Diana DORS | Diana (Mary) Fluck

* 23.10.1931, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, GB † 04.05.1984, Windsor, Berkshire, England, GB

Schauspielerin * 1946/47 nimmt Schauspielunterricht an der London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts * nach drei unerwähnten Filmauftritten [uncredited bits] bekommt einen Langzeitvertrag bei Rank Organisation und spielt (ab 1947) kleine Rollen in mehreren Kinoproduktionen * 1950 steht auf der Bühne in Man of the World - tritt sporadisch in weiteren Theaterstücken auf (Rendezvous, 1952; Remains to Be Seen, 1952; Three Months Gone, 1970) * 1951 lehnt einen Vertrag in Hollywood ab und gehört kurz darauf als britische Antwort auf Marilyn Monroe ("The English Marilyn Monroe") zu den bekanntesten Frauen in Großbritannien * Mitte der 50er Jahre schafft den Durchbruch (Yield to the Night, 1956) * 1956-61 tritt in einigen amerikanischen Produktionen auf, bleibt aber dem britischen Kino treu * ab Mitte der 60er Jahre wird meistens in Nebenrollen besetzt * in den 70ern übernimmt Parts in belanglosen (Sex)komödien und wirkt auch in einigen Fernsehserien mit (Queenie's Castle, 1970-72; All Our Saturdays, 1973; Just William, 1977/78) * 1984 stirbt mit 52 Jahren an Eierstockkrebs

FILMS

Good-Time Girl (Tanz in den Abgrund, 1947-GB; R: David MacDonald, B: Muriel Box, Sydney Box, Ted Willis, K: Stephen Dade, M: Lambert Williamson, D: Jean Kent: Gwen Rawlings * Dennis Price: Michael Farrell * Flora Robson: Miss Thorpe * Griffith Jones * Herbert Lom: Max Vine / Diana Dors: Lyla Lawrence) 93m-Krimidrama (Roman von Arthur La Bern) (4804)

Oliver Twist (Oliver Twist, 1947/48-GB; R: David Lean, B: David Lean & Stanley Haynes, K: Guy Green, M: Arnold Bax, D: Robert Newton: Bill Sikes * Alec Guinness: Fagin * Kay Walsh: Nancy * Francis L. Sullivan: Mr. Bumble / Diana Dors: Charlotte) 116m-Drama (Roman von Charles Dickens) (4806)

The Calendar (Sieg und Platz, 1948-GB; R: Arthur Crabtree, B: Geoffrey Kerr, K: Reginald Wyer, M: Arthur Wilkinson, D: Greta Gynt: Wenda Panniford * John McCallum: Captain Garry Anson / Diana Dors: Hawkins) 80m-Drama (Bühnenstück von Edgar Wallace) (4805)

My Sister and I (1948-GB; d: Harold Huth, B: A.R. Rawlinson, Joan Rees, Michael Medwin, Robert Westerby, K: Harry Waxman, M: Bretton Byrd, D: Sally Ann Howes: Robina Adams, Barbara Mullen: Hypatia Foley, Dermot Walsh: Graham Forbes / Diana Dors: dreary girl) 97m-Drama (Roman von Emery Bonnet) (4806)

Here Come the Huggetts (1948-GB; d: Ken Annakin, B: Mabel Constanduros, Denis Constanduros, Muriel Box, Sydney Box, Peter Rogers, K: Reginald Wyer, M: Antony Hopkins, D: Jack Warner: Joe Huggett * Kathleen Harrison: Ethel Huggett * Jane Hylton: Jane Huggett * Susan Shaw: Susan Huggett * Petula Clark: Pet Huggett / Diana Dors: Diana Hopkins) 93m-Tragikomödie (4811)

Vote for Huggett (1948-GB; d: Ken Annakin, B: Mabel Constanduros, Denis Constanduros, Allan MacKinnon, K: Reginald Wyer, M: Antony Hopkins, D: Jack Warner: Joe Huggett, Kathleen Harrison: Ethel Huggett / Diana Dors: Diana Gowan) 84m-Komödie (4902)

It's Not Cricket (1948/49-GB; d: Alfred Roome, Roy Rich, B: Lyn Lockwood & Bernard McNabb; Gerard Bryant, K: Gordon Lang, M: Arthur Wilkinson, D: Basil Radford: Major Bright, Naunton Wayne: Captain Early, Susan Shaw: Primrose Brown / Diana Dors: Blondine) 77m-Komödie (4904)

A Boy, a Girl and a Bike (1949-GB; d: Ralph Smart, B: Ted Willis, K: Ray Elton, M: Kenneth Pakeman, D: John McCallum: David Howarth * Honor Blackman: Susie Bates * Patrick Holt: Sam Walters, Diana Dors: Ada Foster) 92m (4905)

Diamond City (Männer, Mädchen, Diamanten, 1949-GB; R: David MacDonald, B: Roland Pertwee, K: Reginald Wyer, M: Clifton Parker, D: David Farrar: Stafford Parker * Honor Blackman: Mary Hart * Diana Dors: Dora Bracken) 90m-Abenteuerdrama (4909)

Dance Hall (1950-GB; d: Charles Crichton, B: E.V.H. Emmett, Diana Morgan, Alexander Mackendrick, K: Douglas Slocombe, ML: Ernest Irving, D: Donald Houston ° Bonar Colleano ° Petula Clark ° Diana Dors: Carole ° Jane Hylton: Mary ° Natasha Parry: Eve) 80m-Drama (5006)

Worm's Eye View (1951-GB; d: Jack Raymond, B: R.F. Delderfield, K: James Wilson, M: Tony Lowry, Tony Fones, D: Ronald Shiner: Sam Porter * Garry Marsh: Pop Brownlow * Diana Dors: Thelma) 77m-Komödie (Bk von R.F. Delderfield, 1945) (5104)

Lady Godiva Rides Again (Maxie macht Karriere, 1951-GB; R: Frank Launder, B: Frank Launder, Val Valentine, K: Wilkie Cooper, M: William Alwyn, D: Dennis Price: Simon Abbott * John McCallum: Larry Burns * Stanley Holloway: Mr. Clark, Pauline Stroud / Diana Dors: Dolores August) 90m-Komödie (5110)

The Last Page (Erpresserin, 1951-GB; R: Terence Fisher, B: Frederick Knott, K: Walter J. Harvey, M: Frank Spencer, D: George Brent: John Harman, Marguerite Chapman: Stella Tracy, Diana Dors: Ruby Bruce) 84m-Krimi (Bk von James Hadley Chase) (07-?; 5204)

My Wife's Lodger (1952-GB; d: Maurice Elvey, B: Stafford Dickens, Dominic Roche, K: Phil Grindrod, D: Dominic Roche: Willie Higginbotham, Olive Sloane: Maggie Higginbotham, Leslie Dwyer: Roger the Lodger, Diana Dors: Eunice Higginbotham) 80m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Dominic Roche, 1951) (5210)

The Great Game (1952-GB; d: Maurice Elvey, B: Wolfgang Wilhelm, K: Phil Grindrod, D: James Hayter: Joe Lawson, Diana Dors: Lulu Smith, Thora Hird: Miss Rawlings) 80m-Tragikomödie (Bühnenstück von Basil Thomas) (5301)

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? (Hochzeitsnacht, 1952/53-GB; R: Maurice Elvey, B: Talbot Rothwell, K: Phil Grindrod, M: William/W.L. Trytel, D: David Tomlinson: Frank Betterton * Diana Dors: Candy Markham * Bonar Colleano: Cmdr. Laurie Vining) 80m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von E. Vivian Tidmarsh, 1944) (5309)

The Saint's Return (Todesroulette, 1953-GB; R: Seymour Friedman, B: Allan MacKinnon, K: Walter J. Harvey, M: Ivor Slaney, D: Louis Hayward: Simon Templar, Sydney Tafler: Max Lennar, Naomi Chance: Carol Denby / Diana Dors: Mädchen) 73m-Krimithriller (02-?; 5310)

It's a Grand Life (1953-GB; d: John E. Blakeley, B: H.F. Maltby, John E. Blakeley, K: Ernest Palmer, D: Frank Randle: Private Randle, Diana Dors: Corporal Paula Clements) 102m-Komödie (5311)

The Weak and the Wicked (1953-GB; d: J. Lee Thompson, B: J. Lee Thompson, Anne Burnaby; Joan Henry, K: Gilbert Taylor, M: Leighton Lucas, D: Glynis Johns: Jean Raymond, John Gregson: Dr. Michael Hale, Jane Hylton: Babs Peters, Diana Dors: Betty Brown) 88m-Drama (Buch/Roman von Joan Henry, 1952) (5402)

A Kid for Two Farthings (Voller Wunder ist das Leben, 1954-GB * Carol Reed ... Sonia) (Buch von Wolf Mankowitz) (5508)

As Long as They're Happy (Hahn im Korb, 1955-GB; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: Alan Melville, K: Gilbert Taylor, M: Stanley Black, D: Jack Buchanan: John Bentley * Janette Scott: Gwen Bentley * Jeannie Carson: Pat * Brenda de Banzie: Stella Bentley / Diana Dors: Pearl) 91m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Vernon Sylvaine) (5503)

Miss Tulip Stays the Night (1955-GB; d: Leslie Arliss, B: John O. Douglas, K: Kenneth Talbot, M: De Wolfe, D: Diana Dors: Kate Dax ° Patrick Holt: Andrew Dax ° Jack Hulbert: Constable Feathers ° Cicely Courtneidge: Millicent Tulip/Angela Tulip) 68m-Krimidrama (5507)

Value for Money (Lieber reich - aber glücklich, 1955-GB; R: Ken Annakin, B: R.F. Delderfield & William Fairchild, K: Geoffrey Unsworth, M: Malcolm Arnold, D: John Gregson: Chayley Broadbent * Diana Dors: Ruthine West * Susan Stephen: Ethel * Derek Farr: Duke Popplewell) 93m-Komödie (Roman von Derrick Boothroyd) (5508)

An Alligator Named Daisy (Ein Alligator namens Daisy, 1955-GB * J. Lee Thompson ... Vanessa Colebrook) (Roman von Charles Terrot) (04-?; 5512)

Yield to the Night (Umfange mich, Nacht, 1956-GB; R: J. Lee Thompson, B: John Cresswell, Joan Henry, K: Gilbert Taylor, M: Ray Martin, D: Diana Dors: Mary Hilton * Yvonne Mitchell: MacFarlane) 99m-Drama (Buch/Roman von Joan Henry, 1954) (5606)

I Married a Woman (Links und rechts vom Ehebett, 1956-USA; R: Hal Kanter, B: Goodman Ace, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Cyril J. Mockridge, D: George Gobel: Marshall "Mickey" Briggs ° Diana Dors: Janice Blake Briggs) 85m-Komödie (07-08; 5805)

The Unholy Wife (Weib ohne Gewissen, 1956-USA; R: John Farrow, B: Jonathan Latimer, K: Lucien Ballard, M: Daniele Amfitheatrof, D: Diana Dors: Phyllis Hochen * Rod Steiger: Paul Hochen) 94m-Melodram (09-10; 5710)

The Long Haul (Fahrt in den Abgrund, 1957-GB; R+B: Ken Hughes, K: Basil Emmott, M: Trevor Duncan, D: Victor Mature: Harry Miller * Diana Dors: Lynn) 100m-Drama (Roman von Mervyn Mills, 1956) (02-04; 5708)

La ragazza del Palio / La blonde enjôleuse (Keine Schonzeit für Blondinen, 1957-I/F; R: Luigi Zampa, B: Ennio De Concini, Liana Ferri, Giuseppe Gironda, Luciano Martino, Piero Pierotti, Giovanna Soria, Luigi Zampa; Michael Pertwee, K: Giuseppe Rotunno, M: Renzo Rossellini, D: Diana Dors: Diana Wilson * Vittorio Gassman: Piero di Montalcino) 102m-Liebeskomödie (Roman von Raffaele Giannelli) (5712)

Tread Softly Stranger (Du bist verloren, Fremder, 1958-GB; R: Gordon Parry, B: George Minter, Denis O'Dell, K: Douglas Slocombe, M: Tristam Cary, D: Diana Dors: Calico * George Baker: Johnny Mansell * Terence Morgan: Dave Mansell) 90m-Krimidrama (Bühnenstück von Jack Popplewell, 1953) (5808)

Passport to Shame (Eddie, Tod und Teufel, 1958-GB; R: Alvin Rakoff, B: Patrick Alexander, K: Jack Asher, M: Ken Jones, D: Odile Versois: Marie Louise [Malou] Beaucaire * Diana Dors: Vicki * Herbert Lom: Nick Biaggi * Eddie Constantine: Johnny McVay) 91m-Krimi (5811-BBFC)

Scent of Mystery (1959-USA; d: Jack Cardiff, B: William Rose, K: John von Kotze, M: Mario Nascimbene, D: Denholm Elliott: Oliver Larker * Peter Lorre: Smiley * Beverly Bentley * Paul Lukas: Baron Saradin, Diana Dors: Winifred Jordan) 102/30m (Roman von Kelley Roos) (03-07; 6001)

On the Double (Unternehmen Pappkamerad, 1960-USA; R: Melville Shavelson, B: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, K: Harry Stradling, M: Leith Stevens, D: Danny Kaye: Private Ernest [Ernie] Williams * Dana Wynter: Margaret MacKenzie-Smith, Wilfrid Hyde-White: Colonel Somerset, Margaret Rutherford: Lady Vivian & Diana Dors: Sergeant Bridget Stanhope) 92m-Kriegskomödie (?-12; 6105)

King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961-USA; d: Joseph M. Newman, B: Jo Swerling, K: Carl Guthrie, M: Franz Waxman, D: David Janssen: Arnold Rothstein * Dianne Foster: Carolyn Green * Jack Carson: "Big Tim" O'Brien * Diana Dors: Madge * Dan O'Herlihy: Phil Butler * Mickey Shaughnessy: Jim Kelly * Keenan Wynn: Tom Fowler * William Demarest: Hecht * Joseph Schildkraut: Abraham Rothstein & Mickey Rooney: Johnny Burke) 106m-Gangsterbiopic (Buch von Leo Katcher, 1959) (6106)

Mrs. Gibbons' Boys (1962-GB; d: Max Varnel, B: Peter Blackmore, Max Varnel, K: Stanley Pavey, M: Dave Shand, D: Kathleen Harrison: Mrs. Gibbons * Lionel Jeffries: Lester Gibbons & Diana Dors: Myra) 82m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Will Glickman, Joseph Stein) (6204)

West 11 (1963-GB; d: Michael Winner, B: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, K: Otto Heller, M: Stanley Black, D: Alfred Lynch: Joe Beckett * Kathleen Breck: Ilsa Barnes * Eric Portman: Richard Dyce * Diana Dors: Georgia) 93m-Krimidrama (Roman von Laura del Rivo) (6310)

Allez France! (Ein toller Bobby, dieser Flic, 1964-F; R: Robert Dhéry, B: Robert Dhery, Pierre Tchernia; Jean L'Hote, Colette Brosset, K: Jean Tournier, M: Gerard Calvi, D: Colette Brosset: Lady Brisburn, Raymond Bussieres: français dans le bus, Jean Carmet: porte-drapeau, Bernard Cribbins: Bob, Pierre Dac: homme de "Ici Londres", Robert Dhery: Henri Martineau, Pierre Doris: français dans le bus, Diana Dors: sie selbst, Ronald Fraser: Sergent Timothy Reagan, Henri Genes: Gros Max, Jean Lefebvre: supporter saoul avec le coq, Jacques Legras: agent Ben/Senephleph Mendoza, Pierre Olaf: standardiste du commissariat, Jean Richard: français dans le bus, Robert Rollis: supporter avec le bonnet tricolore, Catherine Sola: Nicole, Pierre Tchernia: homme à la 2cv) 90m-Komödie (6410)

The Sandwich Man (1965-GB; d: Robert Hartford-Davis, B: Michael Bentine, Robert Hartford-Davis, K: Peter Newbrook, M: Mike Vickers, D: Michael Bentine: Horace Quilby [The Sandwich Man], Dora Bryan: Mrs. DeVere, Harry H. Corbett: Mack, Bernard Cribbins: Harold, Diana Dors: first Billingsgate lady, Ian Hendry: policeman on motorcycle, Stanley Holloway: park gardener, Wilfrid Hyde-White: Lord Uffingham, Michael Medwin: sewer man, Ron Moody: rowing coach, Anna Quayle: second Billingsgate lady, Terry-Thomas: scoutmaster, Norman Wisdom: boxing vicar, Donald Wolfit: car salesman) 95m-Komödie (09-?; 6601)

Berserk (Zirkus des Todes, 1966-GB; R: Jim O'Connolly, B: Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen, K: Desmond Dickinson, M: John Scott, D: Joan Crawford: Monica Rivers, Ty Hardin: Frank Hawkins, Diana Dors: Matilda, Michael Gough: Albert Dorando, Judy Geeson: Angela Rivers, Robert Hardy: Detective Supt. Brooks) 96m-Krimi (10-11; 6709)

Danger Route (Ratten im Secret Service, 1967-GB; R: Seth Holt, B: Meade Roberts; Robert Stewart, K: Harry Waxman, M: John Mayer, D: Richard Johnson: Jonas Wilde * Carol Lynley: Jocelyn * Barbara Bouchet: Mari * Sylvia Syms: Barbara Canning * Diana Dors: Rhoda Gooderich) 92m-Spionagethriller (Roman von Andrew York, 1966) (?-04; 6710)

Baby Love (Baby Love, 1967-GB; R: Alastair Reid, B: Alastair Reid, Guido Coen, Michael Klinger, K: Desmond Dickinson, M: Max Harris, D: Ann Lynn: Amy Quayle * Keith Barron: Robert Quayle & Linda Hayden: Luci Thompson, Derek Lamden: Nicholas Quayle, Diana Dors: Liz Thompson) 93m-Drama (Roman von Tina Chad Christian) (6809)

Hammerhead (Hammerhead, 1967-GB; R: David Miller, B: William Bast & Herbert Baker; John Briley, K: Kenneth Talbot, Wilkie Cooper, M: David Whitaker, D: Vince Edwards: Charles Hood * Judy Geeson: Sue Trenton, Peter Vaughan: Hammerhead, Diana Dors: Kit, Michael Bates: Andreas/Sir Richard, Beverly Adams: Ivory, Patrick Cargill: Condor) 99m-Agentenfilm (Roman von James Mayo=Stephen Coulter, 1964) (?-12; 6811)

Deep End (1970-D/USA * Jerzy Skolimowski ... Kundin im Bad) (05-06 ? 03-04; 7104)

There's a Girl in My Soup (Ein Mädchen in der Suppe, 1970-GB; R: Roy Boulting, B: Terence Frisby; Peter Kortner, K: Harry Waxman, M: Mike D'Abo, D: Peter Sellers: Robert Danvers * Goldie Hawn: Marion, Tony Britton: Andrew Hunter, Nicky Henson: Jimmy, Diana Dors: Johns Frau) 96m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Terence Frisby, 1966) (?-07; 7012)

Hannie Caulder (In einem Sattel mit dem Tod, 1971-GB; R: Burt Kennedy, B: Z.X. Jones [=Burt Kennedy, David Haft], K: Edward Scaife, M: Ken Thorne, D: Raquel Welch: Hannie Caulder * Robert Culp: Thomas Luther Price * Ernest Borgnine: Emmett Clemens, Strother Martin: Rufus Clemens, Jack Elam: Frank Clemens, Christopher Lee: Bailey & Diana Dors: Madame) 85m-Western (7111)

The Pied Piper (Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, 1971-GB; R: Jacques Demy, B: Jacques Demy & Andrew Birkin & Mark Peploe, K: Peter Suschitzky, M: Donovan, D: Jack Wild: Gavin * Donald Pleasence: Baron * John Hurt: Franz & Donovan, Diana Dors: Frau Poppendick) 90m-Fantasydrama (05-07; 7212)

Swedish Wildcats (1971-S/USA; d: Joseph W. Sarno, B: Joseph W. Sarno, Vernon P. Becker, K: Björn Lassen [=Lasse Björne], M: John Shakespeare, Derek Warne, D: Diana Dors: Margareta Engstrom ° Cia Löwgren: Susanna & Peder Kinberg: Peter Borg) 94m-Drama (10-?; 7210-BBFC)

The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972-GB; d+B: Lionel Jeffries, K: Gerry Fisher, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: Laurence Naismith: Frederick Percival Blunden, Lynne Frederick: Lucy Allen, Garry Miller: Jamie Allen, Diana Dors: Mrs. Wickens) 99m-Fantasy (Roman von Antonia Barber) (7212)

Nothing but the Night (Das Dunkel der Nacht, 1972-GB; R: Peter Sasdy, B: Brian Hayles, K: Ken/neth Talbot, M: Malcolm Williamson, D: Christopher Lee: Colonel Bingham * Peter Cushing: Sir Mark Ashley, Diana Dors: Anna Harb) 90m-Horrorthriller (Roman von John Blackburn) (7301)

Theatre of Blood (Theater des Grauens, 1972-GB; R: Douglas Hickox, B: Anthony Greville-Bell, K: Wolfgang Suschitzky, M: Michael J. Lewis, D: Vincent Price: Edward Lionheart * Diana Rigg: Edwina Lionheart, Ian Hendry: Peregrine Devlin, Harry Andrews: Trevor Dickman, Coral Browne: Chloe Moon, Robert Coote: Oliver Larding, Jack Hawkins: Solomon Psaltery, Michael Hordern: George Maxwell, Arthur Lowe: Horace Sprout, Robert Morley: Meredith Merridew, Dennis Price: Hector Snipe, Milo O'Shea: Inspector Boot, Eric Sykes: Sergeant Dogge, Madeline Smith: Rosemary, Diana Dors: Maisie Psaltery) 102m-Horrorparodie (?-08; 7305)

Steptoe and Son Ride Again (Sie reiten wieder, 1973-GB; R: Peter Sykes, B: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson, K: Ernest Steward, M: Roy Budd, Jack Fishman, D: Wilfrid Brambell: Albert Steptoe * Harry H. Corbett: Harold Steptoe, Diana Dors: Frau in der Wohnung, Milo O'Shea: Dr. Popplewell) 98m-Komödie (02-?; 7307)

Craze (Dämon des Grauens, 1973-GB; R: Freddie Francis, B: Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen, K: John Wilcox, M: John Scott, D: Jack Palance: Neal Mottram, Diana Dors: Dolly Newman, Julie Ege: Helena, Edith Evans: Tante Louise, Hugh Griffith: solicitor, Trevor Howard: Superintendent Bellamy, Michael Jayston: Detective Sergeant Wall, Suzy Kendall: Sally, Martin Potter: Ronnie) 96m-Horror (Roman von Henry Seymour) (02-?; 7405)

From Beyond the Grave (Die Tür ins Jenseits, 1973-GB; R: Kevin Connor, B: Robin Clarke, Raymond Christodoulou, K: Alan Hume, M: Douglas Gamley, D: Peter Cushing: Besitzer des Antiquitätenladens > [2]-An Act of Kindness: Ian Bannen: Christopher Lowe, Diana Dors: Mabel Lowe, Donald Pleasence: Jim Underwood) 98m-Episodenfilm (06-?; 7402)

The Amorous Milkman (1974-GB; d+B: Derren Nesbitt, K: Jim/James Allen, M: Roger Webb, D: Julie Ege: Diana * Diana Dors: Rita Jones * Brendan Price: Davey) 94m-Komödie (Roman von Derren Nesbitt) (7501)

Champagnegalopp (Was der schwedische Butler sah, 1974-S/USA; R: Vernon P. Becker, B: Vernon P. Becker, Barry Downes, K: Tony Forsberg, M: Hans Christian Lumbye, D: Ole Soltoft: Jack Armstrong * Sue Longhurst: Alice Faversham, Martin Ljung: Jack the Ripper, Diana Dors: Madame Helena) 92m-Komödie (nach einem Roman) (7502)

Bedtime with Rosie (1974-GB; d: Wolf Rilla, B: Ivor Burgoyne, K: Mark McDonald, M: Roger Webb, D: Una Stubbs: Rosie, Ivor Burgoyne: Harry, Diana Dors: Annie) 76m-Tragikomödie (7502)

Three for All (1974-GB; d: Martin Campbell, B: Tudor Gates, K: Ian Wilson, MA: Terry Trower, D: Adrienne Posta: Diane, Lesley North: Shelley, Cheryl Hall: Pet / Diana Dors: Mrs. Ball) 90m-Komödie (7505)

Adventures of a Taxi Driver (Die unglaublichen Abenteuer eines Taxifahrers, 1975-GB; R: Stanley Long, B: Suzanne Mercer, K: Peter Sinclair, M: De Wolfe, D: Barry Evans: Joe North * Judy Geeson: Nikki * Adrienne Posta: Carol, Diana Dors: Mrs. North) 90m-Sexkomödie (7605)

Keep It Up Downstairs (Wer tobt denn da im Unterhaus?, 1976-GB; R: Robert Young, B: Hazel Adair, K: Alan Pudney, M: Michael Nyman, D: Diana Dors: Daisy Dureneck * Jack Wild: Peregrine Cockshute * William Rushton: Snotty Shuttleworth * Aimi MacDonald: Christabelle St. Clair * Francoise Pascal: Mimi) 94m-Komödie (7607)

Adventures of a Private Eye (Mein lieber Boß, Du bist 'ne Flasche, 1976-GB; R: Stanley Long, B: Michael Armstrong, K: Peter Sinclair, M: De Wolfe, D: Christopher Neil: Bob West, Suzy Kendall: Laura Sutton, Harry H. Corbett: Sydney / Diana Dors: Mrs. Horne) 90m-Sexkomödie (7703)

Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair (1979-GB; d: Willy Roe, B: Joe Ireland, K: Douglas Hill, M: Albert Bridge Music, D: Alan Lake: David Galaxy * Glynn Edwards: Chief Inspector Evans * Mary Millington: Millicent Cumming * Anthony Booth: Steve * Kenny Lynch: Joe * Rosemary England: Sandra & Bernie Winters: Mr. Pringle & Diana Dors: Jennie Stride) 97m-Komödie (Roman von George Evans) (7906)

Steaming (1984-GB; d: Joseph Losey, B: Patricia Losey, K: Christopher Challis, M: Richard Harvey, D: Vanessa Redgrave: Nancy * Sarah Miles: Sarah * Diana Dors: Violet) 95m-Drama (Bühnenstück von Nell Dunn) (02-?; 8410-BBFC)

BOOKS

Damon Wise: Come by Sunday: The Fabulous, Ruined Life of Diana Dors. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1998


David Bret: Diana Dors: Hurricane in Mink. London: JR Books, 2010

Dubbed "the British Marilyn Monroe" or "the British Brigitte Bardot", Diana Dors finally proclaimed "I'd rather be known as the hurricane in mink". The actress was best known for her lavish lifestyle; she was a blonde bombshell with a penchant for flashy cars, opulent mansions, glitzy garb and jet-setting living. Diana Dors' rise to fame started with being a GI favourite during the war. However, she was keen to ditch her goody-goody image and announced that she wanted to be like Errol Flynn. It worked she became a huge star, working with the likes of Joan Crawford and famously starred in Yield to the Night, the movie that contributed to the abolition of the death penalty. But despite the glamour, her affairs, sex parties and OTT lifestyle, including an illicit affair with Rod Steiger left her branded as a scarlet woman, unwanted by the Studios. Undeterred, the indomitable Dors simply worked tirelessly to establish for herself a successful career in cabaret. Her life was didn't always smell of roses: her first husband cheated on her, stole from her, beat her and finally died of syphilis. Another lover who she considered faithful two-timed her with Rock Hudson. She finally found love with husband number three, who killed himself 5 months after her death. This is the amazing story of an actress who loved life and lived it to the full, told with compassion and vigour.

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