Don Lane

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Birthday
13, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 22, 2009 (75)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 22, 2009 (75)

About

Best remembered as the host of the Australian Nine Network's Don Lane Show, this Logie Award-winning, New York-born talk show host and television basketball and football commentator had a second career as a cabaret singer and comedian.

Before Fame

After attending Kalamazoo College (in Michigan) on an athletic scholarship, he entered the United States Army and formed a comedy act that was popular on the military entertainment circuit and later featured on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Trivia

His autobiography, Never Argue with a Mug, was published in 2007.

Family Life

Born Morton Donald Isaacson, he grew up in the Bronx in a family of both Catholic and Jewish heritage. With his talent manager and second wife, Jayne Ambrose, he raised a son named P.J.

Associated With

He took on the stage name of Don Lane in honor of vocalist, songwriter, and actor Frankie Laine.