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Don Lane

danielz  said about 7 years ago  or at  5:46PM on Wednesday, June 11 2008 in chat

i loved this dude when i was a kid. poor don.

ENTERTAINER Don Lane is being looked after in a care facility.

But reports that he has dementia are incorrect, his manager Jayne Ambrose says.

She said the 74-year-old had recently been moved from his home to a care facility.

He had not been there long and was physically fine.

Asked about reports Lane had dementia she said: “Certainly that is inaccurate, that report.”

“Don is very physically fine and he is in care,” she said.

Ms Ambrose was responding to reports quoting Lane's long-time friend Chris Kearns as saying: “Don is suffering from dementia, he is not well.”

The American-born Lane is best known for his work on the hugely successful Don Lane Show, which ran on the Nine Network from the 1970s until 1983.

It was on the show that he formed a close friendship with fellow entertainer Bert Newton.

Lane won more than 15 Logies during his career and in 2003 he was inducted in the Australian Logies Hall of Fame.

He made a guest appearance on the ABC's Late Show in 1993 and hosted American NFL broadcasts for the ABC in the 1990s.

  • AAP

columbo  said about 7 years ago:

i saw him at the basketball once. I think he was with his kids, fully decked out in Sydney Kings fan gear.

we're talking...'92...93 here.

crackwhore  said about 7 years ago:

you mean Morton Issacson daniel z.

crackwhore  said about 7 years ago:

best known for his punch on with Ernie Sigley at the logies.

september  said about 7 years ago:

he always struck me as some kind of smarmy prick. sorry.

september  said about 7 years ago:

call it women's intuition.

september  said about 7 years ago:

not ernie sigley. ernie sigley is ok with me.

bamesjaker  said about 7 years ago:

Don Lane originally came to Australia as a short-term replacement for Dave Allen, and stayed until now.

crackwhore  said about 7 years ago:

why the fuck has he got a manager at 74 while living in a nursing home, are there gigs in there?

september  said about 7 years ago:

you could get the blacklist a gig there, crackwhore.

froginasock  said about 7 years ago:

Don Lane and James Randi, for hilarity.

september  said about 7 years ago:

lockingplier is so caring. i bet he would tell all the old people to turn down their hearing aids before he lowered the mic stand to half way.

crackwhore  said about 7 years ago:

now there's a demographic i had'nt thought of september, cheers!

CrakTheBarbarian  said about 7 years ago:

Richard Reid is the new Don Lane.

sister  said about 7 years ago:

i always though Don had several screws loose. i hated those guys.

crackwhore  said about 7 years ago:

did'nt care for the lanky yank too much but got a laugh from berts wheel.

Urquhart Bluff  said about 7 years ago:

He does have dementia and he's not very well at all.

looch  said about 7 years ago:

All hail Don and his glass coffee table !

KevinArnold  said about 5 years ago:


at 75.

RIP in Don. The big glass coffee table in the sky.

devilwillride  said about 5 years ago:

I feel your pain KevinArnold. The NFL has never been the same on TV since Don retired. Vale.

cheezel  said about 5 years ago:

vale,Don Lane a t.v champ!
very sad that this has only got two hits! :(
imagine if it was bert newton,it would be a computer meltdown.

charlesincharge  said about 5 years ago:

I heard they're gonna name a street after him

temporarybenbutler  said about 5 years ago:

Poor Don. The best second banana's second banana there ever was.

bamesjaker  said about 5 years ago:

Sad loss. Pity Channel 9 lost that footage of him interviewing Hunter S Thompson.

bamesjaker  said about 5 years ago:

Lane was originally hired to fill in for someone at Channel Nine for six weeks.

That 'someone' was Dave Allen. Poor research.

bignothing  said about 5 years ago:

yeah i loved this guy.

always looked forward to him hosting the NFL finals. sorely missed.

Thrummmer  said about 5 years ago:

charlesincharge said 19 minutes ago:
I heard they're gonna name a street after him

Yeah, Don Lane Lane

Footmaize  said about 5 years ago:

and the college basketball!

ah, dick vitale.

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