurtua said:
October 13, 2014 3:50 PM
She actually lives across the street from us. I believe the address is 112 Ripple Creek Rd. In San Antonio, TX
LC said:
October 19, 2014 4:18 PM
Just another of so many who think the world of you Lola
David Kane said:
November 1, 2014 1:09 PM
I was blessed to see you perform at one of the finer hotels in Dallas back in the eighties, of course you were wonderful. I even got to ask you a question about what it feels like to be the First Lady of Las vegas. Being a BIG fan of yours, I enjoyed that short conversation.I hope your doing well. Thanks, and God Bless.
Luther Gates is Praying for you... said:
November 6, 2014 11:35 PM
I can understand what a shock it must have felt like, when your life got totally
re-arranged. At 55 years old. my life got totally re-arranged too. I had a very
bad Hemorrhage Stroke, which almost took my life too. I am 57 years old now.
That happened to me two, and a half years ago. It definitely changed, and
turned my life around as well. I too help out my church as well doing The
Lord's work as well. I am so glad to see that you are doing the same thing like
I am. I remember seeing your show, and I remember seeing you on The Flip
Wilson Show as well. You were, and still are so very Gorgeous. To me, I always
thought you were. If you would like to give me a heads up, feel free to email me
at, or call me anytime at (919)886-2640.


Luther Gates
Tony Reno said:
November 15, 2014 10:54 PM
I saw you many years ago, you were probably the sexest woman alive, I'm sure that you still are.
Mary H Puente said:
November 16, 2014 7:20 PM
I heard your inspirational talk at the Omni Hotel for The Pilgrim Center of Hope . You are as beautiful as ever and I consider myself very fortunate to have been in your presence doing God's work...thank you so very much.
June Colthirst, March 7,2015, Carmel, New York said:
March 8, 2015 5:03 AM
Dear Ms. Lola
I often think of you and recall your fight with MS. I decided to look you up this evening I am so happy that you are in a place in your life where you are serving God. You may not have been healed physically, but you are forever in the arms of God. You are also even in your illness doing the will of God, so many of us who are healthy we forget how to serve and love our fellowmen. may God continue to bless you.
Just thinking about you said:
July 21, 2015 3:51 AM
I just wanted to say hello!
Jim Moore said:
January 22, 2016 2:23 PM
I saw you in the Liberation of LB Jones. I thought you were the sexiest woman on earth. You left a lot of young men horny during those days.
Claudia said:
May 14, 2016 11:03 PM
I must say ms.Falona was a great inspiration to me a african american little girl growing up in Detroit in ,70s .May our Lord Jesus shine with you always.
Ms. Falona, I remember so vividly your beautiful s said:
July 24, 2016 2:30 AM
Peggy in Georgia.
Hello Lola, I just had to Google you. I'm watching said:
October 9, 2016 4:57 AM
Hello Lola, I just had to Google you. I'm watching Lady Cocoa made in 1975. Had to see if you were still beautiful. Well,you are, inside and out. Take care jam St Louis
Turnertd said:
February 22, 2017 11:30 AM
Saw an advertisement on ME TV, for one of your specials, with Muhammad Ali and Google Drive you. I remember you and your career, I wanted to grow up and be gorgeous just like you.. God Bless you always. You're still amazing.
Turnertd said:
February 22, 2017 11:32 AM
Saw an advertisement on ME TV, for one of your specials, with Muhammad Ali and Googled you. I remember you and your career, I wanted to grow up and be gorgeous just like you.. God Bless you always. You're still amazing.
nancy said:
March 5, 2017 11:40 PM
Glad to hear she is still well and working. I recall when it was revealed that she had MS and was retiring to live with her folks. MS is often devastating, as look what happened to ANNETTE FUNICELLO. Continued Good Luck to you!
Mark D.Wilkins said: said:
March 19, 2017 2:39 PM
This woman is Unforgettable!!!!
LYDIA said:
May 12, 2017 9:26 AM
Marilyn a ford said:
May 22, 2017 12:43 AM
I am so glad miss fallana is doing well. I loved her in 75 and still love her now. s he is a very inspiring person. God bless her.
michael N said:
June 2, 2017 3:17 PM
Hi Lola, I used to work with OJ Key in Seattle.She often spoke of you and Quincy Jones.
I also remember you on the Flip Wilson show-you are amazing!!!
Val said:
July 2, 2017 9:33 PM
As a young kid n Houston, my sisters and I raced to the television to see you. I thought you were so beautiful. You inspired us country girls n a way you will never know. A fan for life. Love your grace and natural beauty. God bless
Rico said:
July 12, 2017 10:51 PM
Still a number one fan,from Detroit love Rico you are in the best spot light every doing God's will.
april Curtis said:
August 29, 2017 10:06 PM
I knew it was something special about this lady when I first start watching her shows and videos. She never forgot where she came from and how she was raided. even when she went to Vietnam with Bob hope she told the soldiers she wanted to be respected and that she is a lady she even sung a song about it after tha,t she got down. I notice she always added a gospel song to her shows, what that tell you?
Any body out there know where Lola Fanlana is toda said:
July 11, 2018 8:29 PM
april curtis: If any one no where Lola Falana is, said:
July 11, 2018 8:35 PM
april curtis said:
July 18, 2018 12:10 AM
what is this Lola
falana needs to come out where ever she at and let all of he fan know what happening with her . She owe that to her fans. Who care about her paid big money to see her and she also cared so whats happening? nothing to be ashamed about, she was an entertainer then. write a book or something she needs to speak out publically get the recognition she deserved.
I am tired of searching and begging for her to come forward.
August 16, 2018 1:22 AM
Florence LaRue of the Fifth Dimension. said:
January 18, 2019 10:29 PM
You do realize that the photograph included in the Where Are They Now section is not Lola Falana but Florence LaRue, formerly of the Fifth Dimension?
The first woman who introduced me to lust said:
March 16, 2019 5:46 AM
I was six years old. She even beat out Annette on the Mickey Mouse Club, which, when talking about a six year old boy, is a feat in itself.

I still love you, Lola. I always will.
AprilCurtis said:
July 12, 2019 11:28 PM
Lola where ever you are you need to come forward publically. you was a fantastic entertainer and needs to be recognize. People loved you paid big money to see you. Write a book or something. You worked with some very important stars, Sammy Davis Jerry Lewis with the telethon Bob Hope Johnny Carson and many more. You are a star. Nothing to be ashamed about.
Write a book about your life. Because when your time comes to go to heaven I bet somebody will write all kinds of stories. So why not write the story. You was a very considerate person cared about your audience . Everybody have to get old if they live long enough and every body may get aliments too. nothing to be ashamed about.
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