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Diane Baker (I)


Actress with a notable career in films and television. Born and raised in Hollywood, she moved to New York at eighteen to study acting with Charles Conrad and ballet with Nina Fonaroff. She continued her training in Los Angeles at the Estelle Harman Workshop, securing a contract with Twentieth Century Fox. Baker's first film assignment was a true ... See full bio »
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 2013 The Surrogate (TV Movie)
Louise
 2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gellhorn
 2005-2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Blythe House
- Birthmarks (2008) ... Blythe House
- Daddy's Boy (2005) ... Blythe House
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Judge Quinn
- The Whole Truth (2010) ... Judge Quinn
 2008 Harrison Montgomery
Mrs. Cutsworth
 2005 Unscripted (TV Series)
Diane
- Episode #1.10 (2005) ... Diane
- Episode #1.8 (2005) ... Diane
- Episode #1.7 (2005) ... Diane
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Diane
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Diane
 2003 A Mighty Wind
Supreme Folk Defense Lawyer
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Rebecca Barton
- The Brass Ring (2003) ... Rebecca Barton
 2002 On the Roof
Mrs. Arnott
 2002 First Monday (TV Series)
Arlene Braken / Arlene Brankin
- Showdown (2002) ... Arlene Brankin
- Court Date (2002) ... Arlene Braken
- Crime and Punishment (2002) ... Arlene Braken
 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Margo Nelson
- Inheritance (2001) ... Margo Nelson
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Mary Francis
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Louise Duffy
- The Domino Heart (2000) ... Louise Duffy
 1998 Astoria (TV Movie)
 1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
Roberta
- Sara's Parents (1998) ... Roberta
 1998 About Sarah (TV Movie)
Lila Hollingsworth
 1997 Murder at 1600
Kitty Neil
 1996 Courage Under Fire
Louise Boylar
 1995 Crazy Love (TV Series)
Dina Stratton
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Ellen Rolston
- Rise from the Dead (1995) ... Ellen Rolston
 1995 A Walton Wedding (TV Movie)
Charlotte Gilchrist
 1994 Imaginary Crimes
Abigail Tate
 1993 Twenty Bucks
Ruth Adams
 1987-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mary Forsythe / Anna Louise Barlow / Eleanor Thane
- A Christmas Secret (1992) ... Mary Forsythe
- The Great Twain Robbery (1990) ... Anna Louise Barlow
- Simon Says, Color Me Dead (1987) ... Eleanor Thane
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie)
Laura Parrish
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Maureen Frances
- The Naked and the Wed (1992) ... Maureen Frances
 1992 Mann & Machine (TV Series)
Delores Peterson
- Water, Water, Everywhere (1992) ... Delores Peterson
 1991 The Haunted (TV Movie)
Lorraine Warren
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
Senator Ruth Martin
 1990 The Closer
Beatrice Grant
 1987 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Helen Welker-Summers
- Little Miss Perfect (1987) ... Helen Welker-Summers
 1985 A Woman of Substance (TV Mini-Series)
Laura O'Neill
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Laura O'Neill
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Laura O'Neill
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Laura O'Neill (credit only)
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Fran Woods / Margaret 'Maggie' Blair / Lena Jordan / ...
- The Lady and the Monster/The Last Cowboy (1981) ... Margaret 'Maggie' Blair
- Crescendo/Three Feathers (1980) ... Lena Jordan
- King for a Day/Instant Family (1978) ... Queen Aurora of Carpathia
 1982 The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series)
Evelyn Hale
- Part 3 (1982) ... Evelyn Hale
- Part 2 (1982) ... Evelyn Hale
- Part 1 (1982) ... Evelyn Hale
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Forsyte
- The Albatross (1981) ... Mrs. Forsyte
 1980 Fugitive Family (TV Movie)
Ellen 'Ellie' Roberts
 1980 The Pilot
Pat Simpson
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Carrie Williams
- One of a Kind (1978) ... Carrie Williams
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ruth Newman
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Irene Van Patten
- The Summer of '69: Part 2 (1977) ... Irene Van Patten
- The Summer of '69: Part 1 (1977) ... Irene Van Patten
 1973-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
DeeDee Mandell / Phyllis Brenner / Jenny Dale
- Stigma (1977) ... DeeDee Mandell
- Little Boy Lost (1975) ... Phyllis Brenner
- Slow Boy (1973) ... Jenny Dale
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Pat Halston
- The Wife Beater (1977) ... Pat Halston
 1976 Baker's Hawk
Jenny Baker
 1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Joanna Clay
- Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) ... Joanna Clay
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Cynthia Lambert
- The Pawn Shop (1976) ... Cynthia Lambert
 1974-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Sister Ann King / Ann Brecht
- The Medea Factor (1975) ... Sister Ann King
- To Father a Child (1974) ... Ann Brecht
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Inspector Irene Martin
- The Cat's Paw (1975) ... Inspector Irene Martin
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Rita Stillman
- Test Case (1975) ... Dr. Rita Stillman
 1975 The Last Survivors (TV Movie)
Marilyn West
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Jessica Atkins
- Why Not a Happy Ending? (1975) ... Jessica Atkins
 1975 The Dream Makers (TV Movie)
Mary Stone
 1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Diana
- Can I Save My Children? (1974) ... Diana
 1970-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Anne Martin / Sharon / Sandra Polk
- Three-Cornered Cage (1974) ... Anne Martin
- Clash of Shadows (1973) ... Sharon
- Deadly Encounter (1970) ... Sandra Polk
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Angie Burnett
 1973 Wheeler and Murdoch (TV Movie)
Karen
 1973 Here We Go Again (TV Series)
Susan Evans
- Class of '77 (1973) ... Susan Evans
- It's Magic? (1973) ... Susan Evans
- Politics Make Strange Bedfellows (1973) ... Susan Evans
- There's a Boy in My Rumaki (1973) ... Susan Evans
- The Times They Are A-Changing (1973) ... Susan Evans
 1972 Stigma
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Small Wedding")
- Love and the Plane Truth/Love and the Scroungers/Love and the Small Wedding (1972) ... (segment "Love and the Small Wedding")
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie)
Tracey Morrow
 1971 A Little Game (TV Movie)
Elaine Hamilton
 1967-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Norma O'Casey / Mary Wharton
- Cassie (1971) ... Norma O'Casey
- A Woman in the House (1967) ... Mary Wharton
 1971 Congratulations, It's a Boy! (TV Movie)
Eydie
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Carol Swanson
- The Badge or the Cross (1971) ... Carol Swanson
 1966-1971 Insight (TV Series)
Bridget McNulty
- Death of an Elephant (1971) ... Bridget McNulty
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Lynn Alcott (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
- They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar/The Last Laurel (1971) ... Lynn Alcott (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
 1971 Do You Take This Stranger? (TV Movie)
Rachel Jarvis
 1966-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Nan Allen / Julie Oakes / Linda Valence
- Nan Allen (1971) ... Nan Allen
- A Love to Remember (1969) ... Julie Oakes
- Linda (1966) ... Linda Valence
 1970 The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Movie)
Peggy Pulska
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Sheila Carmichael
- The Quality of Mercy (1970) ... Sheila Carmichael
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Francesca
- The Falcon: Part 3 (1970) ... Francesca
- The Falcon: Part 2 (1970) ... Francesca
- The Falcon: Part 1 (1970) ... Francesca
 1969 D.A.: Murder One (TV Movie)
Mary Brokaw
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Elaine Brennan
- Give Till It Hurts (1969) ... Elaine Brennan
 1966-1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Anna Frehling / Lisa / Elyse Colton
- Target of Interest (1969) ... Anna Frehling
- The Harvest (1968) ... Lisa
- The Camel's Nose (1966) ... Elyse Colton
 1969 Trial Run (TV Movie)
Carole Trenet
 1969 Krakatoa: East of Java
Laura
 1968 The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Suzie 'S.J.' Clemens
 1965-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Laney / Helen
- Free of Charge (1967) ... Laney
- Perilous Times (1965) ... Helen
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Kathy Adams
- Beachhead (1967) ... Kathy Adams
 1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (TV Movie)
Amilia Rathmore
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Mary Wheelis
- The Longleat Chronicles (1966) ... Mary Wheelis
 1966 Sands of Beersheba
Susan
 1963-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Amy Post / Emma Swader
- Never So Happy (1966) ... Amy Post
- The Next Thing to Murder (1966) ... Amy Post
- The Last to Believe in Miracles (1966) ... Amy Post
- A Sort of Falling in Love (1966) ... Amy Post
- A Quick Look at Glory (1966) ... Amy Post
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Hester
- By Fires Unseen (1966) ... Hester
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Ruth Greene
- The Heart of an Enemy (1965) ... Ruth Greene
 1965 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
Rachel Brown
 1965 Mirage
Shela
 1964 Della
Jenny Chappell
 1964 The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (TV Movie)
Vivia Mandour
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Alice Whitetree
- The Alice Whitetree Story (1964) ... Alice Whitetree
 1964 Strait-Jacket
Carol Harbin
 1963 The Prize
Emily Stratman
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mildred Chase
- A Feeling for Friday (1963) ... Mildred Chase
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Marie Duplessis / Elissa
- Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are! (1963) ... Marie Duplessis
- The Cruelest Sea of All (1963) ... Elissa
 1963 Summer Flight
Ellen
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Marjorie Ford
- Field of Battle (1963) ... Marjorie Ford
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Birdie
- The Courtship (1963) ... Birdie
 1963 Nine Hours to Rama
Sheila
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Veronica Sanders / Danielle Arnoux
- Vendetta (1961) ... Veronica Sanders
- Passage to Tua (1960) ... Danielle Arnoux
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Patricia Parker
- The Resurrection of Annie Ahearn (1961) ... Patricia Parker
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Helen Henderson
- Journey Into Darkness (1961) ... Helen Henderson
 1960 Tess of the Storm Country
Tess MacLean
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Nurse Leora Tozer
- Arrowsmith (1960) ... Nurse Leora Tozer
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Holly
- The Killers (1959) ... Holly
 1959 The Best of Everything
April Morrison
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sheila Cass
- In Lonely Expectation (1959) ... Sheila Cass
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She was Joan Crawford the star and that's how she wanted everybody to see her. One of the things she constantly said to me was you never go to the market even unless you're dressed the best you can possibly dress. She wanted to be the lady and she was wanting to be royalty with almost a tiara type look with the jewels. I'm sure that she felt she owed all this to her public. You got the idea that ... See more »

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