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Indianola, Iowa, USA
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Woodland Hills, California, USA
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Leota Lane, Lola Lane, Priscilla Lane
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The Lane Sisters refers to a group of sisters, three of whom achieved success in the 1920s and 1930s as a singing act, with their popularity onstage leading to a series of successful films. A fourth sister was not successful and left this milieu and a fifth avoided show business altogether. Priscilla Lane enjoyed the most prominent movie career.
Rosemary Lane of the singing Lane sisters (their actual birth name was Mullican) got her start as a vocalist with bandleader Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians. Her career was somewhat overshadowed by that of her more famous sister, Priscilla, who was also a member of that band and who would go on to bigger and better things. Both Rosemary and Priscilla appeared in the musical Varsity Show (1937)which featured the Waring orchestra and starred Dick Powell.
With a Warner Brothers contract in hand, Rosemary starred (with another one of her sisters, Lola) in Hollywood Hotel (1937), again with Dick Powell. While she did quite well, she and the rest of the cast were seriously upstaged by Busby Berkeley's sumptuous stage design and by the 'king of swing' Benny Goodman, whose orchestra was featured in no less than eight musical numbers. She then played second fiddle to Priscilla in a series of films featuring three of the four Lane sisters (Leota was the fourth): Four Daughters (1938), Daughters Courageous (1939) and Four Wives (1939).
After that, Rosemary called it quits, commenting "that was the end of it as far as I was concerned" ( New York Times, November 27 1974). Rosemary Lane eschewed Hollywood for Broadway and enjoyed a successful run as star of George Abbott's 1941 musical comedy 'Best Foot Forward', alongside Nancy Walker and June Allyson. Her part, ironically, was that of a sophisticated, but fading film star. After 1945, Rosemary settled down in Pacific Palisades and worked for a while selling real estate.
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==[[The Lane Sisters were a family of American singers and actresses. The sisters were Leota Lane (October 25, 1903 – July 25, 1963), Lola Lane (May 21, 1906 – June 22, 1981), Rosemary Lane (April 4, 1913 – November 25, 1974) and Priscilla Lane (June 12, 1915 – April 4, 1995).]]==
===[[Lola, Rosemary, and Priscilla co-starred in four films together: Four Daughters (1938), Daughters Courageous (1939), Four Wives (1939) and Four Mothers (1941). Leota did not find the same success as her sisters and left Hollywood for New York City before the sisters' breakthrough.]]===
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