Diane Baker

Actor, Producer, Documentary filmmaker
This tall, lean, delicate leading and secondary player made her screen debut as Margot, the older sister, in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and has gone on to play numerous wives and, in maturity, strong female ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1938 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

Ballerina 2009 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Harrison Montgomery 2009 (Movie)

Mrs. Cutsworth (Actor)

A Mighty Wind 2003 (Movie)

Supreme Folk Defense Lawyer (Actor)

L.A. Dragnet 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harrison's Flowers 2002 (Movie)

Mary Francis (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Tippi Hedren 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1993, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1993, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1986 - 1987, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

Kitty Neil (Actor)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

Louise Boylar (Actor)

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Steven's Mother (Actor)

A Walton Wedding 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Net 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Bennett (Actor)

Imaginary Crimes 1994 (Movie)

Abigail Tate (Actor)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Jordan (Actor)

Twenty Bucks 1993 (Movie)

Ruth Adams (Actor)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

Senator Ruth Martin (Actor)

The Closer 1990 (Movie)

Beatrice Grant (Actor)

Little Miss Perfect 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Kojak (CBS) 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pilot 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baker's Hawk 1976 (Movie)

Jenny Baker (Actor)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Police Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Sarge: The Badge or the Cross 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The D.A.: Murder One 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Krakatoa, East of Java 1969 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Trial Run 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit 1968 (Movie)

Suzie Clemens (Actor)

Inherit the Wind 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirage 1965 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

Lil Mainwaring (Actor)

Strait-Jacket 1964 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Stolen Hours 1963 (Movie)

Ellen Pember (Actor)

The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prize 1963 (Movie)

Emily Stratman (Actor)

Adventures of a Young Man 1962 (Movie)

Carolyn (Actor)

Nine Hours to Rama 1962 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

The 300 Spartans 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wizard of Baghdad 1960 (Movie)

Princess Yasmin (Actor)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1959 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

The Best of Everything 1958 (Movie)

April Morrison (Actor)

The Diary of Anne Frank 1958 (Movie)

Margot Frank (Actor)

A Little Game (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman of Substance (TV Show)

Actor

About Sarah (TV Show)

Actor

Can I Save My Children? (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Take This Stranger? (TV Show)

Actor

Fugitive Family (TV Show)

Actor

Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Show)

Actor

Here We Go Again (TV Show)

Actor

Killer By Night (TV Show)

Actor

One of a Kind (TV Show)

Actor

Tess of the Storm Country (Movie)

Tess MacLean (Actor)

The 300 Spartans (Movie)

Elias (Actor)

The Dream Makers (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunted (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Survivors (TV Show)

Actor

The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Malcolm Takes a Shot 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Producer

Portrait of Grandpa Doc (TV Show)

Producer
Production Management (1)

Ballerina 2009 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Biography

This tall, lean, delicate leading and secondary player made her screen debut as Margot, the older sister, in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and has gone on to play numerous wives and, in maturity, strong female characters. Diane Baker began her career soon after turning 20 in "Diary". Also in 1959, she was seen in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Best of Everything". Baker was cast by Alfred Hitchcock in "Marnie" (1964), as Lil, the sister-in-law of Sean Connery who would like to be his next wife. But by the late 60s, film roles became occasional for Baker, and she was often seen in small, albeit key, roles. In "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), she was Senator Ruth Martin seen pleading for the life of her abducted daughter in a noisy, flashy airport hanger. She was mother to Sandra Bullock in "The Net" (1995) and Matthew Broderick in Ben Stiller's "The Cable Guy" (1996).

Relationships

Clyde L Baker

Father

Dorothy Baker

Mother
appeared in several early Marx Brothers movies died on October 15, 1992

Michael Lerner Actor

Companion
Academy Award nomineee for "Barton Fink" have had ongoing relationship for numerous years

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1996

Played Matthew Broderick's mother in "The Cable Guy"

1991

Co-starred in "Silence of the Lambs"

1985

Produced miniseries "A Woman of Substance"

1978

Wrote Afterschool Special, "One of a Kind"

1976

Formed own company, Artemis Productions

1974

Portrayed Katie Nolan in TV remake of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

1973

Made TV series debut as regular, "Here We Go Again"

1970

Directed documentary "Ashiana"

1966

Made TV-movie debut, "The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones"

1959

Made film acting debut, "The Diary of Anne Frank"; also appeared in her first TV drama, "Della" (syndicated)

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