by Billy Ingram
She was born Loletha Elaine Falana on September 11, 1942 but you may know her as Lola Falana, an entertainer who's career is - or was - the stuff of legends.
A fiercely determined young lady, Lola (escorted by her mother) was dancing in nightclubs while still a student in Junior High. She moved to New York at 17 with $23 in her pocket to break into show business and reportedly slept in the subway during the early, lean times.
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