Role Film actress
|Name Diana Lewis|
Years active 1934–1943
|Born September 18, 1919 (1919-09-18) Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.A.|
Died January 18, 1997, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Spouse William Powell (m. 1940–1984), Jay Raye (m. 1935–1939)
Movies Go West, Andy Hardy Meets De, Johnny Eager, Cry "Havoc", Gold Diggers in Paris
Similar People William Powell, William David Powell, Eileen Wilson, Carole Lombard, Edward Buzzell
Resting place Desert Memorial Park
Siblings J.C. Lewis, Maxine Lewis
DIANA LEWIS TRIBUTE
Diana Lewis (September 18, 1919 – January 18, 1997) was an American film actress and a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star.
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Born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Lewis began her film career in It's a Gift (1934) and worked steadily over the next few years, usually in minor roles. Her more notable films include It's a Gift (1934), Gold Diggers in Paris (1938), Go West (1940) and Johnny Eager (1941). She was the love interest of Andy Hardy as Daphne Fowler in Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940).
TV legends reunite for Diana Lewis' last day
She met the actor William Powell (27 years her senior) in 1940, married after a courtship of three weeks and retired from acting in 1943. The couple remained together for forty-four years until Powell's death at age 91 in 1984.
Lewis died from pancreatic cancer in Rancho Mirage, California, aged 77. She was interred at Cathedral City's Desert Memorial Park in Riverside County, California, alongside Powell, and her stepson, William David Powell.