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Diana Canova

Diana Canova was born on June 1, 1953 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA as Diana Rivero. She is an actress and writer, known for Soap (1977), Throb (1986) and I'm a Big Girl Now (1980). She has been married to Elliot Scheiner since 1985. They have one child. She was previously married to Geoff Levin. See full bio »

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Soap Corinne Tate Flotsky / Corinne Tate / Corinne Tate-Flotsky
Throb Sandy Beatty
I'm a Big Girl Now
I'm a Big Girl Now Diana Cassidy
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 2009 The Scrambled States of America Talent Show (Video short)
Hawaii / Idaho / Tennessee / ...
 2008 Do Unto Otters (Video short)
Ms. Otter
 2007 The Librarian from the Black Lagoon (Video short)
Mrs. Beamster
 2006 Emily's First 100 Days of School (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Reading to Your Bunny (Video short) (voice)
 2005 Arnie the Doughnut (Short) (voice)
 2001 Space Case (Short)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2000 Antarctic Antics (Short) (voice)
 2000 The Island of the Skog (Short) (voice)
 1999 Miss Nelson Has a Field Day (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Miss Nelson Is Back (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 One True Thing
 1984-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Annie Lawson / Mary Margaret 'Maggie' McCauley / Joan Germaine
- Death by Demographics (1996) ... Annie Lawson
- Murder: According to Maggie (1990) ... Mary Margaret 'Maggie' McCauley
- Death Casts a Spell (1984) ... Joan Germaine
 1993 Home Free (TV Series)
Vanessa Bailey
- Secrets of Matt's Success (1993) ... Vanessa Bailey
- Party Down (1993) ... Vanessa Bailey
- Great Expectations (1993) ... Vanessa Bailey
- Nature of Things (1993) ... Vanessa Bailey
- Can't Start a Fire Without a Spark (1993) ... Vanessa Bailey
 1992 The Bruce Diet (Short)
 1986-1988 Throb (TV Series)
Sandy Beatty
- She Can't Sing, Don't Ask Her (1988) ... Sandy Beatty
- The Grammy (1988) ... Sandy Beatty
- Jung Love (1988) ... Sandy Beatty
- Neil Returns (1988) ... Sandy Beatty
- Summer Job (1988) ... Sandy Beatty
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Valerie Harding
- Family Ties (1986) ... Dr. Valerie Harding
 1977-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Christine Bradley / Ellen Desmond / Ellen / ...
- Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx/The Identical Problem (1977) ... Ellen / Helen Edwards
 1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Maggie Morrow
- A Wheel in a Wheel (1985) ... Maggie Morrow
 1985 No Complaints! (TV Movie)
Valerie Anastas
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Nancy Domenico
- Flashback (1983) ... Nancy Domenico
 1983 Night Partners (TV Movie)
Lauren Hensley
 1983 Foot in the Door (TV Series)
Harriet Foot
- Jonah Takes a Job (1983) ... Harriet Foot
- Jonah the Babysitter (1983) ... Harriet Foot
- The Big Breakthrough (1983) ... Harriet Foot
- If the Suit Fits (1983) ... Harriet Foot
- Jonah Moves Out (1983) ... Harriet Foot
 1981 Peking Encounter (TV Movie)
 1980-1981 I'm a Big Girl Now (TV Series)
Diana Cassidy
- S.M.I.L.E. Everybody (1981) ... Diana Cassidy
- Hangers, No Starch (1981) ... Diana Cassidy
- With Becky You Get Eggroll (1981) ... Diana Cassidy
- Cops (1981) ... Diana Cassidy
- There's No Business Like Joe Business (1981) ... Diana Cassidy
 1980 Dinah and Her New Best Friends (TV Series)
 1979 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Stephanie Wolf
- Strip Joint (1979) ... Stephanie Wolf
 1978-1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Helen Philips / Sally Glover / Mary Cavanaugh / ...
- The Red Baron/Young at Heart (1979) ... Helen Philips
- Spending Spree/The Hunted (1979) ... Sally Glover
- The Big Dipper/The Pirate (1978) ... Mary Cavanaugh
- Escape/Cinderella Girls (1978) ... Ann Dowd
 1979 The Death of Ocean View Park (TV Movie)
Sheila Brady
 1978 With This Ring (TV Movie)
Dolores Andrews
 1977 The Love Boat II (TV Movie)
Donna Morley
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Nancy Rogers
- Gillian (1976) ... Nancy Rogers
 1976 The First Nudie Musical
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
 1974-1975 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Patty Bertran
- The Giveaway (1975) ... Patty Bertran
- Lifestyle (1974) ... Patty Bertran
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
Phyllis Denton
- Because She's There (1974) ... Phyllis Denton
 1973 Ozzie's Girls (TV Series)
First Girl
- Dropout (1973) ... First Girl
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

She acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Putting It Together," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Stephen Buntrock, Diana Canova, Erin Dilly, Michael Rupert, and Peter Scolari in the cast. See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Best known by the public for her roles as Corinne Tate on Soap (1977) and as Sandy Beatty on Throb (1986). See more »

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