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 79)
Davisboro, Georgia, United States[1]
Measurements Bust: 38"[1]
Waist: 25"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]

Colleen Leigh Farrington[2] (born April 20, 1936) is an American model and nightclub singer.[3][4] 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.[3][5][6][7]

She eventually married acting coach Burt Lane and divorced him in 1965, shortly after her daughter, Diane was born.[8][9] 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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