Singer Lillian Lane appeared with Claude Thornhill’s orchestra in 1941 and 1942, where she sang both solo and as a member of the Snowflakes vocal group, which was an amalgam of all four Thornhill vocalists. She appeared with the band in a 1942 soundie, titled America, I Love You, released by Minoco.
Lane joined Gene Krupa’s new band in July 1944. She sang both solo and backed by a vocal group, Her Escorts. She left Krupa in 1945 for Artie Shaw, being replaced in Krupa’s band by Anita O’Day.
In January 1946, reports in the same week named Lane as joining Tony Pastor’s band as well as Tex Beneke’s Glenn Miller orchestra. It was with Beneke she sang for most of 1946 however, appearing in two musical shorts with the band, She left the group in November to go back to Shaw.
In early 1947, Lane sang with Benny Goodman, recording with the band “I Want To Be Loved.” Later that year, she became a member of Bill Milner’s new orchestra, recording with them as well. She also signed as a solo artist to the Hucksters label. In 1948, she recorded with the Page Cavanaugh Trio on Victor.