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...
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
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.
Mother, with Peter Daniels, of a daughter.