Lainie Kazan

Biography

Date of Birth 15 May 1940, New York, New York, USA Birth Name Lainie Levine Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Spouse Peter Daniels (28 February 1971 - ?) (divorced) 1 daughter Trivia Understudied Barbra Streisand in the original Broadway production of the musical "Funny Girl." received a Tony nomination for reprising her original role in the musical 'My Favorite Year'. She is of Spanish and Russian-Jewish heritage. Hit #123 on the Billboard 'Bubbling Under' singles chart in 1967 with "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" (MGM 13657) Was named as "Queen of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1997 In 1993, received a Tony nomination as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "My Favorite Year," reprising her original role from the earlier film version of the same title, My Favorite Year (1982). Was the visual inspiration for the comic book character Big Barda. Personal Quotes "I get a sensual feeling from my own singing voice. When I am right, whether I'm moaning or winging it, I just fly. I soar. I get all caught up in myself. And baby, when that happens, you just know the audience has to be with me, having a ball."

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The Journey of Natty Gann

Connie

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Lust in the Dust

Marguerita Ventura

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Red Riding Hood

Grandma

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My Big Fat Greek Life - The Entire Series

Maria Portokalos (7 episodes, 2003)

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Love Is All There Is

Sadie Capomezzo

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29th Street

Mrs. Pesce

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I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore

Sarah Fishbine

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Il Romanzo di un Ladro di Cavalli

Estusha

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You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Gail

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The Cemetery Club

Selma

Starring In
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Maria Portokalos

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Tango Shalom

Leah Zlotkin

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Live at Mister Kelly's

Self

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Broadway: The Golden Age

Self

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The Amityville Murders

Nona

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Olympia

Self

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Maria

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Tab Hunter Confidential

Herself

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Pixels

Mickey Lamonsoff

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I am Divine

Marguerita Ventura (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Eine Scheidung zum Verlieben

Elaine Lipnicks

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Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!

Shirley Hirsch

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You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Gail

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Beau Jest

Miriam Goldman

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Bratz

Bubbie

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'Til Death: The Complete Second Season

Donna (3 episodes, 2010)

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Red Riding Hood

Grandma

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Broadway - The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

Herself

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Gigli

Mother

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A Good Night to Die

Diane

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My Big Fat Greek Life - The Entire Series

Maria Portokalos (7 episodes, 2003)

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Eight Crazy Nights

Old Woman (singing voice)

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Maria Portokalos

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If You Only Knew

Bess

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What's Cooking?

Ruth 'Ruthie' Seelig

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Daddy Who?

Hanna

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The Big Hit

Jeanne Shulman

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Permanent Midnight

Jerry's Mother at Funeral (uncredited)

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Delta Force

Sylvia Goldman

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The Unknown Cyclist

Rachel

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The Associate

Cindy Mason

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Love Is All There Is

Sadie Capomezzo

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The Cemetery Club

Selma

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I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore

Sarah Fishbine

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29th Street

Mrs. Pesce

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Eternity

Mother / Berneice (uncredited)

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Beaches

Leona Bloom

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Harry and the Hendersons

Irene Moffitt

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The Delta Force

Sylvia Goldman

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Lust in the Dust

Marguerita Ventura

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The Journey of Natty Gann

Connie

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The Jerk, Too

Card Player

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My Favorite Year

Belle Carroca

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One from the Heart

Maggie

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The Paper Chase

Rose Samuels (1985-1986) (9 episodes, 1985-1986)

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Il Romanzo di un Ladro di Cavalli

Estusha

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Lady in Cement

Maria Baretto

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