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Sharyn Lane

Producer and songwriter

Producer and songwriter Sharyn Lane died March 7 of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. She was 55.

In recent years, Lane partnered with writer/director Del Shores. Under their Delane Entertainment, she produced the cult film “Sordid Lives” which starred Beau Bridges and Olivia Newton-John, which won awards at several fests.

Lane produced Shores’ plays “Southern Baptist Sissies,” which won the 2001 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding L.A. Theater Production as well as “The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife” in 2003, which won several awards. She also co-wrote the lyrics for “Trials.”

She owned Nashville-based Zamalama Music, which won an ASCAP publishing award for the country hit “Home To You” by John Michael Montgomery. Lane wrote many original songs with Nashville songwriters including Kacey Jones, Rich Fagan and Mark McGuinn and exec produced Jones’ Curb release “Men are Some of my Favorite People,” which included four original songs co-written by Lane. In 2005, she re-teamed with Jones, co-writing the title song on the ISO Records release “Every Man I Love is Either Married, Gay or Dead.” Lane also contributed several tracks on the soundtrack for the movie “Sordid Lives.”

As an actress, she appeared in TV shows including “Married…With Children,” “Vinnie & Bobbie,” “Parker Lewis” and “L.A. Law”.

She is survived by two children and a brother.

Donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering, 1275 York Ave, NY, NY 10021, attn: Dr. Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, Pancreatic Cancer Research.

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