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Lainie Kazan

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Lainie Kazan was born Lainie Levine in Brooklyn, New York, to Carole (Kazan) and Ben Levine. She graduated from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York. Her film career began in Dayton's Devils (1968), starring alongside Leslie Nielsen. Later, Lainie was nominated a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for her performance in My Favorite Year (1982). Over the years, she made appearances as boisterous mother types. Notably in Beaches (1988), 29th Street (1991), and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002).

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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Mom Lainie Kazan Arrested for Shoplifting

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- 559 days ago
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Hospitalized After Car Wreck

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- 737 days ago
Lainie Kazan vs. Joan Rivers: Who'd You Rather?

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