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Varsi, Diane (1937–1992)

Varsi, Diane (1937–1992)

American actress. Born Diane Marie Varsi, Feb 23, 1937, in San Mateo, CA; died Nov 19, 1992, in Los Angeles, CA; m. James Dickson, 1955 (div. 1958); m. Michael Hausman (producer), 1961 (div. 1965); children: 2.

Films include From Hell to Texas, 10 North Frederick, Compulsion, Wild in the Streets, Bloody Mama, Johnny Got His Gun and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden; broke contract with Fox and moved to Vermont (1959), seriously impairing career in films. Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for portrayal of Allison MacKenzie in Peyton Place (1957).

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