Diana Douglas, actress, Died at 92

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Diana Love Webster, formerly Douglas and Darrid; was born on January 22, 1923, and died on July 3, 2015.

She was a Bermudian-born American actress.

Diana was known for her marriage to actor Kirk Douglas, from 1943 until their divorce in 1951.

She was the mother of Michael and Joel Douglas.

In 1942, Diana began her career as an actress and appeared in more than 50 films.

Some of her well-known roles were as Susan Rogers in The Indian Fighter (co-starring Kirk Douglas) and as Peg in Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Diana was also known for her recurring role as Martha Evans in Days of Our Lives (1977 to 1979, 1982).

In 2003, Diana appeared in It Runs in the Family with her ex-husband Kirk and son Michael.

Diana retired from acting in 2008.

She was born in Devonshire, Bermuda on January 22, 1923.

Diana father, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Melville Dill (also the name of her great-grandfather, a mariner), was a former Member of the Colonial Parliament (MCP) (representing the Parish of Devonshire in the Parliament of Bermuda), Attorney General of Bermuda, and former Commanding Officer of the Bermuda Militia Artillery.

Her mother, Ruth Rapalje (née Neilson) had roots in New Jersey.

Diana’ brother Bayard was a prominent lawyer and politician.

Her sister, Ruth was married to John Seward Johnson I, heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune.

Diana’ father was from a prominent Bermudian family, present on the island since the early 17th century.

Her ancestry included English, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Scottish, Belgian, and French.

Diana was brought up in the Church of England.

Diana Douglas passed away at age 92 in July 2015.


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