Sunday, April 24, 2016
Buddy Beaverhausen's Random Thoughts: Dana Lorge, RIP
Dana was a first-rate entertainer and a real trouper on the circuit.
She found a niche for her variety show at Bernie and Joanne Furshpan's Metropolitan Room in downtown Manhattan. The popular presentation garnered quite a grand reputation in the cabaret community.
Dana was a very funny lady and possessed a lovely voice. She made an excellent, most entertaining Mistress of Ceremonies on stage. You never knew who her special guests might be. One night, Randy Jones (Village People's original cowboy) turned up. She was full of surprises.
It was a shock to me this morning to read about the news of her death of her death in broadwayworld.com.
I have fond memories of talking with her after shows at Metropolitan Room. She was sweet, funny and so completely down-to-earth and charming. This is a sad loss for the cabaret community.
"Nowhere will you find someone as special as our Dana. Joanne and I are absolutely devastated with this unimaginable loss. She will live forever in our hearts. May God Bless your soul," wrote Bernie Furshpan today.
Dana learned she had lung cancer not very long ago. Her funeral will be tomorrow, Monday, April 25th in Rego Park, Queens. Farewell to a lively, lovely lady.