OMG!!! Lola Falana, 1970s. What an amazing outfit. My father sometimes uses the expression, "Who does she think she is , Lola Falana? Whenever I would say it , NOBODY knew to whom I was referring...true story !
Loletha Elayne “Lola” Falana -Her father, Bennett Falana, born in Matanzas and emigrated from Cuba, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and worked as a shipyard welder. Lola’s mother, Cleo, was a seamstress. While dancing in a nightclub, Falana was discovered by Sammy Davis Jr., who gave her a featured role in his 1964 Broadway musical Golden Boy. From 1971 to 1975, Lola Falana was married to Feliciano “Butch” Tavares, one of five brothers of the popular R&B band Tavares.