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Dyan Cannon

Perhaps best known for her trademark curly blond tresses and her faithful appearances at L.A. Lakers basketball games, Dyan Cannon has enjoyed nearly fifty years in the entertainment industry. Born Samille Diane Friesen in Tacoma, Washington, Cannon had early dreams of becoming an actress. She made her screen debut with a small part in the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Revenge of the Pink Panther
Heaven Can Wait
Heaven Can Wait Julia Farnsworth
Deathtrap Myra Bruhl
Caddyshack II
Caddyshack II Elizabeth Pearce


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 2010 Women Without Men (TV Movie)
 2008 A Kiss at Midnight (TV Movie)
Kay Flowers
 2004 After the Sunset
Dyan Cannon (uncredited)
 2000 My Mother, the Spy (TV Movie)
Gloria Shaeffer
 1999 Kiss of a Stranger
 1999 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Dyan Cannon
- People Are Assets Too (1999) ... Dyan Cannon
 1998 Black Jaq (TV Movie)
Abby 'Bubblin' Browne
 1998 Diamond Girl (TV Movie)
Abby Montana
 1998 The Sender
Gina Fairfax
 1997 Allie & Me
Christine Brown (uncredited)
 1997 Out to Sea
Liz LaBreche
 1997 That Darn Cat
Mrs. Flint
 1997 Beverly Hills Family Robinson (TV Movie)
Marsha Robinson
 1996 The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (TV Movie)
Jess Wilding
 1995 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Mitzi Wilde
- Girl Buys Soup While Woman Weds Ape! (1995) ... Mitzi Wilde
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Bonnie Valin
- The Last Laugh: Part Two (1994) ... Bonnie Valin
- The Last Laugh: Part One (1994) ... Bonnie Valin
 1993 The Pickle
Ellen Stone
 1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Dyan Cannon
- Senior Poll (1993) ... Dyan Cannon (uncredited)
 1991 Jailbirds (TV Movie)
Rosie LaCroix
 1990 The End of Innocence
 1988 Caddyshack II
Elizabeth Pearce
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Dyan Cannon (uncredited)
 1985 Arthur the King (TV Movie)
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Series)
Jenny Baines
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Jenny Baines
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Jenny Baines
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Jenny Baines
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Jenny Baines
 1984 Master of the Game (TV Mini-Series)
Kate Blackwell
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Kate Blackwell
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Kate Blackwell
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Kate Blackwell
 1982 Having It All (TV Movie)
Thera Baylin
 1980 Coast to Coast
Madie Levrington
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
Viv Bonham
 1978 Lady of the House (TV Movie)
Sally Stanford
 1976 Number One (Short)
Matt's mother
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie)
Virginia Hill
 1974 Love Child
 1973 Shamus
Alexis Montaigne
 1971 Such Good Friends
 1971 The Burglars
Lena Gripp's
 1971 The Love Machine
Judith Austin
 1971 The Anderson Tapes
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Lorrie Dellman
 1969 Medical Center (TV Series)
Elinor Crawford
- Victim (1969) ... Elinor Crawford
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Francesca Szabo
- The Weapon (1965) ... Francesca Szabo
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ivy Norton
- Aunt Thede (1964) ... Ivy Norton
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Mona Elliott
- The Man Behind the Man (1964) ... Mona Elliott
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
- Between the Rats and the Finks (1964) ... Marianne
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
- Death Rides a Pale Horse (1963) ... Flatbush
 1962 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Clara The II
- Somebody Up There Should Stay There (1962) ... Clara The II
 1958-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Kathy Culver / Sheila
- The Bridal Trail Caper (1962) ... Kathy Culver (as Diane Cannon)
- The Bouncing Chip (1958) ... Sheila (as Diane Cannon)
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mavis Carroll
- Silent Partner (1962) ... Mavis Carroll
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Marion Hines
- The Helicopter Race (1962) ... Marion Hines
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Donna Whitney
- A Certain Time, a Certain Darkness (1961) ... Donna Whitney
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Lana Flanagan
- The Woman Who Never Was (1961) ... Lana Flanagan (as Diane Cannon)
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Diana Hogarth / Thelma
- The Diana Adventure (1961) ... Diana Hogarth (as Diane Cannon)
- The Radioactive Object Adventure (1961) ... Thelma (as Diane Cannon)
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Julie Brent
- The Big Dealer (1961) ... Julie Brent (as Diane Cannon)
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Diane Jansen / Mary Lowery
- The Price of Paradise (1961) ... Diane Jansen (as Diane Cannon)
- Lady Luck (1959) ... Mary Lowery (as Diane Cannon)
 1960 Two Faces West (TV Series)
 1960 Full Circle (TV Series)
Lisa Crowder
- Episode dated 1 July 1960 (1960) ... Lisa Crowder (as Diane Cannon)
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Tracy Travers
- The Injury (1960) ... Tracy Travers (as Diane Cannon)
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
- Soft Cargo (1960) ... Rhoda (as Diane Cannon)
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Olga May
- The Chameleon Truck (1960) ... Olga May
 1960 This Rebel Breed
Wiggles (as Diane Cannon)
 1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Dixie (as Diane Cannon)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Nicole McCready
- Vanishing Act (1959) ... Nicole McCready (as Diane Cannon)
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Peggy Joyce
- The Only Wheel in Town (1959) ... Peggy Joyce
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
- Shadows (1959) ... Annie (as Diane Cannon)
 1959 Lock Up (TV Series)
- Change of Heart (1959) ... (as Diane Cannon)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- A Trip to Paradise (1959) ... (as Diane Cannon)
- The Ding-A-Ling Girl (1959) ... (as Diane Cannon)
- The Velvet Alley (1959) ... Gloria (as Diane Cannon)
 1959 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Jean Deese
- Revenge (1959) ... Jean Deese (as Dianne Cannon)
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- On Cue (1958)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Fifi / Paladin's love interest
- The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1958) ... Fifi (as Diane Cannon)
- Twenty-Four Hours at North Fork (1958) ... Paladin's love interest (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Kathy"; Broadway debut) in "The Fun Couple" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by 'Neil Jansen and John Haase [only Broadway credit] , adapted from his novel. Incidental music by Albert Hague. Directed by Andreas Voutsinas. Lyceum Theatre: 26 Oct 1962-27 Oct 1962 (3 performances + 1 preview on 25 Oct 1962). Cast: Daniel... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Diane Cannon | Dianne Cannon


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[on working with director Otto Preminger on Such Good Friends (1971)] I was warned about him -- but could anybody really be that bad? Yeah, they could. Elaine May wrote a great screenplay. He took a piece of beauty and screwed it up. It was an incredible part and he destroyed it. I have been the victim of some killers in my time. He's one of the biggest. He's a horrible man. Phew! But who ever ... See more »


Always seen courtside at Los Angeles Lakers home basketball games. See more »


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