Vicky Lane

December 17, 2020 0 Comments

Vicky Lane was born Grace Patricia Rose Coghlan in Dublin, Ireland in 1926. At a relatively young age, she had already traveled around the world twice before settling with her family in Mexico, then Nevada, and finally Beverly Hills.

While perhaps best known for her role as the ape woman, Paula Dupree, in the 1945 Universal Studios horror film, “The Jungle Captive’, Lane also had roles in a few other films during the mid-1940’s.

As a budding starlet, she married her first husband, actor Tom Neal, in Las Vegas, NV on May 27, 1944. They divorced in 1949.

By the late-1950s, Vicky had recorded two singles and a full length jazz album, “I Swing For You”. Her creative muse and co-conspirator in these recordings was her second husband, esteemed jazz trumpeter, Pete Candoli, whom she married in 1953. She had one child, a daughter, Tara, with Mr. Candoli in 1954. Pete and Vicky divorced in 1958.

After 1963, Vicky left Hollywood permanently. She passed away in Florida in 1983 at the age of 57.

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