Diana Canova

Diana Canova is an American actress best known for being part of the ensemble cast of ABC's soap opera spoof, "Soap. " Canova is the daughter of musician Filberto Rivero and singer/actress Judy Canova. Canova grew up in ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1953

Filmography

Actor (21)

One True Thing 1998 (Movie)

Diana--the Minnies (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crafty Kids 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Free 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bruce Diet 1992 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

Throb 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

No Complaints! 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Foot in the Door 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Peking Encounter 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm a Big Girl Now 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap 1977 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Celebrity Football Classic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinah and Her New Best Friends 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Nudie Musical 1974 (Movie)

Juanita (Actor)

Night Partners (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Boat II (TV Show)

Actor

With This Ring (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Diana Canova is an American actress best known for being part of the ensemble cast of ABC's soap opera spoof, "Soap. " Canova is the daughter of musician Filberto Rivero and singer/actress Judy Canova. Canova grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Hollywood High. Her first TV credit was in 1974, playing Richie Cunningham's extra tall blind date in an episode of the opening season of "Happy Days." In 1976, she appeared in "The First Nudie Musical," performing a number entitled "Perversion." In 1977, Canova was cast in as Corrine, the nymphomaniac daughter of Jessica Tate in the controversial prime time program "Soap." The show was a success over its four seasons, leading to her appearances on other ABC shows, including the drama series "Fantasy Island," the romantic comedy series "The Love Boat," and the game show"The Hollywood Squares." In 1986, she starred in the syndicated sitcom "Throb," playing a divorced mother working at an indie record label. Canova was a member of the Church of Scientology but spoke out against the group in the early 1990s. She was last on the big screen in the 1998 drama "One True Thing" and has announced her retirement, although she has provided voices for a few children's cartoon shorts such as the family penguin adventure "Antarctic Antics" in 2000. Since her retirement Canova worked with local school theater productions in Redding, Connecticut.

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