Colleen Farrington

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Colleen Farrington
Playboy centerfold appearance
October 1957
Preceded by Jacquelyn Prescott
Succeeded by Marlene Callahan
Personal details
Born Colleen Leigh Farrington
(1936-04-20) April 20, 1936 (age 78)
Davisboro, Georgia, United States1
Measurements Bust: 38"1
Waist: 25"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)1

Colleen Leigh Farrington2 (born April 20, 1936) is an American model and nightclub singer.34 She is the mother of Academy Award-nominated actress Diane Lane. She was also Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1957 issue. Her pictorial was photographed by Peter Basch.1

Farrington was born in Davisboro, Georgia.1 Before becoming a Playmate, Farrington was a fashion model in New York City and was a particular favorite of fashion designer Oleg Cassini. She also had some acting roles.3567

She eventually married acting coach Burt Lane and divorced him in 1965, shortly after her daughter, Diane was born.89 She later settled in Georgia.3


  1. ^ a b c d e "Playmate listing". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Young Actress' Life Like A Nightmare .
  3. ^ a b c Peer Oppenheimer (March 9, 1980). "Diane Lane: A Star for Tomorrow". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Dorothy Kilgallen (May 10, 1962). "On Broadway". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ Richard F. Shepherd (June 2, 1963). "Curtain Going Up". The New York Times. Retrieved March 14, 2010. (Photo of Farrington with actor Robert Gentile in scene from "Kitty I Hardly Knew You," part of "Chiaroscuro")
  6. ^ "Chiaroscuro, One-Act Play, Opens at Gate". The New York Times. June 6, 1963. Retrieved March 14, 2010. (lists Farrington and Robert Gentile as the primary actors in "Kitty I Hardly Knew You")
  7. ^ "Roles for 'Chiaroscuro' Writer". The New York Times. May 6, 1963. Retrieved March 14, 2010. ("Major roles will also be played by Colleen Farrington and Peggy Moore.")
  8. ^ "Diane Lane bio". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ "The Happy Life of Diane Lane". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 

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