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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 August 1955Savannah, Georgia, USA
Birth NameDiana Elizabeth Scarwid
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1980" in John Willis's Screen World, Vol 32. Diana Scarwid was Born August 27, 1955 in Savannah, Georgia. She left Georgia for New York at the age of 17 to pursue acting. She attended Pace University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After various performances in television and made-for-television films, she went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as John Savage's girlfriend in Inside Moves (1980). A year later, she came to star in perhaps her most recognized role, the portrayal of Christina Crawford, Joan Crawford's allegedly abused and adopted daughter in the film adaptation of Christina Crawford's self-penned memoir, Mommie Dearest (1981). The film was poorly received as a dramatic interpretation but found a second life as a camp classic. The same year, her performance as Louise, Roary's (played by John Savage) girlfriend in Richard Donner's film adaptation of Todd Walton's Inside Moves (1980) was acknowledged with an Academy Award nomination. She lost to Mary Steenburgen for her performance in Melvin and Howard (1980).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Spouse (1)

Dr. Eric Allen Scheinbart (27 August 1978 - 1995) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1980" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol 32.
For her roles in Inside Moves (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981), she became the first actress ever to go from being an Oscar nominee to a Razzie "winner" in just one year.
In mini-movies, she won an Emmy nomination playing "First Lady" Bess Truman in Truman (1995) and later played Rose Kennedy in J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993).
Appeared in the National Shakespeare Conservatory production of "Spoon River Anthology" in New York.
Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and Pace University's Theatre Arts Program.
Is only 14 years younger than Faye Dunaway, who played her mother in Mommie Dearest (1981).
Guest starring as "Isabel" on "Lost" [February 2007]

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