Dianne Foster (I) (1928–2019)

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A curvaceous and comely lead and second lead actress of the 1950s and 1960s screen, Dianne Foster was born with the unlikely stage name of Olga Helen Laruska on October 31, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Of Ukrainian parentage, she began her stage career performing in high school plays and in local community theater productions. Her school ... See full bio »

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Night Passage Charlotte Drew - Charlie
Drive a Crooked Road Barbara Mathews
The Violent Men Judith Wilkison
King of Diamonds Sue Bennett


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 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Amanda Vautrain
- The Night of the Lord of Limbo (1966) ... Amanda Vautrain
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series)
Amy Collins
- How to See South America by Bus (1966) ... Amy Collins (as Diane Foster)
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
- Caesar's Wife (1966) ... Therese
 1962-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Linda Blakely / Elaine Meacham / Lori Richards / ...
- The Case of the Silent Six (1965) ... Linda Blakely
- The Case of the Betrayed Bride (1964) ... Elaine Meacham
- The Case of the Playboy Pugilist (1962) ... Lori Richards
- The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox (1962) ... Nelly Lawton
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Maggie Lynch
- A Matter of Wife and Death (1965) ... Maggie Lynch
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Claudia Strickland
- Question: What Time Is the Next Bandwagon? (1965) ... Claudia Strickland
 1963-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Karen Fischer / Helen Kulik
- A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow (1965) ... Karen Fischer
- He Thought He Saw an Albatross (1963) ... Helen Kulik
 1964-1965 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Trudy Bennett / Marta Robbins
- Lady in the Air (1965) ... Trudy Bennett
- The People's House (1964) ... Marta Robbins
 1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Janice Cummings
- Scapegoat (1965) ... Janice Cummings
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Alice Singer
- The Diamond-Studded Pie (1965) ... Alice Singer
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Phyllis Marsh
- Have Library Will Travel (1964) ... Phyllis Marsh (as Diane Foster)
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Deborah Phillips
- Shadow of a Starless Night (1964) ... Deborah Phillips
 1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Mona Kaufman
 1962-1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Death of a Dream (1962) ... Marge
 1960-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Connie Beck / Marta Wentworth
- To Catch a Mink (1963) ... Connie Beck
- Genesis of Treason (1960) ... Marta Wentworth
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Edith Sedgewick
- Custody of the Child (1963) ... Edith Sedgewick
 1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
The Contessa
- The Dogs of War (1963) ... The Contessa
 1960-1963 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Norma Marriott / Lola Richmond
- Maybe Menehunes (1963) ... Norma Marriott
- Dead Ringer (1960) ... Lola Richmond
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Virginia Matron
- Gentleman in Blue (1962) ... Virginia Matron (as Diane Foster)
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Fay Tyner
- There Are Dragons in This Forest (1962) ... Fay Tyner
 1961-1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Barbara Cullum / Sally Wagner
- County General (1962) ... Barbara Cullum
- A Lion Walks Among Us (1961) ... Sally Wagner
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Cornelia Conrad
- Reprisal (1962) ... Cornelia Conrad
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Eleanor Curran
- Crossed Wires (1962) ... Eleanor Curran
 1960-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Ella Congreve / Elaine Griffin
- Return to Yesterday (1962) ... Ella Congreve
- Black Trail (1960) ... Elaine Griffin
 1960-1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Lainie McDonough / Ann Dineen
- Roly (1961) ... Lainie McDonough
- The Fortune Stone (1960) ... Ann Dineen
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Phyllis Wood / Edna Margate
- Kill the Sound (1961) ... Phyllis Wood
- The Paper Killer (1961) ... Edna Margate
 1961 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Sue Bennett
- Diamonds Don't Burn (1961) ... Sue Bennett
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Anita Delgado
- Trap at Cordova (1961) ... Anita Delgado
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Ellie Jacobs
- Bitter Glory (1961) ... Ellie Jacobs
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Marion Sutter
- Shadow of a Man (1961) ... Marion Sutter
 1960 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Zena Lawrence
- Brother's Keeper (1960) ... Zena Lawrence
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Katherine Hartley
- Mask of Murder (1960) ... Katherine Hartley
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Laurie Harris
- The Jason Harris Story (1960) ... Laurie Harris
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Joyce Edwards
- The Mill (1960) ... Joyce Edwards
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Judy Patterson
- The Twisted Image (1960) ... Judy Patterson
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Marcia Sterling
- Reunion (1960) ... Marcia Sterling
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Leslie Ivers
- Trial for Murder: Part 2 (1960) ... Leslie Ivers
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Jenny Dupree
- A Flower for Jenny (1960) ... Jenny Dupree
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Antoinette 'Tony' Warren
- Mystery at Malibu (1960) ... Antoinette 'Tony' Warren
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Helen Jackson
- Lawyer in Petticoats (1960) ... Helen Jackson
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Marian Templeton
- Path of the Eagle (1960) ... Marian Templeton
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Friday Bozman
- No Flies on Friday (1959) ... Friday Bozman
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Maeve Caulfield
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Joanna Delafield
 1958 The Deep Six
Susan Cahill
 1957 The Brothers Rico
Alice Rico
 1957 Night Passage
Charlotte Drew - Charlie
 1957 Monkey on My Back
Cathy Holland
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Rhia Powell
- Sometimes It Happens (1956) ... Rhia Powell
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 The Kentuckian
Hannah Bolen
 1955 The Violent Men
Judith Wilkison
 1954 The Bamboo Prison
Tanya Clayton
 1954 Three Hours to Kill
Chris Palmer
 1954 Drive a Crooked Road
Barbara Mathews
 1953 Bad for Each Other
Joan Lasher
 1953 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Virginia van Stuyden
 1953 Three's Company
Elsa (segment "Take a Number' story)
 1953 The Steel Key
Sylvia Newman
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- Take a Number (1953) ... Elsa
 1952 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Island (1952) ... Laura
 1952 The Big Frame
Dianne Wrigley
 1951 The Quiet Woman
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(2/51) Stage: Appeared in Agatha Christie's "The Hollow", London, England. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Diane Foster

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I always preferred a director who allowed me to contribute something of my own. Some directors don't want any contribution. They prefer to tell you exactly what to do and where to move. See more »


She married first husband Andrew Allan (1907-1974), Scots-born national head of CBC Radio Drama, in 1951 but the marriage was over by the time she made her move to America in 1953. He stayed in England. Son and daughter twins Jason and Jodi were born to her during this five-year second marriage to radio/TV writer Joel Murcott in America. A third marriage in 1961 to a dentist, Dr. Harold Rowe, ... See more »

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