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Diane Brewster (1931–1991)


Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was largely a character actress in both motion pictures and television. She was 24 years old when she began acting on TV. Her first role was in a few episodes of the westerns Cheyenne (1955) and Zane Grey Theater (1956). Her first motion picture roles was as Sylvia Quentin in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver Miss Canfield / Miss Simms
(1957-1958)
The Invisible Boy
The Invisible Boy Mary Merrinoe
(1957)
The Fugitive
The Fugitive Helen Kimble / Helen Kimble - Recorded Messages
(1963-1967)
Arrest and Trial
Arrest and Trial Carole Donahue
(1964)

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 1983-1986 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Miss Canfield
- Bad Poetry (1986) ... Miss Canfield
- Girl Talk (1985) ... Miss Canfield
- Supply and Demand (1984) ... Miss Canfield
- Still the Beaver (1983) ... Miss Canfield
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Nurse #2
 1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie)
Miss Canfield
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Helen Crown
- Echo of a Nightmare (1970) ... Helen Crown
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Susan Weathers
- Force of Arms (1968) ... Susan Weathers
 1967 Family Affair (TV Series)
Freddie Parkhurst
- Freddie (1967) ... Freddie Parkhurst
 1963-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Helen Kimble / Helen Kimble - Recorded Messages
- The Judgment: Part II (1967) ... Helen Kimble (uncredited)
- The Survivors (1965) ... Helen Kimble - Recorded Messages (voice, uncredited)
- The Girl from Little Egypt (1963) ... Helen Kimble
 1958-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bea Dressen / Lita Foladaire / Julie Wharton
- The Echo Pass Story (1965) ... Bea Dressen
- The Lita Foladaire Story (1960) ... Lita Foladaire
- The Honorable Don Charlie Story (1958) ... Julie Wharton
 1956-1964 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Flora Muybridge / Grace Fallon
- The $25,000 Wager (1964) ... Flora Muybridge
- Faro Bill's Layout (1956) ... Grace Fallon
 1964 Kentucky Jones (TV Series)
Mabel Healy
- Hello, Ike (1964) ... Mabel Healy
 1962-1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Gloria Townsend / Willa Phelps
- Dead as in 'Dude' (1964) ... Gloria Townsend
- The Dark Wood (1962) ... Willa Phelps
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Carole Donahue
- Signals of an Ancient Flame (1964) ... Carole Donahue
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Dr. Jerri Summers
- The Lost Tribe (1963) ... Dr. Jerri Summers
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Caroline
- The Convention (1963) ... Caroline
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Andrea 'Andy' Walden
- The Case of the Potted Planter (1963) ... Andrea 'Andy' Walden
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Jody
- Fargo (1963) ... Jody
 1956-1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Constance Mason / Victoria Wilson / Samantha / ...
- Dark Decision (1962) ... Constance Mason
- Mustang Trail (1956) ... Victoria Wilson
- The Dark Rider (1956) ... Samantha
- The Travelers (1956) ... Mary
 1958-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Laura Stanfield / Maggie Harris / Amanda James
- The Roman Kind (1962) ... Laura Stanfield
- Nobody's Child (1959) ... Maggie Harris
- Bold Loser (1958) ... Amanda James
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Fay Owens
- Jealous Man (1962) ... Fay Owens
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Ellen
- I'm No Hero (1961) ... Ellen
 1960-1961 The Islanders (TV Series)
Wilhelmina 'Steamboat Willy' Vanderveer / Wilhelmina 'Steamboat Willy' Vadeerveer
- The World Is Her Oyster (1961) ... Wilhelmina 'Steamboat Willy' Vadeerveer
- The Pearls of Ratu (1961) ... Wilhelmina 'Steamboat Willy' Vanderveer
- La Costa Vendetta (1961) ... Wilhelmina 'Steamboat Willy' Vanderveer
- A Rope for Charlie Munday (1961) ... Wilhelmina 'Steamboat Willy' Vanderveer
- Island Witness (1961) ... Wilhelmina 'Steamboat Willy' Vanderveer
 1955-1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Sylvia Whitfield Merrick / Barbara Lydon / Operator
- Millionaire Sylvia Merrick (1960) ... Sylvia Whitfield Merrick
- The Barbara Lydon Story (1957) ... Barbara Lydon
- The Iris Millar Story (1955) ... Operator
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Mary Anne
- Thrills (1959) ... Mary Anne
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Joanne Simpson / Marianne
- The Town That Slept with the Lights On (1959) ... Joanne Simpson
- The Lonely Wizard (1959) ... Marianne
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Lynn Harrison / Lynn Surratt
- The Conspiracy: Part 2 (1959) ... Lynn Harrison / Lynn Surratt
- The Conspiracy: Part 1 (1959) ... Lynn Harrison
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Kate Judson Lawrence
 1959 King of the Wild Stallions
Martha Morse
 1959 The Man in the Net
Vickie Carey
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Amy Winter
- Double Fee (1959) ... Amy Winter
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Marian Dell
- Law of the Badlands (1959) ... Marian Dell
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Lisa Caldwell
- Runaway Train (1959) ... Lisa Caldwell
 1957-1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Samantha Crawford
- Shady Deal at Sunny Acres (1958) ... Samantha Crawford
- The Seventh Hand (1958) ... Samantha Crawford
- The Savage Hills (1958) ... Samantha Crawford
- According to Hoyle (1957) ... Samantha Crawford
 1958 Torpedo Run
Jane Doyle
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Ann Conway
- Man on a Raft (1958) ... Ann Conway
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Abigail Wilson Duke
- Outlaw's Wife (1958) ... Abigail Wilson Duke
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Retribution (1958)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Julie Dixon
- The Lady Gambler (1958) ... Julie Dixon
 1957-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Joanne Simpson / Marianne
- The Town That Slept with the Lights On (1958) ... Joanne Simpson
- The Lonely Wizard (1957) ... Marianne
 1958 Quantrill's Raiders
Sue
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Hazel Lawton
- The Twenty-Six Girl (1958) ... Hazel Lawton
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Helen Bricker Sparks
- The Whip (1958) ... Helen Bricker Sparks
 1957-1958 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Miss Canfield / Miss Simms
- Beaver and Poncho (1958) ... Miss Canfield
- Part-Time Genius (1958) ... Miss Canfield
- Beaver's Crush (1957) ... Miss Canfield
- Beaver Gets 'Spelled' (1957) ... Miss Canfield (as Diana Brewster)
- It's a Small World (1957) ... Miss Simms
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Miss Patti
- Death Takes an Encore (1958) ... Miss Patti
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Dr. Alice MacCauley / Lillian Barkley
- Dr. Alice (1958) ... Dr. Alice MacCauley
- Rio Grande (1957) ... Lillian Barkley
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
 1955-1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
Nurse Nell Barlow / Mary Carlton
- Red Herring (1957) ... Nurse Nell Barlow
- Carlton Story (1955) ... Mary Carlton
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Nan Lester / Nancy Tapper
- A Man to Look Up To (1957) ... Nan Lester
- Time of Decision (1957) ... Nancy Tapper
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Julia
- For Money or Love (1957) ... Julia
 1957 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Marie
- The Bag (1957) ... Marie
 1957 The Invisible Boy
Mary Merrinoe
 1957 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Marilyn Hesselroth
- Bentley Versus the Girl Scouts (1957) ... Marilyn Hesselroth
 1957 Black Patch
Helen Danner
 1957 Courage of Black Beauty
Ann Rowden
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Mary
- Death at Twin Pines (1957) ... Mary
 1957 The Oklahoman
Eliza (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Diane
- Who's Been Sitting in My Chair? (1955) ... Diane
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Linda
- Prison Break (1957) ... Linda
 1957 Pharaoh's Curse
Sylvia Quentin
 1956 Highway Hearing (Short)
Helen Rathburn
 1956 So You Want to Be Pretty (Short)
Anna - Nurse (uncredited)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Charlene Hayes
- Freezeout (1956) ... Charlene Hayes
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Secretary
- The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955) ... Secretary
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Girl at Carnegie Hall (scenes deleted)
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Salesgirl (uncredited)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Disaster Patrol (1955)
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Dispatcher
- Prison Break (1955) ... Dispatcher
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Jane - Flight Attendant
- The Bayless Case (1952) ... Jane - Flight Attendant

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She played "Helen Kimble", the murdered wife of Dr. Richard Kimble (David Janssen) in the TV series, The Fugitive (1963). She appeared in two episodes: The Fugitive: The Girl from Little Egypt (1963) and The Fugitive: The Judgment: Part II (1967). See more »

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