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Diana Dors (1931-1984)
Diana Dors was known as the British Marilyn Monroe, and was born in Swindon, Wiltshire, on October 23rd, 1931.

A larger than life character, Diana Dors was a high quality actress, as shown by her performance as a murderess facing execution, in the 1956 film 'Yield To The Night'.

Diana Dors appeared on numerous (mainly British) TV shows, including 'The Sweeney', 'Shoestring', 'Dixon Of Dock Green', 'Z Cars', 'Burke's Law', 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', and 'The Two Ronnies', as well as starring in her own series in the early 1970s, 'Queenie's Castle', and appearing on the TV shows of Tommy Cooper, Steve Allen, Bruce Forsyth, Red Skelton, and Jack Benny.

Having a tempestuous private life, Diana Dors was married three times, most notably to actor Alan Lake. Diana died of ovarian cancer on May 4th, 1984, and a grief-stricken Alan Lake took his own life five months later.

Great Diana quote: "They asked me to change my name. I suppose they were afraid that if my real name Diana Fluck was in lights and one of the lights blew..."

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A. to Z. of Men (Book) ~ Diana Dors
A. to Z. of Men (Book)
~ Diana Dors

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Diana Dors Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

1985 Steaming
1979 Confessions From The David Galaxy Affair
1977 Adventures Of A Private Eye
1976 Keep It Up Downstairs
1976 Adventures Of A Taxi Driver
1975 Three For All
1975 Bedtime With Rosie
1975 Champagnegalopp
1975 The Amorous Milkman
1974 Craze
1973 Steptoe And Son Ride Again
1973 Theatre Of Blood
1973 From Beyond The Grave
1973 Nothing But The Night
1972 The Amazing Mr. Blunden
1972 The Pied Piper
1972 Every Afternoon
1971 Hannie Caulder
1970 There's A Girl In My Soup
1970 Deep End
1968 Baby Love
1968 Hammerhead
1967 Danger Route
1967 Berserk
1966 The Sandwich Man
1963 West 11
1962 Mrs. Gibbons' Boys
1962 Encontra a Mallorca
1961 The Big Bankroll
1961 On The Double
1960 Holiday In Spain
1958 Passport To Shame
1958 Tread Softly Stranger
1958 La ragazza del palio
1958 I Married A Woman
1957 The Long Haul
1957 The Unholy Wife
1956 Yield To The Night
1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
1955 Value For Money
1955 Miss Tulip Stays The Night
1955 A Kid For Two Farthings
1955 As Long As They're Happy
1954 The Weak And The Wicked
1953 It's A Grand Life
1953 The Saint's Return
1953 Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?
1953 The Great Game
1952 My Wife's Lodger
1952 The Last Page
1951 Lady Godiva Rides Again
1951 Worm's Eye View
1950 Dance Hall
1949 Diamond City
1949 A Boy, A Girl And A Bike
1949 It's Not Cricket
1949 Vote For Huggett
1948 Here Come The Huggetts
1948 Oliver Twist
1948 Penny And The Pownall Case
1948 My Sister And I
1948 The Calendar
1948 Good-Time Girl

 

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