Diana Love Dill
January 22, 1923
|Died||July 3, 2015 92) (aged|
(m. 1943;div. 1951)
(m. 1956;died 1992)
Donald Webster(m. 2002)
|Children|| Michael (b. 1944)|
Joel (b. 1947)
|Parent(s)|| Thomas Melville Dill (1876–1945)|
Ruth Rapalje (née Neilson) (1880–1973)
Diana Love Webster (née Dill; formerly Douglas and Darrid; January 22, 1923 – July 3, 2015) was an American actress, born in Bermuda who was known for her marriage to actor Kirk Douglas, from 1943 until their divorce in 1951. Diana Douglas was the mother of Michael and Joel Douglas.
Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 1,070 km (665 mi) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; 1,236 km (768 mi) south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia; and 1,759 km (1,093 mi) northeast of Cuba. The capital city is Hamilton. Bermuda is self-governing, with its own constitution and its own government, which enacts local laws, while the United Kingdom retains responsibility for defence and foreign relations. As of July 2018, its population is 71,176, the highest of the British overseas territories.
Kirk Douglas is an American actor, filmmaker, and author. A centenarian, he is one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he had his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 movies. Douglas is known for his explosive acting style.
Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.
In 1942, Douglas began her career as an actress and appeared in more than 50 films. Some of her well-known roles were as Susan Rogers in The Indian Fighter (co-starring Kirk Douglas) and as Peg in Planes, Trains and Automobiles . She was also known for her recurring role as Martha Evans in Days of Our Lives (1977–79, 1982). In 2003, she appeared in It Runs in the Family with her ex-husband Kirk, her son Michael and her grandson Cameron. She retired from acting in 2008.
The Indian Fighter is a 1955 American CinemaScope and Technicolor Western film directed by Andre DeToth and based upon an original story by Robert L. Richards. The film was the first of star Kirk Douglas's Bryna Productions that was released through United Artists. The film co-stars Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Kirk Douglas's ex-wife Diana Douglas.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, and John Candy as Del Griffith, a goodhearted but annoying shower curtain ring salesman. They share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving with his family.
Days of Our Lives is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965. It has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. Until the network's closure in 2013, Soapnet rebroadcast episodes of Days on a same-day basis each weeknight at 8:00 and 10:00. The series was created by husband-and-wife team Ted Corday and Betty Corday. Irna Phillips was a story editor for Days of Our Lives and many of the show's earliest storylines were written by William J. Bell.
She was born in Devonshire, Bermuda, on January 22, 1923.Her father, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Melville Dill (also the name of her great-grandfather, a mariner), was a former Member of the Colonial Parliament (MCP) (representing the Parish of Devonshire in the Parliament of Bermuda), Attorney General of Bermuda, and former Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Militia Artillery. Her mother Ruth Rapalje (née Neilson) had roots in New Jersey. Douglas' brother Bayard was a prominent lawyer and politician. Her sister Ruth was married to John Seward Johnson I, heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. Douglas' father was from a prominent Bermudian family, present on the island since the early 17th century.
Devonshire Parish is one of the nine parishes of Bermuda. Originally named "Cavendish Tribe" and later "Devonshire Tribe. It is named for William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire (1552–1626). He had never visited Bermuda himself, despite a parish being named after him. Devonshire Redoubt, on Castle Island, one of the Castle Harbour fortifications of St. George's Parish, was also named after him.
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Her ancestry included English, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scottish, Belgian and French.Douglas was brought up in the Church of England.
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In 1942, she began her career in a minor, uncredited role in Keeper of the Flame .She went on to appear in many films during the 1950s and 1960s, one of her most notable roles arguably being Susan Rogers in The Indian Fighter . During the 1960s and 1970s, she appeared in a variety of television programs (such as the General Electric Theater and Naked City ), her best known television role being Lily Chernak Donnelly on Love Is a Many Splendored Thing .
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General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which was broadcast from 1958 to 1959 and from 1960 to 1963 on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them."
She played Poco on Three Steps to Heaven and Martha Evans in Days of Our Lives . Following the cancellation of Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, she played Annie Andersen in The Cowboys . She appeared in Roots: The Next Generations and The Waltons . In It Runs in the Family , Douglas appeared with her former husband, Kirk Douglas, son Michael and grandson Cameron, and later appeared on an episode of CBS's Cold Case and in the Season 15 ER episode "Heal Thyself" (2008), the year that she retired from acting.
Three Steps to Heaven is an American soap opera that aired on NBC from August 3, 1953 to December 31, 1954. It was created by Irving Vendig. Don Pardo was the announcer.
The Cowboys is a short-lived Western television series based on the 1972 motion picture of the same name starring John Wayne. It aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television network from February 6 to May 8, 1974. The television show starred Jim Davis, Diana Douglas, Moses Gunn, A Martinez, Robert Carradine, and Clay O'Brien. David Dortort, best known for Bonanza and The High Chaparral, produced the series. The television show, like the movie, followed the exploits of seven boys who worked on a ranch in 1870s New Mexico. The Cowboys began as an hour-long series, but ABC decided to reduce running time to a half-hour format.
Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.
In 1999, her autobiography, In the Wings: A Memoir , was published.
Dill was married to Kirk Douglas.The two had met as acting students before the Second World War. During the war, Douglas was serving in the U.S. Navy when he saw the May 3, 1943, issue of Life magazine, which featured a photograph of Dill on the cover. He showed the cover to his shipmates and said that he would marry her. The two were married on November 2, 1943. They had two sons, Michael and Joel, before divorcing in 1951.
She married actor Bill Darrid, and the couple lived with her sons on the East Coast of the United States until his death in 1992. In 2002, Douglas married Donald Webster in the old Devonshire Parish Church in Bermuda.
On July 3, 2015, Douglas, a breast cancer survivor, died at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles of an undisclosed form of cancer at the age of 92.
|1943||Keeper of the Flame||Forward American Girl||Uncredited|
|1947||The Late George Apley||Sarah||Uncredited|
|1948||Let's Live Again||Terry|
|1948||The Sign of the Ram||Catherine Woolton|
|1949||House of Strangers||Elaine Monetti|
|1949||The Whistle at Eaton Falls||Ruth Adams||a.k.a. Richer Than the Earth (UK)|
|1952||Storm Over Tibet||Elaine March Simms||a.k.a. Mask of the Himalayas (USA: alternative title) a.k.a. Sturm über Tibet (West Germany)|
|1955||The Indian Fighter||Susan Rogers|
|1975||Dead Man on the Run||Meg||TV film|
|1977||Tail Gunner Joe||Sarah||TV film|
|1977||Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn||Clara Duncan||TV film|
|1977||Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid||Mrs. Bedford||TV film|
|1977||Mary White||Jane Addams||TV film|
|1977||Another Man, Another Chance||Mary's mother|
|1978||Night Cries||Mrs. Thueson||TV film|
|1978||A Fire in the Sky||Mrs. Rearden||TV film|
|1981||Jaws of Satan||Evelyn Downs||a.k.a. King Cobra|
|1982||Sister, Sister||Rhoda||TV film|
|1983||The Star Chamber||Adrian Caulfield|
|1987||Planes, Trains and Automobiles||Peg|
|1991||Cold Heaven||Mother St. Agnes|
|1992||A Town Torn Apart||Mrs. Fenn||TV film|
aka Doc: The Dennis Littky Story
|2003||It Runs in the Family||Evelyn Gromberg|
|1950||Masterpiece Playhouse||Episode: "The Rivals"|
|1950||The Web||Episode: "Key Witness"|
|1951||Kraft Television Theatre||Episode: "Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies"|
|1952||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Episode: "Mr. Bemiss Takes a Trip"|
|1953||Studio One||Episode: "Greed"|
aka Studio One Summer Theatre (summer title) a.k.a. Studio One in Hollywood (new title) a.k.a. Summer Theatre (summer title) a.k.a. Westinghouse Studio One a.k.a. Westinghouse Summer Theatre (summer title)
|1953||Robert Montgomery Presents||Episode: "Element of Risk"|
|1953||Medallion Theatre||Episode: "The Decision at Arrowsmith"|
|1953||Three Steps to Heaven||Mary Claire "Pogo" Thurmond Morgan #2|
|1953||Willys Theatre Presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City||Episode: "Count Bruga"|
|1955||General Electric Theater||Nora||Episode: "The Seeds of Hate"|
aka G.E. Theater (USA: informal short title)
|1956||Medic||Edith Martin||Episodes: "Reach of the Giant: Part 1", "Reach of the Giant: Part 2"|
|1956||Science Fiction Theatre||Elaine Conover|
|Episode: "Brain Unlimited"|
Episode: "End of Tomorrow"
|1956||West Point||Mrs. Jan Willis||Episode: "Officer's Wife"|
|1956–57||Robert Montgomery Presents||Carla Major|
|Episode: "Goodbye, Grey Flannel"|
Episode: "Wait for Me"
|1959||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Mrs. Donald Jewkes||Episode: "Miracle at Spring Hill"|
|1959||Naked City||Meg Peters|
|Episode: "The Scorpion Sting"|
Episode: "Even Crows Sing Good"
|1964||Flipper||Mrs. Granville||Episode: "The Second Time Around"|
|1965||For the People||Bernice Brandon||Episode: "The Influence of Fear"|
|1965||Ben Casey||Martha English||Episode: "War of Nerves"|
|1967||N.Y.P.D.||Mrs. Whitaker||Episode: "The Boy Witness"|
|1970–73||Love Is a Many Splendored Thing||Lily Chernak Donnelly|
|1973||Hawkins||Clara Guilfoyle||Episode: "Die, Darling, Die"|
|1973||Kung Fu||Sister Richardson||Episode: "The Tong"|
|1974||The Streets of San Francisco||Mrs. Adele Sloane||Episode: "Chapel of the Damned"|
|1974||The Cowboys||Annie Andersen|
|Episode: "The Avenger" (1974)|
Episode: "The Deadly Conspiracy" (1975)
|1975||Barnaby Jones||Alice Parks||Episode: "The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 2"|
|1977||Lou Grant||Norma Cardell||Episode: "Hoax"|
|1979||Roots: The Next Generations||Mrs. Andy Warner|
|1979||The Waltons||Mrs. Denman||Episodes: "The Journal", "The Violated", "The Waiting"|
|1980||Knots Landing||Dr. Charlotte Kramer||Episodes: "Bottom of the Bottle: Part 2", "Remember the Good Times"|
|1981||Nero Wolfe||Sarah Rackham||Episode: "In the Best Families"|
|1981||CHiPs||Vera Baricza||Episode: "The Hawk and the Hunter"|
|1982||Lou Grant||Carole Fuller||Episode: "Review"|
|1982||Remington Steele||Hannah Dillon||Episode: "Tempered Steele"|
|1983||Cagney & Lacey||Blanche||Episode: "The Gang's All Here"|
|1983||Dallas||Dr. Suzanne Lacey||Episode: "The Letter"|
|1984||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Evelyn McGuire||Episode: "I Am Not Now, nor Have I Ever Been... a Spy"|
|1986||Hardcastle and McCormick||Frances||Episode: "Hardcastle for Mayor"|
|1985–86||The Paper Chase||Professor Tyler|
|1987||Beauty and the Beast||Margaret Chase||Episode: "Song of Orpheus"|
|1993||Dark Justice||Mrs. Collins||Episode: "My Dinner with Nick"|
|1993||Harts of the West||Betty||Episode: "Jake's Brother"|
|2004||The West Wing||Libby Lassiter||Episode: "The Stormy Present"|
|2007||Cold Case||Mrs. Valentine '07||Episode: "Devil Music"|
|2008||ER||Bertha Mendenhall||Episode: "Heal Thyself"|
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