With her juicy lips like fat sweet dates; her direct, no-bullshit, libido-fed gaze; and a rack commensurate with the size of her big-as-all-heck heart, eternally ethnic Lainie Kazan might be mistaken for just any earthy goddess of sensual delights, until she opens her mouth and belts out a ballad. The torchy singer began her public career as understudy to the wildly popular Barbra Streisand in the 1964 stage production of Funny Girl. That trial by fire prepared Kazan for the kitschy kidding and sweet-octave golden throat work necessary for success on The Dean Martin Summer Show, and her dramatic and vocal talents have never been far from a screen or cabaret stage near you ever since. Fans rejoiced at a bit of butt when lusty Lainie appeared as a matured object of Adam Sandler's affection in You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008). It was the work of a double, but Lainie's faux seat meat is still a treat.