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      Diana Douglas

      Diana Douglas

      Highest Rated: 71% House of Strangers (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 29% It Runs in the Family (2003)

      Birthday: Jan 22, 1923

      Birthplace: Devonshire, Bermuda

      When Diana Dill's partner in acting studies returned from the Second World War, the first thing she did was marry him. That partner was none other than the stalwart screen icon Kirk Douglas. Though she immediately took on his now famous surname, it was only after her own brief, forgotten run as a blond and beaming leading lady of several rip-roaring adventure yarns that she first shared the screen with the rugged Kirk; they both appeared in the "The Indian Fighter" (1955), a spirited frontier drama about the devastating domino effect of forbidden love. Ironically, however, Diana had split from the male Douglas years before the film's release. While her ex-husband stuck to the big screen, she spent the remainder of her career frequently appearing on playhouse-anthology drama series and in the decidedly flashier world of prime-time soaps, westerns, and police procedurals. In '72, she guested on the jazzily fevered crime drama "The Streets of San Francisco," marking her first on-screen moment with her by-then renowned son, the charismatic Michael Douglas. Having ultimately evolved into a warm, elderly screen presence, she continues to bring to her occasional film and TV roles-including a fun bit in the beloved road comedy "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"-a certain breezy composure. In an intriguing casting choice, she appeared, some 50 years after their real-life divorce, as Kirk's on-screen wife in the 2003 cornucopian kinship dramedy "It Runs in the Family" (which also starred Michael and her grandson, Cameron Douglas).

      Highest rated movies

      House of Strangers
      Cold Heaven
      It Runs in the Family

      Photos

      STORM OVER TIBET, Diana Douglas, 1952 THE INDIAN FIGHTER, Diana Douglas, 1955 IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Diana Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Cameron Douglas, Rory Culkin, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Kirk Douglas, Diana Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM THE WHISTLE AT EATON FALLS, Diana Douglas, Lloyd Bridges, 1951 INDIAN FIGHTER, Kirk Douglas, and ex-wife Diana Douglas, 1955 THE SIGN OF THE RAM, from left: Diana Douglas, Ross Ford, 1948 INDIAN FIGHTER, Kirk Douglas, and ex-wife Diana Douglas, 1955 IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Kirk Douglas, Diana Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Diana Douglas, Michael Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Kirk Douglas, director Fred Schepisi, Diana Douglas on the set, 2003, (c) MGM IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Diana Douglas, Kirk Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Diana Douglas, Rory Culkin, 2003, (c) MGM IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Diana Douglas, Michael Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Kirk Douglas, Diana Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      29% 29% It Runs in the Family Evelyn Gromberg (Character) $7.4M 2003
      60% 21% Cold Heaven Mother St. Agnes (Character) $17.2K 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Torn Apart Mrs. Fenn (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Cries Mrs. Thueson (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary White Jane Addams (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tail Gunner Joe Sarah (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Mrs. Bedford (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn Clara Duncan (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man on the Run Meg (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Die, Darling, Die Clara Guilfoyle (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 37% The Indian Fighter Susan Rogers (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsoon Julia (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Over Tibet Elaine March Simms (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whistle at Eaton Falls Ruth Adams (Character) - 1951
      71% 74% House of Strangers Elaine Monetti (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Live Again Terry (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 25% The Sign of the Ram Catherine Woolton (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboys Unknown (Character) 2024
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Margaret Chase (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynasty Mother Blaisdel (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Alex Parks (Guest Star) 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mrs. Adele Sloane (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Martha English (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flipper Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1953