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Cannon, Dyan (orig. Samile Diane Friesen)

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Born: 1937 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Film Director, Producers

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1937 – She was born on the 4th day of January this year in Tacoma, Washington to a Baptist father and a Jewish mother, Claire Portnoy, who had emigrated from Russia.

 

1965 – She married Cary Grant, becoming his fourth wife. They had one daughter, Jennifer born on February 26 of this year.

 

1968 - They separated within 18 months, with Cannon claiming that Grant spanked her for disobeying him. The divorce was finalized on 21st day of March this year.

 

1969 – She received two Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress, one for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice in this year and another for Heaven Can Wait in 1978.

 

1976 – She also became the first Oscar-nominated actress to be nominated in the Best Short Film, Live Action Category for Number One in this year, a project which Cannon produced, directed, wrote and edited.

 

2001 - Her most recent work has been as a semi-regular on the cult series Ally McBeal and the short-lived sitcom Three Sisters (2001-2002). Cannon can often been seen sitting courtside at Los Angeles Lakers games, as she has been a fan of the team for decades. She has become a born-again Christian, although she still considers herself to be Jewish.


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