Hollywood actress Diana Douglas died

Douglas was best known for her work in television in late 1940s when she appeared in live dramas.

Created On: Jul 6, 2015 10:08 ISTModified On: Jul 6, 2015 14:26 IST

Diana DouglasHollywood actress Diana Douglas died on 3 July 2015 at the Motion Picture Hospital in Woodland Hills after battling with cancer. She was 92. She is survived by sons Michael and Joel and three grandchildren.

Douglas was best known for her work in television in late 1940s when she appeared in live dramas. She went on to take roles in television series such as Naked City, The Waltons, Ben Casey, The Streets of San Francisco and The Paper Chase.

Her last appearance was on a 2004 episode of The West Wing in which she had a long, biting monologue as the widow of an ex-president.

She went to boarding school in England for her education and graduated from the Upper Chine School for Girls on the Isle of Wight. Before graduating, she signed a contract with Warner Brothers and later moved to Los Angeles.

She was born as Diana Dill on 22 January 1923 in Bermuda, North America.


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