Diana Dors

Actor Diana Dors

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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Deceased
04 May 1984
home town
Wiltshire

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Joan Collins on UK riots: Brutally honest actress spells out how to put ... - Daily Mail
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At 15 I was still playing with dolls (which seems hard to believe, even for me, when, less than two years later, I was appearing in my first film, Lady Godiva Rides Again, alongside veterans such as Diana Dors and Kay Kendall)
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Citrus brought stars and national publicity - News Chief
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The second visit brought Bess Myerson, Debbie Reynolds, Betsy Palmer, Alan King, Diana Dors, Marion Lorne, Peter Lawford and a newcomer rocketing to stardom, Carol Burnett. Other Exposition television moments included "Queen for a Day," "The Jimmy Dean
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Robert Robinson - Telegraph.co.uk
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Diana Dors walked out on him when he said he preferred her real name: Fluck. In 1960 Robinson became editor of the Atticus gossip column on The Sunday Times. By now he was also established in broadcasting and he gradually became a presenter first,
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Michael Winner: the ideal age to marry is 76, darling - Telegraph.co.uk
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But now, here in the screening room, sitting in front of the Michael Winner Spitting Image puppet and framed by hundreds of photographs of the stars of his movies – Diana Dors, Charles Bronson, Marlon Brando – he's struggling to explain how his road to
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DVD: Deep End (15) - The Independent
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A soundtrack by the German experimentalists Can, a cameo from Diana Dors as a sexual predator and a saucy Jane Asher all feature in this British oddity from 1970. John Moulder-Brown plays a teen who lands a job at the local public baths, working with
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America vs. Britain in the '50s: Yanks Had Marilyn Monroe, Brits Had Diana Dors - Anglophenia (blog)
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If you're planning to settle down on August 17th to watch the new Dominic West drama The Hour, right here on BBC America, you may be wondering what life can have been like for the poor beleaguered British back in the 1950s
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Diary: Can you tell where he's from yet? - The Independent
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Perhaps so, though the provisional list of paving slab recipients is somewhat mixed: Michael "Parky" Parkinson, the late Diana Dors, Timmy Mallet and Rolf Harris, (who is from Australia, and actually lives down the road in Bray)
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Blu-ray Review: THE DEEP END – Dive Into This Deeply Interesting British Drama - WhatCulture!
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Whilst working, Mike learns some valuable life lessons, particularly when one of the more mature bathers (former bombshell Diana Dors) tries to take advantage of him. But Mike has fallen for brassy co-worker Susan (Jane Asher), who just happens to be
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The Irish Times - Monday, August 1, 2011 - Irish Times
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... You're Such a Good Lookin' Woman , Lou Reed being interrogated by Australian media about his drug habits, New York Dolls on a German TV music show, US 50s teen idol Fabian, a blowsy Diana Dors in sitcom mode, and a drag artist known as Lypsinka
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News of the World history: all human life was there - The Guardian
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And it was the NoW that introduced kiss'n'tell with the memoirs of Diana Dors in 1959, for which the paper paid an unheard-of (at that time) sum of £35000. However, it did, throughout its history, address many serious issues and ran many campaigns
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Farewell to a Great British institution - The Independent
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Serialisations: Diana Dors – "It's Dors! It's Dynamite! Wild And Wicked!", and "The Pictures They Tried to BAN". Miss Keeler and her steamy nights with the war minister – "Confessions of Christine – By The Girl Who Is Rocking The Government"
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Is a dignified death at home too much to ask? - The Guardian
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In Steaming (1981), her award-winning drama, which was made into a film starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles and Diana Dors, her characters talked honestly and openly about men, life and sex. Home Death, which follows seven stories,
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Hacks pay the price of hacking, but the News of the World had lost its way - The Guardian
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By that time the NoW had become infamous for running kiss-and-tell stories, such as those of Christine Keeler, the woman at the centre of the Profumo scandal, and the popular actress Diana Dors. It had also pioneered a form of journalism that involved
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(Abbie Fentress Swanson) - WNYC
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Clockwise from top left: Catherine Hicks played Monroe in Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980); Diana Dors had a career in Britain in Marilyn's day; Mira Sorvino played Marilyn in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996); Theresa Russell played a character modeled
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Diana Dors
    FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 52
    Dors died on 4 May 1984 aged 52 from a recurrence of ovarian cancer, first diagnosed two years before.
  • 1983
    Age 51
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 49
    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 48
    She also had a recurring role in The Two Ronnies in 1980.
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  • 1973
    Age 41
    As she had 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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 34
    Dors divorced Dawson in 1966 and returned to the UK, leaving behind her two sons Mark and Gary.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1960
    Age 28
    Dors recorded only one complete album, the swing-themed Swinging Dors, in 1960.
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    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.
  • 1959
    Age 27
    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.
  • 1958
    Age 26
    Following her final separation from Hamilton in 1958, Dors discovered that her company Diana Dors Ltd was in serious debt.
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  • 1957
    Age 25
    In February 1957 while filming The Long Haul, Dors started a relationship with co-star Victor Mature's stuntman, Tommy Yeardye.
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  • 1956
    Age 24
    Dors reportedly had an affair with Rod Steiger during the filming of The Unholy Wife, during which he broke off the affair in the October 1956 after Hamilton had started an affair with Raymond's estranged wife in London.
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    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.
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  • 1955
    Age 23
    British exhibitors voted her the ninth most popular British star at the box office in 1955.
  • 1954
    Age 22
    He engaged photographer Horace Roye to take a number of nude and semi-nude photographs of Dors which Hamilton subsequently had published in two forms: the semi-nude pictures were issued as a "Diana Dors 3D: the ultimate British Sex Symbol" set, which sold together with a pair of 3D glasses; the full-nude test shot photographs became part of Roye's 1954 booklet "London Models".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 19
    The relationship continued for a time, before Dors met Dennis Hamilton Gittins on the set of Lady Godiva Rides Again, with whom she had a second abortion in 1951.
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    With her 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.
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  • 1949
    Age 17
    In 1949 while filming Diamond City, she had a relationship with businessman Michael Caborn-Waterfield, the son of the Count Del-Colnaghi, who later founded the Ann Summers chain, which he named after his cousin/secretary.
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    She made her leading role breakthrough in 1949's Diamond City, a commercially unsuccessful story of a boom town in South Africa in 1870.
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  • 1947
    Age 15
    Following her return to LAMDA, she graduated in spring 1947 by winning the London Films Cup, awarded to LAMDA by Sir Alexander Korda.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born in 1931.
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