The character spoofed both women, especially in their later career television variety show appearances in the 1970s.
By the age of three Lola Falana was dancing, and by age five she was singing in the church choir.
In 1966, Davis cast Falana, along with himself, , and , in her first film role, in.
Her father left Cuba to become a welder in the United States where he met her mother.
Lola Falana's last known musical performance was in 1997, at 's theater in.