Education: University of Toronto, B.A., art history.
Costume designer and actress. Palomar College, Oceanside, CA, and University of California, Los Angeles, guest lecturer. Previously a dancer and actress on Broadway.
Costume Designers Guild, Motion Picture Costumers, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (with Gianfranco Ferre), best costume design, 1984, for Tamara; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in costume design, 1994, for A League of Their Own; DramaLogue Awards, for Light Up the Sky, Dream Girl, Tamara, The Dearly Departed, and Swinging on a Star.
Television Costume Designer; Series:
Santa Barbara, NBC, 1984.
A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993.
Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994.
Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1995.
For Your Love, NBC, 1998.
Passions (also known as Harmony's Passions and The Passions Storm), NBC, 1999.
Ladies Man, CBS, 1999.
Family Law, CBS, 1999.
Mi casita (also known as My Little House), 2001.
Television Costume Designer; Movies:
(And costume supervisor) The Facts of Life Down Under, 1987.
Staying Afloat, NBC, 1993.
919 Fifth Avenue (also known as Dominick Dunne's 919 Fifth Avenue), 1995.
Pete's Garden, 1998.
Atomic Twister, TBS, 2002.
Stealing Christmas, USA Network, 2003.
Television Costume Designer; Episodic:
Also designed costumes for The Facts of Life, NBC; Sweet Surrender, NBC; Trial and Error, CBS; The Robert Guillaume Show, ABC; Free Spirit, ABC; Ann Jillian, NBC; Uncle Buck; Good Advice, CBS; The Tony Danza Show, NBC.
Television Costume Designer; Pilots:
The Ed Begley, Jr. Show, CBS, 1989.
Where's Rodney?, NBC, 1990.
Beanpole, ABC, 1990.
Also designed costumes for the unaired pilot of Homewood P.I., CBS.
Television Appearances; Series:
Nurse, Medical Center, CBS, 1969.
Film Costume Designer:
Requiem AFI (short film), 1995.
A Delicatessen Story (short film), 1996.
(Uncredited) Dancer, Valley of the Dolls, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1967.
(Uncredited) Showgirl, The Producers, AVCO Embassy, 1968.
Brother on the Run (also known as Black Force 2 and Boots Turner), Southern Star, 1972.
Stage Costume Designer:
The Grapes of Wrath, West Coast Ensemble, Hollywood, CA, 2002.
Raisin, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA, 2003.
A Twilight Romance, Falcon Theatre, Burbank, CA, 2003.
Also costume designer for Steel Magnolias and One Slight Hitch, both Falcon Theatre; How the Other Half Loves, Equus, Only a Kingdom, and Happy Holidays, all Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA; Amy's View, Beguiled Again, Swinging on a Star, Grand Night for Singing, and All My Sons, all International City Theatre; Merrily We Roll Along, West Coast Ensemble; Angels Share, Tiffany Theatre; The Dearly Departed, Court Theatre; Nijinsky Speaks, Los Angeles and New York; Tamara, Los Angeles; A Coupla White Chicks, Hollywood Theatre; In the Boom Boom Room and Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Long Beach Theatre Festival; Streamers, Westwood Playhouse; No No Nanette and Man of La Mancha, Long Beach Civic Light Opera; Lullabye and Goodnight, Odyssey Theatre; The Philadelphia Story, Callboard Theatre; Bloomers, Beverly Hills Playhouse; Slab Boys, North Hollywood Playhouse; Dream Girl, Don Juan in Hell, and Light Up the Sky, all Room for Theatre; A Lovely Light; and The Calling.
(With Gloria Lintermans) Retro Chic, Really Great Books, 2002.
Diana Edens Official Site,http://www.dianaedendesigns.com/, October 22, 2004.
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