Samille Diane Friesen was born in Tacoma, Washington on January 4, 1937, to parents Claire, a homemaker, and a father who sold life insurance. Dyan Cannon was raised in the Jewish faith of her mother, who had emigrated from Russia. She graduated West Seattle High School.
Dyan Cannon made her screen debut in 1960 in “The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond.
In 1976, she hosted “Saturday Night Live” during its first season. She was a guest in the fourth season of “The Muppet Show” in 1979. In the 1980s, Dyan Cannon, who is also a singer/songwriter, appeared in “Honeysuckle Rose” in 1980 with Willie Nelson, “Deathtrap” in 1982 with Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine, “Caddyshack II” in 1988 and has starred in several T.V. movies.
In the 1990s, she appeared on the popular television shows “D
iagnosis: Murder” and “The Practice”, as well as being a semi-regular on “Ally McBeal”. She made appearances in films such as “That Darn Cat” in 1997, “8 Heads in a Duffel Bag” in 1997, “Out to Sea” in 1997 with the duo Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, and “Kangaroo Jack” in 2003.
She also starred on the short-lived sitcom “Three Sisters” between 2001 and 2002. In 2005, she appeared in “Boynton Beach Club”, a movie about aging Floridians who have just lost their spouses.
Why is Dyan Cannon famous?
Dyan Cannon is an American film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer.
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In 1969, Dyan Cannon starred with an ensemble cast led by Natalie Wood in “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”, a movie about sexual revolution in which she was Alice. She got an Academy Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film” and also as two Golden Globe nominations. The performance in “Heaven Can Wait” earned her a second Oscar nomination and also won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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