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Birth name Lainie LevineNationality USABirth 15 may 1940
(78 years) at New York City (USA
Lainie Kazan (born May 15, 1940) is an American actress and singer.
Kazan was born Lanie Levine in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of a Russian Ashkenazi Jewish father who worked as a bookie and a Turkish Sephardic Jewish mother, Carole, whom Kazan has described as "neurotic, fragile and artistic." She graduated from Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York.
She was married to Peter Daniels in 1971. In a segment of Celebrity Ghost Stories she revealed that she was widowed in 1989 when he died of lung cancer. Kazan has one child, Jennifer, and is a grandmother. She serves on the boards of the Young Musicians’ Foundation, AIDS Project LA, and B'nai Brith.