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June 16, 2022

30 Gorgeous Photos of Dyan Cannon in the 1960s and ’70s

Born 1937 as Samille Diane Friesen in Tacoma, Washington, American actress Dyan Cannon made her film debut in 1960 in The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond. She also appeared on Hawaiian Eye, using her name Diane Cannon, in 1961, opposite Tracey Steele, Robert Conrad, and Connie Stevens.


Cannon’s first major film role came in 1969’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. In 1971, she starred in five films: The Love Machine, Doctors’ Wives, The Anderson Tapes with Sean Connery, The Burglars, and Such Good Friends, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She co-starred opposite Burt Reynolds in Shamus (1973), in the mystery The Last of Sheila, and gave a critically acclaimed performance in Child Under a Leaf in 1974.

Cannon became the first Oscar-nominated actress to be nominated in the Best Short Film, Live Action Category for Number One (1976), a project which she produced, directed, wrote and edited. In 1978, Cannon co-starred in Revenge of the Pink Panther. That same year, she appeared in Heaven Can Wait, for which she received another Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In the 1980s, Cannon, who is also a singer/songwriter, appeared in Honeysuckle Rose (1980) with Willie Nelson, Author! Author! with Al Pacino, Deathtrap (1982) with Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine, Caddyshack II (1988), as well as several made-for-TV movies.

For her contributions to the film industry, Cannon was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983 with a motion pictures star located at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see portraits of young Dyan Cannon in the 1960s and 1970s.


































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