Lainie Kazan was born Lainie Levine in Brooklyn, New York, to Carole (Kazan) and Ben Levine. She graduated from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. Her film career began in Dayton's Devils
(1968), starring alongside Leslie Nielsen
. Later, Lainie was nominated a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for her ...
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