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    Diana Hyland (born Diane Gentner; January 25, 1936 – March 27, 1977) [1] was an American stage, film and television actress. Contents 1 Early years 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Filmography 6 References 7 External links Early years [ edit] Hyland was born Diane Gentner [2] to John Theodore and Mary (Gorman) Gentner in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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    Diana Hyland (1936–1977) Actress. Diana Hyland, a striking, knowing beauty with a confident air about her, was born Diane Gentner on January 25, 1936, in Ohio and appeared on stage in summer stock, as a teen, before graduating from Cleveland Heights High School. Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced, honey-blonde actress began to find TV roles almost ...

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    Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced, honey-blonde actress began to find TV roles almost immediately (one of her first being a Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) episode) in-between supplementing her income as a switchboard operator. Initially billed as Diane Gentner, she changed it to Diana Hyland (taking her mother'...

    In the early 60s, Diana focused on the small screen with strong, emotional roles on such soaps as Young Dr. Malone (1958) and Peyton Place (1964) (in a particularly showy role as a minister's alcoholic wife). She also scored well in a series of guest parts, notably The Twilight Zone (1959), The Fugitive (1963), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) and ...

    Strangely, Diana made noticeably few films during her career, her best showcase being that of the unconventional minister's wife opposite Don Murray's Rev. Norman Vincent Peale in One Man's Way (1964). In addition to a small, downbeat supporting turn in The Chase (1966) starring Marlon Brando, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, she also co-starred with...

    In 1969, Diana married actor Joseph Goodson. They had one son, Zachary Goodson, who was born in 1973. The couple eventually split. A highly independent, intelligent and outspoken woman in real-life, she subsequently began a May-December affair with a much younger actor, John Travolta, in 1976. Travolta, who was more than 17 years Diana's junior, ha...

    With Diana's untimely death, Hollywood lost a truly superb player way before its time. In a most fitting tribute, the actress was awarded a posthumous Emmy for her touching supporting performance in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976). John Travolta accepted on her behalf at the awards ceremony.

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  3. Oct 27, 2021 · Unfortunately, things did not go as planned; Hyland died of breast cancer shortly after. The premiere of the movie was months after her death. Even though she had surgery to remove the affected breast two years before her death, Hyland still succumbed to the horrible illness. She had found out she was going to die two weeks before her end.

  4. Initially billed as Diane Gentner, she changed it to Diana Hyland (taking her mother's maiden name). 1936 Diana Hyland, a striking, knowing beauty with a confident air about her, was born Diane Gentner on January 25, 1936, in Ohio and appeared on stage in summer stock, as a teen, before graduating from Cleveland Heights High School.

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  5. Jul 14, 2020 · John Travolta met his first love, Diana Hyland, on the set of their made-for-TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble in 1976 (pictured above). In a shocking tragedy, Hyland died at 41 from...

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