Her popularity as sultry, dusky-voiced nightclub singer Edie Hart on TV's "Peter Gunn" (1958) series inspired two record albums, "Lola Wants You" and Dreamsville".
Inherited her singing talents from her parents, both evangelistic singers; started in films as an MGM singing extra, in The Pirate (1948), Easter Parade (1948) and The Unfinished Dance (1947).
Married second husband, pianist Bill Chadney, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.
Won the "Best Actress" Award (Silver Bear) at the Berlin Film Festival in 1966 for Lord Love a Duck (1966); there was a controversy because some members of the jury wanted to cite the three female leads of the movie (Albright, Tuesday Weld and Ruth Gordon), but other members felt that to give a "joint" award would diminish the award's significance. (In 2006, for example, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival went to the female "cast" of Volver (2006/I), rather than just to Penélope Cruz).