Colleen Farrington

Colleen Leigh Violet Farrington (August 5, 1936 – October 12, 2015) was an American model, Playboy Playmate, and nightclub singer.[1][2] She was the mother of actress Diane Lane.

Colleen Farrington
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Playboy centerfold appearance
October 1957
Preceded byJacquelyn Prescott
Succeeded byMarlene Callahan
Personal details
BornColleen Leigh Violet Farrington
(1936-08-05)August 5, 1936
Lordsburg, New Mexico, U.S.
DiedOctober 12, 2015(2015-10-12) (aged 79)
Jupiter, Florida, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)


Farrington was born in Lordsburg, New Mexico, the daughter of Eleanor Biggs.[3] She started work as a fashion model in New York City and was a particular favorite of fashion designer Oleg Cassini. She also had some acting roles.[1][4][5][6] She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1957 issue. Her pictorial was photographed by Peter Basch.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Farrington married acting coach Burton Eugene Lane, and divorced him in 1965, shortly after their daughter, Diane Lane, who went on to become an Academy Award-nominated actress, was born.[8] She later settled in Georgia and married Lawrence Price.[1]

Farrington died in Jupiter, Florida, on October 12, 2015 at the age of 79.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Oppenheimer, Peer (March 9, 1980). "Diane Lane: A Star for Tomorrow". The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  2. ^ Kilgallen, Dorothy (May 10, 1962). "On Broadway". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 45.
  3. ^ a b "Colleen Farrington Price Obituary". May & Smith Funeral Directors. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Shephard, Richard F. (June 2, 1963). "Curtain Going Up". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Chiaroscuro, One-Act Play, Opens at Gate". The New York Times. June 6, 1963.
  6. ^ "Roles for 'Chiaroscuro' Writer". The New York Times. May 6, 1963.
  7. ^ "October 1957 Playmate Data". Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Sager, Mike (January 29, 2007). "The Happy Life of Diane Lane". Esquire. ISSN 0014-0791.

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