Diana Millay
American actor
Diana Millay
Diana Millay is an American actress. She is best known for her work in television, having guest starred in close to 200 primetime TV shows and later played continuing roles on two daytime offerings, Dark Shadows and The Secret Storm. Diana started her career as a model, first as a child for the Montgomery Ward catalog, and later as a top Conover model for John Robert Powers.
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  • 1971
    Age 35
    She appeared in a feature film inspired by the series, MGM's 1971 Night of Dark Shadows opposite David Selby.
    More Details Hide Details In 1970, Millay was offered another daytime role, this time as "Kitty Styles" on the CBS soap The Secret Storm. Her run on this show provided her the opportunity to work once again with former Dark Shadows alumni Robert Costello, who was a producer on both shows and Joel Crothers who played "Joe Haskell" on Dark Shadows and "Ken Stevens" on The Secret Storm. Her interests changed from acting to writing and she has published several books, including I'd Rather Eat Than Act, The Power of Halloween and How to Create Good Luck.
  • 1967
    Age 31
    She was married to Broadway producer Geoffrey Jones, but they separated shortly after the birth of their son, Kiley Christopher, born on Diana's birthday, June 7, 1967.
    More Details Hide Details She currently lives in New York.
  • 1962
    Age 26
    In 1962, she was chosen as "Miss Emmy" because of her extensive list of appearances on primetime TV shows.
    More Details Hide Details After completing Paramount's Tarzan and the Great River opposite Mike Henry and Jan Murray that was shot in Brazil, executive producer Dan Curtis offered her the contract role of "Laura Collins" on his ABC-TV daytime series, the cult classic Dark Shadows in November 1966. She went on to appear in sixty-two episodes, and became the show's first supernatural character, playing an immortal phoenix-woman who is burned in a fire and reborn to spend another century on Earth. After her present day incarnation was again consumed in a fire, she returned during the flashback story which took place in the 19th century, as yet another reincarnation of "Laura Collins".
  • 1961
    Age 25
    In 1961 she played Debra Bradford in "The Case of the Resolute Reformer," and title character and defendant Sue Ellen Frazer in "The Case of the Unwelcome Bride."
    More Details Hide Details In 1963 she played murder victim Eula Johnson in "The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang." Her filmed television credits include guest star roles on most of the major shows that were running during the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, including Stagecoach West, Father Knows Best, My Three Sons, The Americans, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Virginian, Arrest and Trial, 77 Sunset Strip, Rawhide, Tales of Wells Fargo, Wagon Train, Laramie, Route 66, Hawaiian Eye, The Rifleman, Thriller, Maverick (in the episode "Dodge City or Bust" with Jack Kelly), The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Dobie Gillis, The Westerner, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Millay made three television pilots for prospective new television series, Slezak and Son, Boston Terrier, and Las Vegas Beat.
  • 1957
    Age 21
    In 1957, Broadway came calling and she starred opposite Sam Levene and Ellen Burstyn in Fair Game.
    More Details Hide Details Her subsequent Broadway appearances include Drink to Me Only opposite Tom Poston, Roger the Sixth opposite Alan Alda, The Glass Rooster opposite Michael Allinson and Boeing Boeing opposite Ian Carmichael. In addition, she spent a year touring the United States and Canada opposite Eddie Bracken in The Seven Year Itch. Diana's first film role was in the 1957 United Artists movie Street of Sinners, opposite George Montgomery. She began her extensive television career when she guest starred on Star Tonight in an episode entitled "Taste". She continued to appear in other "live" productions such as Robert Montgomery Presents, Kraft Television Theatre, Studio One, U.S. Steel Hour, Omnibus, Pond's Theatre, Philco Television Playhouse, Playhouse 90, and many others. She made three guest appearances on the CBS courtroom drama series Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr.
  • 1935
    Born on June 7, 1935.
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