She also emerged as an occasional bit player in theater productions in the nascent medium of television. She had roles on The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, I Love Lucy, State Trooper, This Man Dawson, Maverick, Love That Bob, and had a recurring role in The Beverly Hillbillies as Gladys Flatt. An actors strike in the early 1960s led Lansing to take up singing, and she broke into the nightclub scene soon thereafter. In May 1965, Lansing cut her first record album. It was composed of a collection of songs written especially for her by composer Jimmie Haskel and actress Stella Stevens.
At this time, Lansing was tapped to make a series of Scopitones, which were early music videos filmed on 16mm, and viewed in a video jukebox. Inspired by burlesque performances, Lansing's campy and sexy videos for "Web of Love" and "The Silencer" led her to be dubbed the "Queen of Scopitones." Lansing died at age 44 on August 7, 1972 in Santa Monica, California after a battle with breast cancer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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