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Diana Hyland (1936–1977)

Diana Hyland, a striking, knowing beauty with a confident air about her, was born Diane Gentner on January 25, 1936, in Ohio and appeared on stage in summer stock, as a teen, before graduating from Cleveland Heights High School. Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced, honey-blonde actress began to find TV roles almost ... See full bio »

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 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Joan Bradford
- Turnabout (1977) ... Joan Bradford
- Pieces of Eight (1977) ... Joan Bradford
- Schussboomer (1977) ... Joan Bradford
 1977 Happy Days (TV Series)
Adriana
- Fonzie's Old Lady (1977) ... Adriana
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Nora Bradford
- Deadly Reunion (1976) ... Nora Bradford
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Cleo Donatello
- A Grave Too Soon (1976) ... Cleo Donatello
 1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Nedra Cameron
- The Melted Man (1975) ... Nedra Cameron
 1975 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Joanna Bishop
- Kill S.W.A.T. (1975) ... Joanna Bishop
 1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Janice Graham
- A Ransom for Yesterday (1975) ... Janice Graham
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Sandra Dawes
- The Confetti People (1975) ... Sandra Dawes
 1971-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Janet Trent / Cynthia Crowley
- Dark Fury: Part 2 (1975) ... Janet Trent
- Dark Fury: Part 1 (1975) ... Janet Trent
- Cynthia (1971) ... Cynthia Crowley
 1971-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Pat Londean / Susan
- Three-Cornered Cage (1974) ... Pat Londean
- Suspected (1971) ... Susan
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
Jennifer Pearson
- Candidate for Murder (1974) ... Jennifer Pearson
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Lita Coleman
- Final Semester (1973) ... Lita Coleman
 1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dallas Fair
- Shadler (1973) ... Dallas Fair
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Anjeanette Marie Shanahan
- Let Us Prey (1973) ... Anjeanette Marie Shanahan
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Julia Egan
- The Graveyard Vote (1972) ... Julia Egan
 1967-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Pat Laner / Joanne Kinston / Virginia Lamberth / ...
- Arrangement with Terror (1972) ... Pat Laner
- The Stalking Horse (1971) ... Joanne Kinston
- Overload (1967) ... Virginia Lamberth
- The Hostage (1967) ... Marie-Luise Karn
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Phyllis Hendricks
- Days of Rage (1971) ... Phyllis Hendricks
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Clara Phillips
- Return to Devil's Hole (1971) ... Clara Phillips
 1971 The Interns (TV Series)
Norma Ryan
- Casualty (1971) ... Norma Ryan
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Hrûska Pazoureck
- From Hrûska, with Love (1971) ... Hrûska Pazoureck
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Mary Draper
- The Mary Tree (1970) ... Mary Draper
 1970 Ritual of Evil (TV Movie)
Leila Barton
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Lisa Adrian
- The Perfect Image (1969) ... Lisa Adrian
 1968-1969 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Susan Winter
- Episode #5.54 (1969) ... Susan Winter
- Episode #5.45 (1969) ... Susan Winter
- Episode #5.44 (1969) ... Susan Winter
- Episode #5.42 (1969) ... Susan Winter
- Episode #5.40 (1969) ... Susan Winter
 1968 Jigsaw
Sarah
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Jessie Tree
- Fall of a Skylark: The Appeal - Part 2 (1968) ... Jessie Tree
- Fall of a Skylark: The Trial - Part 1 (1968) ... Jessie Tree
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Ellie Markham / Sherri Vikor
- Summit Meeting: Part II (1967) ... Ellie Markham
- Summit Meeting: Part I (1967) ... Ellie Markham
- Vikor (1967) ... Sherri Vikor
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Diana Russell
- The Fanatics (1967) ... Diana Russell
 1964-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Alison Priestley / Penny / Stella Savano / ...
- Dossier on a Diplomat (1967) ... Alison Priestley
- The Devil's Disciples (1966) ... Penny
- Set Fire to a Straw Man (1965) ... Stella Savano
- When the Bough Breaks (1964) ... Carol Hollister
 1966 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Cloris Harte
- Killer with a Badge (1966) ... Cloris Harte
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Miranda Bryant / Irina / Mara
- The Candidate's Wife Affair (1966) ... Miranda Bryant / Irina
- The Nowhere Affair (1966) ... Mara
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Heidi Voss
- Practice to Deceive (1966) ... Heidi Voss
 1965-1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Diana Hays / Ellen Henderson
- I Am the Late Diana Hays (1966) ... Diana Hays
- The Girl Next Door Is a Spy (1965) ... Ellen Henderson
 1966 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
Claudia Bromley
- Give 'Em Enough Rope (1966) ... Claudia Bromley
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Marisa Terizcu
- So Coldly Sweet (1966) ... Marisa Terizcu
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Marta Grenier
- Rail Runs West (1966) ... Marta Grenier
 1966 Smoky
Julie Richards
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Nancy Pruitt
- An Unfamiliar Tune (1966) ... Nancy Pruitt
 1966 Scalplock (TV Movie)
Marta Grenier
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Collier
- Guilty or Not Guilty (1966) ... Mrs. Collier
 1966 The Chase
Elizabeth Rogers
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Margaret Cochran
- I'm Dreaming of a Wide Isthmus (1965) ... Margaret Cochran
- The Sisters (1965) ... Margaret Cochran
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Lt. Katya Katrovich
- Katya (1965) ... Lt. Katya Katrovich
 1965 Hercules and the Princess of Troy (TV Movie)
Princess Diana
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Mai Lind
- The April Thaw of Doctor Mai (1965) ... Dr. Mai Lind
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Celeste Martel
- Run for the Money (1965) ... Celeste Martel
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Laurel Peachey
- Who Killed the Fat Cat? (1965) ... Laurel Peachey
 1963-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Marguerite Williams / Dr. Lilith McGraw
- Please Let My Baby Live (1965) ... Marguerite Williams
- Love Is a Sad Song (1963) ... Dr. Lilith McGraw
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Laura DeLinda Stevenson / Laura Murdoch
- The Sweet Taste of Vengeance (1964) ... Laura DeLinda Stevenson / Laura Murdoch
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Madelyn Marner
- A Full Moon Every Night (1964) ... Madelyn Marner
 1964 One Man's Way
Ruth Stafford Peale
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Anne Henderson
- Spur of the Moment (1964) ... Anne Henderson
 1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Grace Renford / Janet Nelson
- Beyond the Sea of Death (1964) ... Grace Renford
- To Catch a Butterfly (1963) ... Janet Nelson
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Kitty Pryer
- The Kitty Pryer Story (1963) ... Kitty Pryer
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Vivian North
- Stop the Parade! A Baby Is Crying! (1963) ... Vivian North
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Ellen Graham
- The Shark (1963) ... Ellen Graham
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Eileen Fowler
- To Catch the Kaiser (1963) ... Eileen Fowler
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Greta Bauer
- Rigadoon for Three Pianos (1963) ... Greta Bauer
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Donna Heistand
- The Bird of Warning (1962) ... Donna Heistand
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Liza Laurents
- The Voice of Charlie Pont (1962) ... Liza Laurents
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mary DiFalco Robinson
- The Unwanted (1962) ... Mary DiFalco Robinson
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mabel
- Climate of Eden (1960) ... Mabel
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series)
Gig Houseman Malone (1961-1962)
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Proud Passage (1956) ... (as Diane Gentner)
 1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Louise
- Will Power (1956)
- Two Windows (1956) ... Louise (as Diane Gentner)
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Judy
- Second Chance (1955) ... Judy (as Diana Gentner)
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1959). Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Incidental music by Paul Bowles. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costumes for Miss Page created by Theoni Vachlioti Aldredge. Assistant Scenic Design: Hugh Hardy. Associate Designer to Mr. ... See more »

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Was John Travolta's first real-life love interest; she died of cancer in Travolta's arms on March 27, 1977 in Los Angeles. See more »

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