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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 Kenster / Virginia Lamberth / ...
- Arrangement with Terror (1972) ... Pat Laner
- The Stalking Horse (1971) ... Joanne Kenster
- 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 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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Unsold pilot: In 1964 she co-starred in the pilot for a proposed CBS adventure series called "Calhoun" starring Jackie Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. See more »

Alternate Names:

Diana Gentner | Diane Gentner
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Played the wife of Dick Van Patten in the ABC/Lorimar comedy/drama Eight Is Enough (1977). Over fifteen years earlier, Ms. Hyland and Mr. Van Patten had both appeared on the NBC/Procter and Gamble soap opera Young Dr. Malone (1958). See more »

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