Achieved fame as Barbra Streisand
's understudy in the Broadway play "Funny Girl". At various times, people like Carol Burnett
& Eydie Gormé
auditioned to replace Lainie as Barbra's understudy but she lasted in the job. Finally, she was able to go on and left the show to pursue new horizons. She later became a major Las Vegas ...
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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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.
She teaches theater at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
Natural brunette hair