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Dyan Cannon

Highest Rated:   92% The Last of Sheila (1973)
Lowest Rated:   4% Caddyshack II (1988)
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With her luxurious, sun-streaked, long mane of curly blond hair, voluptuous and beautiful Dyan Cannon is an actress who is hard to miss. She has been in films and occasionally on television since making her debut opposite Art Carney in The Ding-a-Ling Girl, a presentation on the television series Playhouse 90. Born Samille Diane Friesen in Tacoma, WA, Cannon got her start as a showroom model in L.A. following two years of study in anthropology at the University of Washington. Thanks to the help of writer/producer Jerry Wald, who came up with her stage name (which was originally Diane Cannon), she landed a contract at MGM and made her feature film debut playing Wiggles, a troubled high school student in This Rebel Breed (1960). She then appeared in The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960). After a couple appearances on Broadway and some work on television, Cannon met and fell in love with Cary Grant, who was 38 years her senior. While involved with him, she placed her acting career on hold. The two married in 1965 and she bore him a daughter. Three years later, Grant and Cannon went through a bitter public divorce. In 1969, Cannon returned to films in the then-controversial sex comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and won the Best Supporting Actress award from the New York Film Critics. Her role also won her an Oscar nomination. The 1970s were her most active period as an actress and Cannon appeared frequently in films. In 1978, she earned another Best Supporting Actress nomination for playing a conniving, adulterous wife in Heaven Can Wait. By the early '80s, Cannon sharply curtailed her feature-film career, but did appear in a few television movies and miniseries. In 1976, Cannon wrote, produced, directed, and even helped edit a 42-minute film sponsored by the American Film Institute. Titled Number One, Cannon designed it to teach children about sexuality and their bodies. It earned an Oscar nomination for best live-action short. Cannon has since directed two more films, including The End of Innocence, which is based on her autobiography. Cannon returned to acting on a limited basis in the 1990s and continued to appear on television in such outings as Arnold Schwarzenegger's Christmas in Connecticut (1992) and features such as Out to Sea (1997).Cannon would appear in several films and TV shows over the coming years, memorably appearing on shows like Ally McBeal and Three Sisters.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Jane
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Kiss at Midnight
  • Actor
2008
60% Boynton Beach Club
  • Lois
$3.1M 2006
No Score Yet Kiss of a Stranger
  • Leslie Clarke
2005
8% Kangaroo Jack
  • Anna Carbone
$66.8M 2003
No Score Yet My Mother the Spy
  • Gloria Schaeffer
2000
No Score Yet Allie & Me
  • Karen Schneider
1998
No Score Yet Diamond Girl
  • Abby
1998
No Score Yet Beverly Hills Family Robinson
  • Marsha Robinson
1998
38% Out to Sea
  • Liz
1997
11% 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
  • Annette Bennett
1997
13% That Darn Cat
  • Mrs. Flint
1997
No Score Yet The Sender
  • Gina
1997
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Jealous Jokester
  • Josie Joplin
1995
No Score Yet Based on an Untrue Story
  • Varda Gray
1993
20% The Pickle
  • Ellen Stone
1993
No Score Yet Jenny's War
  • Jenny Baines
1992
No Score Yet Christmas in Connecticut
  • Elizabeth Blane
1991
No Score Yet The End of Innocence
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Stephanie LewisStephanie
1990
4% Caddyshack II
  • Elizabeth Pearce
1988
No Score Yet Rock 'n' Roll Mom
  • Annie Hackett
1988
34% She's Having a Baby
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Arthur the King (Merlin & the Sword)
  • Katherine
1985
No Score Yet Master of the Game
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Author! Author!
  • Alice Detroit
1982
75% Deathtrap
  • Myra Bruhl
1982
No Score Yet Having It All
  • Thera Baylin
1982
No Score Yet Honeysuckle Rose
  • Viv Bonham
1980
No Score Yet Coast to Coast
  • Madie Levrington
1980
78% The Revenge of the Pink Panther
  • Simone Legree
1978
89% Heaven Can Wait
  • Julia Farnsworth
1978
No Score Yet The Virginia Hill Story
  • Virginia Hill
1976
92% The Last of Sheila
  • Christine
1973
43% Shamus
  • Alexis
1973
No Score Yet Le Casse (The Burglars)
  • Lena
1972
No Score Yet Such Good Friends
  • Julie
1971
82% The Anderson Tapes
  • Ingrid
1971
No Score Yet Doctors' Wives
  • Lorrie Dellman
1971
No Score Yet The Love Machine
  • Judith Austin
1971
91% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
  • Alice Henderson
1969
71% The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
  • Dixie
1960
No Score Yet This Rebel Breed
  • Wiggles
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Whipper Cone Jennifer `Whipper' Cone Whipper
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Judge Cone
  • 1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1976

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