Alan Lake

Born Nov 24, 1940

Alan Lake was an English actor, best known as the third husband of Diana Dors.

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1940 Birth Alan Lake was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on 24 November 1940. … Read More


1968 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He is best known as the third husband of the actress Diana Dors, whom he met on the set of the 1968 television series The Inquisitors.
1970 29 Years Old In July 1970 Lake was involved in a pub brawl for which he was sentenced to eighteen months in prison later that year (his friend, the musician Leapy Lee, was sentenced to three years for stabbing the pub's relief manager), although he was released after serving a year. … Read More


1972 31 Years Old While riding the horse in 1972 he was unseated when the horse ran into the bough of a tree, and broke his back, and for a time it was thought he might spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair; In fact, he recovered and was walking again within three weeks. … Read More
1974 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Lake began hallucinating and lapsing into psychotic episodes, but was diverted from drinking after becoming a Roman Catholic, also convincing Dors to follow him in adopting the religion. In 1974 Dors was rushed to hospital suffering from meningitis, and Lake was told that she might not survive the night, causing him to faint. … Read More
1975 34 Years Old Both he and Diana Dors attended the film premiere at the Metropole Theatre, Victoria, London on 13 February 1975.
1980 39 Years Old In 1980, the pair separated for a time, although they were reconciled when Lake promised to undergo treatment for his alcoholism.


1982 41 Years Old Acting work became less frequent for Lake in the 1980s, and Dors' health began to deteriorate – she was first diagnosed with cancer in 1982. In May 1984, Dors died after a long illness. … Read More
1984 44 Years Old On 10 October 1984, after taking their son to the railway station, he returned to their Sunningdale home and committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in their son's bedroom, five months after Dors's death from cancer and sixteen years to the day since they had first met; He was 43. … Read More
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