Diane Varsi

Actor, Singer, Musician
Talented young actress best remembered for playing Lana Turner's sensitive daughter in the fine screen adaptation of Grace Metalious' best-selling "Peyton Place" (1957). Varsi won an Oscar nomination as best supporting ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1938 in San Mateo, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Johnny Got His Gun 1971 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Bloody Mama 1970 (Movie)

Mona Gibson (Actor)

Wild in the Streets 1968 (Movie)

Sally LeRoy (Actor)

Killers Three 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sweet Love, Bitter 1967 (Movie)

Della (Actor)

Compulsion 1959 (Movie)

Ruth Evans (Actor)

From Hell to Texas 1958 (Movie)

Juanita Bradley (Actor)

Ten North Frederick 1958 (Movie)

Anne Chapin (Actor)

Peyton Place 1957 (Movie)

Allison (Actor)

The People (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Talented young actress best remembered for playing Lana Turner's sensitive daughter in the fine screen adaptation of Grace Metalious' best-selling "Peyton Place" (1957). Varsi won an Oscar nomination as best supporting actress for her work, but soon grew very unhappy with Hollywood and walked out on her contract. She later resumed her career in the mid-1960s and subsequently appeared in supporting roles in mostly low-budget films.

Relationships

August

Grandson
survived her

James Dickson

Husband
married in 1995 divorced in 1958

Willo Hausman

Daughter
born on March 17, 1963 survived her

Michael Hausman

Husband
married from 1961 until her death father of Willo

Shawn Liss

Son
born on October 5, 1956 survived her

Gail Varsi

Sister
born on February 17, 1940

EDUCATION

studied acting under Jeff Corey

Milestones

1977

Appeared in last film, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden"

1960

Walked out on her contract with 20th Century-Fox after making three more films; was not able to work elsewhere until 1965 when her contract with Fox ran out (date approximate)

1957

Made her film debut in the screen adaptation of Grace Metalious's best-seller, "Peyton Place"

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