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Are You Related To Diane Baker?

Posted by Jean-Yves on Feb 21, 2023

Diane Carol Baker is an American actress, producer and educator who has appeared in motion pictures and on television since 1959.

Baker was born in 1938 at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California and raised in North Hollywood and Studio City, California. She is the daughter of Dorothy Helen Harrington, who had appeared in several early Marx Brothers movies, and automobile salesman Clyde Lucius Baker. Baker has two younger sisters, Patricia and Cheryl. At age 18, after graduating from Van Nuys High School in 1956, Baker moved to New York to study acting with Charles Conrad and ballet with Nina Fonaroff.

After securing a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox in 1958, Baker made her film debut when she was chosen by director George Stevens to play Margot Frank in the 1959 motion picture The Diary of Anne Frank. In the same year, she starred in Journey to the Center of the Earth with James Mason and Pat Boone in The Best of Everything with Hope Lange and Joan Crawford.

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