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Diana Dors

Actress
Female
Born Oct 23, 1931
Hometown Swindon
Died May 4, 1984
Death Place Windsor
Alma Mater London Academy of...
Other Names Fluck, Diana Mary

Diana Dors was an English actress, born Diana Mary Fluck in Swindon, Wiltshire. Considered the English equivalent of the blonde bombshells of Hollywood, Dors described herself as, "The only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva."

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  • Alan Lake
    Married 1968 - 1984
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  • John Ashley
    Dated 1960
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  • Richard Dawson
    Married 1959 - 1966
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  • Tommy Yeardye
    Dated 1957 - 1958
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  • Rod Steiger
    Dated 1956 - 1957
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  • Bob Monkhouse
    Dated 1953
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  • Dennis Hamilton
    Married 1951 - 1959
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  • Michael Caborn-Waterfield
    Dated 1948 - 1951
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  • Anthony Newley
    Dated 1948
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  • Desmond Morris
    Dated 1943
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  • Troy Dante
    Fling
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  • Gil Woxholt
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CHILDHOOD

1931 Birth Born in 1931.

TEENAGE

1947 16 Years Old Following her return to LAMDA, she graduated in spring 1947 by winning the London Films Cup, awarded to LAMDA by Sir Alexander Korda. … Read More
1949 18 Years Old 1 More Event
She made her leading role breakthrough in 1949's Diamond City, a commercially unsuccessful story of a boom town in South Africa in 1870. … Read More

TWENTIES

1951 20 Years Old 1 More Event
With her then boyfriend in jail, and having just undergone her first abortion, Dors met Dennis Hamilton Gittins in May 1951 while filming Lady Godiva Rides Again for Rank, a film which has uncredited appearances by Joan Collins, and a then four months pregnant Ruth Ellis. (Dors described herself as "the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva)." The couple married five weeks later at Caxton Hall on Monday 3 July 1951. … Read More
1954 - 1955 2 More Events
1956 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Dors never had quite the same following in the United States owing to Hamilton. Pre-signing a three-film contract with RKO Pictures on 20 June 1956 she left Southampton on board the Queen Elizabeth for New York City and then to Hollywood to start shooting The Unholy Wife (1957) and I Married a Woman. … Read More
1957 26 Years Old In February 1957 while filming The Long Haul, Dors started a relationship with co-star Victor Mature's stuntman, Tommy Yeardye. … Read More
1958 27 Years Old Following her final separation from Hamilton in 1958, Dors discovered that her company Diana Dors Ltd was in serious debt. … Read More
1959 28 Years Old In 1959, Hamilton died and Dors married Dawson in New York whilst making an appearance on The Steve Allen Show. "The Diana Dors Show" was commissioned for two studio-based series on television at ITV.
1960 29 Years Old 1 More Event
After the birth of her first child in February 1960, and wishing to stay in the United States with Dawson, Dors undertook a cabaret contract to headline at the Dunes hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

THIRTIES

1966 35 Years Old Dors divorced Dawson in 1966 and returned to the UK, leaving behind her two sons Mark and Gary. … Read More

FORTIES

1978 47 Years Old Having turned her life story into a cash flow through interviewed and leaked tabloid stories, like many celebrities in their later careers she turned to the autobiography to generate retirement cash. Between 1978 and 1984, she published four autobiographical books under her own name: For Adults Only, Behind Closed Dors, Dors by Diana and A. to Z. of Men. … Read More

FIFTIES

1981 50 Years Old …  Younger musical artists engaged her persona, brought about after the 1981 Adam and the Ants music video Prince Charming, where she played the fairy godmother opposite Adam Ant, who played a male Cinderella figure.
1983 52 Years Old This resulted in her working for TV-am, ITV's breakfast station, in the summer of 1983, in a regular slot focusing on diet and nutrition, which later developed into an agony aunt segment. … Read More
1984 53 Years Old Dors died on 4 May 1984 aged 52 from a recurrence of ovarian cancer, first diagnosed two years before. Having converted to Catholicism in early 1973 a funeral service was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Sunningdale on 11 May 1984, conducted by Father Theodore Fontanari. … Read More
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