Diana Lewis

Actor, Philanthropist
Diana Lewis's acting career began when she was a mere 15 years old. In her early acting career, Lewis appeared in such films as "It's a Gift" (1934), "Enter Madame" (1935) with Elissa Landi and "Gold Diggers in Paris" ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1919 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (9)

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Never Forget 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Monster Squad 1987 (Movie)

TV Anchorwoman (Actor)

The Squeeze 1987 (Movie)

1st Reporter (Actor)

Rocky 1976 (Movie)

TV Commentator (Actor)

Fleshpot on 42nd Street 1971 (Movie)

Dusty (Actor)

Cry Havoc 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

It's a Gift 1933 (Movie)

(Actor)

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Made 1990 - 1991, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Producer
Writer (1)

The Roseanne Show 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Writer
Other (1)

Biography

Diana Lewis's acting career began when she was a mere 15 years old. In her early acting career, Lewis appeared in such films as "It's a Gift" (1934), "Enter Madame" (1935) with Elissa Landi and "Gold Diggers in Paris" (1938) with Rudy Vallee. She also appeared in the Jeanette MacDonald adaptation "Bitter Sweet" (1940), the musical comedy "Forty Little Mothers" (1940) with Eddie Cantor and the comedy "Go West" (1940) with Groucho Marx. Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like "Johnny Eager" (1941), the Red Skelton comedy "Whistling in Dixie" (1942) and "Cry Havoc" (1944). She also appeared in "Fleshpot on 42nd Street" (1972) and the Sylvester Stallone sports drama "Rocky" (1976). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996). Lewis was most recently credited in "Made" (MTV, 2002-2014). She also had a part in the TV miniseries "Favorite Son" (1988-89). Lewis was married to William Powell. Lewis passed away in January 1997 at the age of 78.

Relationships

Parent

Maxine Lewis

Sister
survived her

William Powell Actor

Husband
Starred in "Thin Man" films met in 1939, eloped in Las Vegas in 1940 died in 1984 at the age of 92

EDUCATION

Fairfax High School

Los Angeles, California
schoolmate Mickey Rooney

Milestones

1976

Appeared in "Rocky"

1940

Semi-retired after marriage to Powell

Hostess for a desert community's film colony

As teenager she won contracts at Paramount and MGM

Bonus Trivia

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House in Palm Springs, CA became the first designated historical site. Donor and community worker for several organizations including the Desert Hospital Auxiliary, Children's Discovery Museum, the Living Desert Museum and College of the Desert Foundation.

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