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It was 1967, the year of Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and Casino Royale, a satire which starred David Niven as the “original” Sir James Bond and featured an acclaimed score by Burt Bacharach. It’s also the year MGM Records released the album that contains this week’s slinky Top Tune, “Sweet Talk”.
Laine Kazan made herself famous as a sexy nightclub singer. She got her start on stage as an understudy for Barbra Streisand in Broadway’s Funny Girl. Kazan’s acting career began when her old college pal Francis Ford Coppola offered her a part in One From the Heart, which led to numerous television and film credits including a Golden Globe nomination for My Favorite Year and an Emmy nomination for St. Elsewhere. Kazan performed on The Dean Martin Show a record 26 times and eventually she had her own NBC variety show. She would eventually open two nightclubs, Lainie’s Room in Los Angeles and Lainie’s Room East in New York. Kazan continues to act on Broadway, in TV & films, and performs in nightclubs to this day.
Contact & Licensing Info
“Sweet Talk” was written by Cy Coleman & Floyd Huddleston – Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP). Contact: Damon Booth / email@example.com
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