DIANNE FOSTER was born in 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta. Her birth name was Olga Helen Laruska.
After two years of radio work in Canada, Dianne moved to London and acted with Orson Welles on radio in “The Lives of Harry Lime”.
Subsequently , on the London stage, she was in Welles’ “Othello” and Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow.”
While in the U.K. Dianne made two films, The Quiet Woman (1951) and The Lost Hours (1952 with Mark Stevens ).
Moving to Hollywood, her first role was playing a British character in TV’s “Four Star Playhouse”. Her film debut was in BAD FOR EACH OTHER.
Within a four year period, Dianne had costarred with Charlton Heston,Dana Andrews, Glenn Ford, Alan Ladd and James Stewart.
Not a bad record. I always liked Dianne . She had a rich, warm speaking voice and held her own opposite the big stars.
She did some TV in the 60s, with an appearance in “The Wild Wild West” her last role in 1966. She retired to look after her three children.
Funny to see Dianne getting her name before Alan Ladd’s!
She later married dentist Dr. Harold Rowe in 1961 and they were together till his death in 1994.
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