Dyan Cannon

Movie Actress

Dyan Cannon was born in Tacoma, Washington, United States on January 4th, 1937 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 86, Dyan Cannon biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Samille Diane Friesen
Date of Birth
January 4, 1937
United States
Place of Birth
Tacoma, Washington, United States
86 years old
Zodiac Sign
$16 Million
Film Actor, Film Director, Film Editor, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Dyan Cannon Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 86 years old, Dyan Cannon has this physical status:

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Hair Color
Dyed Blonde
Eye Color
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Dyan Cannon Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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West Seattle High (1954); University of Washington, Seattle (dropout)
Dyan Cannon Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Cary Grant ​ ​(m. 1965; div. 1968)​, Stanley Fimberg ​ ​(m. 1985; div. 1991)​
Jennifer Grant
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Dyan Cannon Career

Cannon made her film debut in 1960 in The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond; she had appeared on television since the late 1950s, including a guest appearance on Bat Masterson as Mary Lowery in the 1959 episode "Lady Luck" and again in a 1961 episode as Diane Jansen in "The Price of Paradise". She appeared in 1959 on CBS's Wanted: Dead or Alive, in episode 52, "Vanishing Act", as Nicole McCready. About this time, she was on the CBS western Johnny Ringo, starring Don Durant, and on Jack Lord's western Stoney Burke on ABC. She also appeared on Hawaiian Eye, using her name Diane Cannon, in 1961, opposite Tracey Steele, Robert Conrad, and Connie Stevens.

In 1962, Cannon appeared on Broadway with Jane Fonda and Bradford Dillman in The Fun Couple. Next came the national touring company of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, in which she played Rosemary.

In 1964 she guest starred on Gunsmoke, playing "Ivy Norton", an abused daughter looking to marry the man she loves in the episode "Aunt Thede" (S10E13). She portrayed Mona Elliott in the episode "The Man Behind the Man" of the 1964 CBS drama series The Reporter. She also made guest appearances on 77 Sunset Strip, The Untouchables, the 1960 episode "Sheriff of the Town" of the first-run syndicated western series Two Faces West with Walter Coy as Cauter and the 1962 Ripcord episode "The Helicopter Race" as Ripcord Inc.'s secretary and receptionist Marion Hines. Cannon had another role in a feature with The Murder Game (1965), then took four years off.

Her first major film role came in 1969's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. In 1971 she starred in five films: The Love Machine, from the novel by Jacqueline Susann; Doctors' Wives, with Gene Hackman; The Anderson Tapes with Sean Connery and Christopher Walken; The Burglars with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Omar Sharif; and Otto Preminger's Such Good Friends, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

In 1973, Cannon starred opposite Burt Reynolds in Shamus and played an agent based on Sue Mengers in The Last of Sheila, and was named Female Star of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners. In 1974, she gave a critically acclaimed performance in Child Under a Leaf and starred in the made-for-TV movie Virginia Hill with Harvey Keitel. Following this she took a four-year absence from acting in feature films.

Cannon starred in her own musical stage act at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and Harrah's Lake Tahoe during the mid-1970s. She then enrolled in the Women's Directing Workshop of the American Film Institute. She became the first Oscar-nominated actress to be nominated in the Best Short Film, Live Action Category for Number One (1976), a project which Cannon produced, directed, wrote and edited. It was a story about adolescent sexual curiosity. In 1978, Cannon co-starred in Revenge of the Pink Panther. That same year, she appeared in Heaven Can Wait, for which she received another Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1976, she hosted Saturday Night Live during its first season and she guest starred in the fourth season of The Muppet Show in 1979. She co-starred with then-boyfriend Armand Assante in the TV movie Lady of the House (1978), a dramatization of the life of Sally Stanford.

In the early 1980s, Cannon, who is also a singer/songwriter, appeared in Honeysuckle Rose (1980) with Willie Nelson, Coast to Coast (1980) with Robert Blake, Author! Author! (1982) with Al Pacino, and Sidney Lumet's Deathtrap (1982) with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. She starred in the TV movie Having It All (1982) as well as a miniseries, Master of the Game (1984), then had the title role in Jenny's War (1985). After making Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988) for Disney, she appeared with an ensemble cast in Caddyshack II (1988). In addition, she co-wrote the title track for Chaka Khan's album, The Woman I Am, with Brenda Russell.

For her contributions to the film industry, Cannon was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983 with a motion pictures star located at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard.

Cannon wrote, directed, and starred in the semi-autobiographical film The End of Innocence (1990). She subsequently appeared opposite Phylicia Rashad in Jailbirds (1991) and Kris Kristofferson and Tony Curtis in Christmas in Connecticut (1992), the latter of which was directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, before reuniting with Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice director Paul Mazursky for The Pickle (1993), alongside Danny Aiello.

Cannon had guest roles on the popular television shows Diagnosis: Murder and The Practice, as well as being a semi-regular on Ally McBeal. In 1997 she could be seen in three major studio film releases: 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag with Joe Pesci; a remake of That Darn Cat; and Out to Sea with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Also that year, she worked with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the TV movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson. In 2001 and 2002, she had a regular part in the TV series Three Sisters.

In 2005, she appeared in Boynton Beach Club, a movie about aging Floridians who have just lost their spouses. Her later roles included A Kiss at Midnight (2008) for Hallmark and the unaired pilot Women Without Men (2010) with Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall. She wrote and directed another short, Unleashed (2010). After a hiatus from the screen, she acted in the equestrian themed family film Hope's Legacy (2021).

Cannon published a best-selling memoir, Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant, in October 2011. She had previously been approached by Swifty Lazar to write about her late ex-husband in 1986, turning down "millions," and declined another publishing offer some years later from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, stating that there was still healing that needed to happen. Cannon serves as executive producer of a four-part miniseries based on her book, entitled Archie, which began production in August 2022 and will air on ITV.


King Charles plans Queen Camilla's 80th birthday party in 2027 with a national service of thanksgiving, writes EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 23, 2023
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: At least Camilla won't be as curmudgeonly as Philip, her predecessor as consort. His 95th fell on the same day as the national service at St Paul's for the Queen's 90th and he rebuffed suggestions that it should be a joint celebration. And at a garden party which happened to fall on his birthday, he declined a gift from a well-wisher, grumbling that he didn't want to 'lug it round the garden'.

How Dyan Cannon wooed notorious lothario Cary Grant - who was 33 YEARS her senior - luring him away from Hollywood by giving him his only child... before romance imploded amid torrid allegations of jealousy and drug abuse

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 19, 2023
By the time Cary met Dyan in 1962, he had already racked up an immense list of acting credits and cemented himself as the one of Hollywood's top leading men - but he had also earned a reputation as a notorious player. With three failed marriages already under his belt and accusations of abuse, alcoholism, and infidelity surrounding him - it seemed as though his and Dyan's romance was doomed from the start. All of Cary's exes had a similar story to tell: the heartthrob wooed them with his suave personality, debonair confidence, and memorizing charm, but ultimately chose the razzle and dazzle of Hollywood over family life. So when he started dating Dyan, a budding young star 33 years his junior who was still trying to break into the industry, many wondered: would she be the one to finally tame the famous flirt? As the world gears up for the arrival of upcoming series based on her memoir about her romance with the legendary actor, FEMAIL has recapped Dyan's journey from start to finish.

EXCLUSIVE: When Cary Grant met wife number four: Moment movie legend laid eyes on Dyan Cannon is recreated for new ITV series Archie

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 18, 2023
As he sat in his drawing room in Palm Springs, California, watching the 1961 TV series Malibu Run, the 57-year-old actor, spotted a 24-year-old blonde in a pink gingham bikini. Having wooed her for four years, she finally agreed to become his wife, and the couple went on to have a daughter Jennifer, in 1966. But the marriage was acrimonious and the couple were divorced two years later. Now, a new ITV series Archie, based on Cannon's biography 'Dear Cary' and Jennifer's memoir 'Good Stuff', explores the relationship between silver screen's leading man and the ingénue 33 years his junior. Starring Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs as Grant, and Gavin and Stacey actress Laura Aikman as Cannon, the four-part series intersperses scenes from Grant's tragic childhood - his birth name was Archibald Leach - with episodes from his later life.
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