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Date of Birth 7 January 1946Michigan, USA
Date of Death 21 October 1985Los Angeles, California, USA  (car accident)
Birth NameDiane Rene Thomas

Mini Bio (1)

Diane Thomas was born on January 7, 1946 in Michigan, USA as Diane Rene Thomas. She was a writer and actress, known for Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985) and Game Show Models (1977). She died on October 21, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (4)

Died shortly after become a professional screenwriter.

Attended UCLA.

Following her untimely death, UCLA created the Diane Thomas Screenwriting Award.
At the time of her death, she was working on a project called "Blond Hurricane" and had finished a draft of a sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
Reportedly, she was working in a cafe to support herself while writing scripts. One day a customer came in and she pitched a script idea to him. The customer was Michael Douglas and the pitch was for Romancing the Stone (1984).
Michael Douglas, the producer of "Romancing the Stone" gave Diane a Porsche sports vehicle as a gift for her script. Weeks later, she died in that same car when her drunk boyfriend veered off the street.

Salary (1)

Romancing the Stone (1984) $250,000

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