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Overview (2)

Born in Van Nuys, California, USA
Birth NameDiane Eve Warren

Mini Bio (1)

Diane was born in Van Nuys, California, USA on September 7, 1956 to parents David and Flora Warren. She become a prolific writer in her neighborhood, writing songs every day and eventually surpassing 1,000 of them. Her dad (an insurance salesman) took Diane to see publishers who said she had potential, but to come back and see them in the future. After signing with producer Jack White, circa 1983, the partnership produced her songs "Solitaire" and "Hot Night", which was recorded by Laura Branigan for the Ghostbusters (1984) soundtrack. It was also the beginning of a long line of film song projects, which produced many Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. After a legal battle with producer Jack White, Diane started her own publishing company called "Real Songs" in the late 80s. The company has the rights to all her songs and makes deals with hundreds of artists (and record companies) who record them.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alice Keymer

Trivia (13)

A songwriter of many popular songs including "Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith, "When I See You Smile" by Bad English, "Time, Love & Tenderness" by Michael Bolton, "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton, "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes and "Because You Loved Me" by Céline Dion.
Her catalog of more than 1,000 songs brings her about $20 million in royalties each year.
Holds the singular if dubious distinction of picking up Oscar and Razzie nominations for the same song two years in a row: in 1998 for the song "How Do I Live" from Con Air (1997) and in 1999 for the song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" from Armageddon (1998). She didn't win either award in either year.
She has written more than 90 Billboard top ten hits. 38 of those songs have reached #1.
She writes her songs in a room of her publishing business that has not been cleaned in over 17 years because she is superstitious. She calls this room her "secret world." She didn't even clean this room after the big LA earthquake.
She is the only female writer in history to be named ASCAP's Writer of the Year three times.
If she comes up with a good song in a place where she can't record it, she calls her home and sings the song to her answering machine.
She is the first songwriter in Billboard history to have 7 songs on the Hot 100 simultaneously.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.
Her song "Blue Eyes Blue" was recorded by Eric Clapton.
Winner of the 2008 Ivor Novello Special International Award.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Her songwriting hero is Irving Berlin who, like her, did not read sheet music.

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