Sunday, October 23, 2011

Remembering Diana Dors

Born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, England. She studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and at 16 was put under contract by The Rank Organization. She quickly became a sex symbol under the name Diana Dors, and was often referred to as the British Marilyn Monroe. Although she had a significant acting ability as shown in "Yield to the Night" (1956) it was never fully utilized and she was placed in sex-themed comedies and then cast as repulsive characters in such films as "The Unholy Wife" (1957) and "The Amazing Mr. Blunden" (1972). Diana also was a recording artist and appeared on several TV shows over the years. Dors had one appearance in a Euro-western as The Madame in 1971's "Hannie Caulder" with another sex symbol Raquel Welch. Dors passed away from stomach cancer on May 4, 1984 in Windsor, England. Today we remember Diana Dors on what would have been her 80th birthday.

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