Diane McBain

Born May 18, 1941

Diane McBain is an American actress who, as a Warner Brothers contract player, reached a brief peak of popularity during the early 1960s. She is best known for playing an adventurous socialite in the 1960-62 TV series Surfside 6 and as one of Elvis Presley's leading ladies in 1966's Spinout.… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on May 18, 1941.
1942 1 Year Old Her first director, at the helm of the March 8 installment, "Passage to Fort Doom", was Warners stalwart Paul Henreid, best known as Victor Laszlo in the studio's 1942 Oscar-winner Casablanca. … Read More


1959 18 Years Old …  At the age of 17, McBain was immediately put to work, making her TV acting debut in two episodes of Maverick, March 8 with Jack Kelly and November 22, 1959, with James Garner, as well as the October 16 episode of 77 Sunset Strip.
The filmed-on-location Technicolor epic was released on January 2, 1960, to mixed reviews, but McBain's notices were generally favorable.


1961 20 Years Old 1 More Event
McBain's second and third features were released at the end of Surfside 6s first season, Parrish on May 4 and Claudelle Inglish on September 20, 1961. … Read More
1966 25 Years Old She toured Vietnam in 1966 as part of Bob Hope's USO shows. … Read More


1982 41 Years Old In 1982, McBain was accosted and raped by two men in West Hollywood, and began a second career as a rape victim counselor.
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