Is your surname Kazan?

Research the Kazan family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Lainie Kazan (Levine)

Current Location:: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Occupation: Actress, singer
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
Last Updated:

About Lainie Kazan

Lainie Kazan (born May 15, 1940) is an American actress and singer. Kazan was born Lanie Levine in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of a Russian Ashkenazi Jewish father who worked as a bookie and a Turkish Sephardic Jewish mother, Carole, whom Kazan has described as "neurotic, fragile and artistic." She serves on the boards of the Young Musician's Foundation, AIDS Project LA, and B'nai Brith. She is a graduate of Hofstra University.

In recent years, Kazan has performed on concert stages and in Las Vegas and Atlantic City showrooms.

She appeared in an episode of Ugly Betty, playing the mother of Bobby, who was soon to become the central character's brother-in-law. Thus, her character was soon to become the mother-in-law of the central character.

On August 17, 2010, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Kazan will join the cast of Desperate Housewives for Season 7. She will play the role of a self-employed business owner and neighbor to Susan. ( Lainie Kazan - Wikipedia ).

Lainie Kazan website

view all

Lainie Kazan's Timeline

May 15, 1940
Brooklyn, NY, United States