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|Also Known As:||Allan Lane (Rocky),Harold Albershart,Allan Lane||Died:||October 27, 1973|
|Born:||September 22, 1909||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Mishawaka, Indiana, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor football player|
Fittingly, it was a television show entitled "Fame" that first catapulted Valerie Landsburg into the public eye. However, before taking on the role of Doris Schwartz for the small-screen adaptation of the hit film, Landsburg debuted in the 1978 movie "Thank God It's Friday." She had also appeared in a number of made-for-TV features, and remained active in television after leaving "Fame" in 1987. While a pair of sitcoms she was in--"You Again?" and "All Is Forgiven"--underperformed, Landsburg continued to get steady work in television movies and guest spots on series throughout the '80s and '90s, including the evening soap "Beverly Hills, 90210" and a run on the adult comedy "Dream On." While she continues to occasionally act in such series as "The Unit" and "Nip/Tuck," Landsburg began working behind the camera more regularly with the 1997 romance "Drawn to the Flame," although she had previously directed an episode of "Fame" in 1985. Her credits as a helmer also include episodes of the softcore romance series "The Best Sex Ever" and "Women: Stories of Passion." Landsburg has also written for television, including an episode of the sitcom "Empty Nest" which she guest-starred in.
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Alan "Rocky" Lane (September 22nd, 1909-October 27th, 1973) was a studio leading man and star of dozens of cowboy B-movies in the 1940's and 1950's, and eventually did the voice of the horse on the television series Mr. Ed beginning in 1958. Lane appeared in more than 125 films and TV shows between 1929 and 1966, including his voiceover stint as Mr. Ed. Lane's film career started in 1929 with his role in Not Quite Decent. From 1929 through 1936 he appeared in twenty four films. In 1937 his career picked up, and he saw success in several films, to include The Law West of Tombstone in 1938. However, beginning in 1940, his career steered him into western films, in which he would see his greatest success. His first successful film in that category was King of the Royal Mounted, the 1942 film serial adaptation of Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted, in which Lane had the lead role. He would star in several Canadian Mounted Police genre films, to include the serial's The Yukon Patrol and King of the Mounties. It is in these roles for which he is best known today. From 1940 through 1966 he made eighty two film and television series appearances, with most of those being in westerns through the 1950's. He retired after 1966, and was residing in Woodland Hills, California at the time of his death on October 27th, 1973.
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