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
(1936-08-05)August 5, 1936[1]
Davisboro, Georgia, U.S.[2]
Died October 12, 2015(2015-10-12) (aged 79)
Jupiter, Florida, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 38"[2]
Waist: 25"
Hips: 35"
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]

Colleen Leigh Farrington[3] (August 5, 1936 – October 12, 2015)[4] was an American model and nightclub singer.[5][6]

She was 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.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Farrington was born in Davisboro, Georgia, the daughter of Eleanor Briggs.[2] 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.[5][7][8][9]

She eventually married acting coach Burton Eugene Lane, and divorced him in 1965, shortly after her daughter, Diane, was born.[10][11] She later settled in Georgia and married Lawrence Price.[5]


  1. ^ Colleen Price public record
  2. ^ a b c d e "Playmate listing". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ Young Actress' Life Like A Nightmare .
  4. ^ Colleen Farrington obituary accessed 10-20-2014
  5. ^ a b c Peer Oppenheimer (March 9, 1980). "Diane Lane: A Star for Tomorrow". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ Dorothy Kilgallen (May 10, 1962). "On Broadway". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  7. ^ 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")
  8. ^ "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")
  9. ^ "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.")
  10. ^ "Diane Lane bio". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2009. 
  11. ^ "The Happy Life of Diane Lane". Retrieved January 25, 2009. 

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