Dyan Cannon

  • Birth Name: Samille Diane Friesen
  • Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Performed in the choir at her synagogue as a child.
  • Studied anthropology in college.
  • Got her start as a showroom model in L.A.
  • Married Cary Grant, who was more than twice her age at the time of their wedding.
  • Years of not working led her to go through her savings and almost lose her house in 1977.
  • Was raised by a Jewish mother and Christian father, but she reconnected with her spirituality as an adult and became an evangelist, forming an outreach called God's Party with Dyan Cannon in 1999.
  • Is known for being a huge fan of the L.A. Lakers.

Awards

  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1969, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1976, Oscar — Best Short Film, Live Action: Nominee

Relationships

  • Claire Friesen — Mother
  • Jennifer Grant — Daughter
  • Stanley Fimberg — Ex-husband
  • Cary Grant — Ex-husband
  • Hal Ashby — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States

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