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Toni Lamond Toni Lamond i(A98302 works by) (birth name: Patricia Lamond Lawson)
Born: Established: 1932 ;
Gender: Female
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Australian singer, actor and entertainer.

The daughter of vaudevillians Joe Lawman and Stella Lamond, Toni Lamond began her professional career at the age of ten singing on the radio while touring with her parents in variety shows. Her first stage performances were at the Tivoli Theatre in Sydney. In the early 1960s she was a regular on Graham Kennedy's In Melbourne Tonight (IMT), and eventually hosted her own IMT, the first woman to do so - anywhere. She later appeared in such Australian televison series as I'm Alright Now (1967, ABC variety show hosted by Reg Livermore), Number 96 (1972), Division 4 (1974), and The Unisexers (1975). Lamond also spent time in the United Kingdom, appearing on the British night club circuit, on BBC-TV and on BBC Radio. During her time in London she also recorded two singles for Philips.

Between 1976 and 1988 Lamond lived and worked in the USA where she appeared in musicals and television shows. She debuted on the New York stage with Cabaret at the age of 67. Her US theatre credits include: Mame, Oliver, Cabaret, Annie, Hello Dolly!, Nunsense, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sherlocks' Last Case and 42nd Street. Her television appearances included Starsky and Hutch, The Bob Newhart Show, Eight is Enough, You Can't Take it With You, Starman, The Tortelli's, Three's Company, Punky Brewster, Murder She Wrote, The Last Frontier, The Love Boat and Days of Our Lives.

On her return to Australia in the early-1990s Lamond performed in shows including 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance and My Fair Lady.

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