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Full Name
Diana Claire Millay

June 7, 1935 (age 88) (
Rye, New York, USA

Geoffrey Jones (1966-1968) (divorced) 1 child

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Diana Millay (born Diana Claire Millay, June 7, 1935 in Rye, New York) is an American actress. She is best known for her work in television, having guest starred in close to one hundred prime time shows, both live and filmed, and for playing continuing roles on two daytime soap operas, Dark Shadows and The Secret Storm.


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Diana started her career as a model, first as a child for the Montgomery Ward catalog, and later as a top Conover model for John Robert Powers.

Every year during high school summer vacation, she appeared in summer stock productions, playing leading or featured roles in classic stage plays such as Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, The Girl on the Via Flaminia, Come Back, Little Sheba, Time of the Cuckoo, The Seven Year Itch, Ladies in Retirement, Bell, Book and Candle, Time Out for Ginger, Picnic, The Little Foxes, Tobacco Road, Life With Father and many more. In total, she appeared in seven seasons of summer stock. In 1957, Broadway came calling and she starred opposite Sam Levene and Ellen Burstyn in Fair Game. Her subsequent Broadway appearances include Drink to Me Only opposite Tom Poston, Roger the Sixth opposite Alan Alda, The Glass Rooster opposite Michael Allinson and Boeing Boeing opposite Ian Carmichael. In addition, she spent a year touring the United States and Canada opposite Eddie Bracken in The Seven Year Itch.

Diana's first film role was in the 1957 United Artists movie Street of Sinners, opposite George Montgomery.

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One of Millay's early roles on television was being the timekeeper on Masquerade Party in 1956. She began her extensive television career when she guest starred on Star Tonight in an episode entitled "Taste". She continued to appear in other "live" productions such as Robert Montgomery Presents, Kraft Television Theatre, Studio One, U.S. Steel Hour, Omnibus, Pond's Theatre, Philco Television Playhouse, Playhouse 90, and many others. She made three guest appearances on the CBS courtroom drama series Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. In 1961 she played Debra Bradford in "The Case of the Resolute Reformer," and title character and defendant Sue Ellen Frazer in "The Case of the Unwelcome Bride." In 1963 she played murder victim Eula Johnson in "The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang."

Her filmed television credits include guest star roles on most of the major shows that were running during the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, including Stagecoach West, Father Knows Best, My Three Sons, The Americans, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Virginian, Arrest and Trial, 77 Sunset Strip, Rawhide, Tales of Wells Fargo, Wagon Train, Laramie, Route 66, Hawaiian Eye, The Rifleman, Thriller, Maverick (in the episode "Dodge City or Bust" with Jack Kelly), The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Dobie Gillis, The Westerner, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Millay made three television pilots for prospective new television series, Slezak and Son, Boston Terrier, and Las Vegas Beat.

In 1962, she was chosen as "Miss Emmy" because of her extensive list of appearances on primetime TV shows.

After completing Paramount's Tarzan and the Great River opposite Mike Henry and Jan Murray that was shot in Brazil, executive producer Dan Curtis offered her the contract role of "Laura Collins" on his ABC-TV daytime series, the cult classic Dark Shadows in November 1966. She went on to appear in sixty-two episodes, and became the show's first supernatural character, playing an immortal phoenix-woman who is burned in a fire and reborn to spend another century on Earth. After her present day incarnation was again consumed in a fire, she returned during the flashback story which took place in the 19th century, as yet another reincarnation of "Laura Collins". She appeared in a feature film inspired by the series, MGM's 1971 Night of Dark Shadows opposite David Selby.

In 1970, Millay was offered another daytime role, this time as "Kitty Styles" on the CBS soap The Secret Storm. Her run on this show provided her the opportunity to work once again with former Dark Shadows alumni Robert Costello, who was a producer on both shows and Joel Crothers who played "Joe Haskell" on Dark Shadows and "Ken Stevens" on The Secret Storm.

Her interests changed from acting to writing and she has published several books, including I'd Rather Eat Than Act, The Power of Halloween and How to Create Good Luck.

Personal life

She was married to Broadway producer Geoffrey Jones, but they separated shortly after the birth of their son, Kiley Christopher, born on Diana's birthday, June 7, 1967. She currently lives in New York.


Night of Dark Shadows as
Laura Collins
Dark Shadows (TV Series) as
Laura Collins / Opening Voiceover
Tarzan and the Great River as
Dr. Ann Philips
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) as
Ernestine Pepper
- The King of Knaves Affair (1964) - Ernestine Pepper
The Virginian (TV Series) as
Alma Lowell
- Rope of Lies (1964) - Alma Lowell
Arrest and Trial (TV Series) as
Yvonne Blair
- Onward and Upward (1964) - Yvonne Blair
The Eleventh Hour (TV Series) as
- How Do I Say I Love You? (1964) - Mona
77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) as
Francie O'Hara
- Alimony League (1964) - Francie O'Hara
Perry Mason (TV Series) as
Eula Johnson / Sue Ellen Frazer / Debra E. Bradford
- The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang (1963) - Eula Johnson
- The Case of the Unwelcome Bride (1961) - Sue Ellen Frazer
- The Case of the Resolute Reformer (1961) - Debra E. Bradford
Temple Houston (TV Series) as
Marcey Bannister
- Thunder Gap (1963) - Marcey Bannister
Redigo (TV Series) as
Val Cresco
- Horns of Hate (1963) - Val Cresco
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) as
- The Day of the Skinners (1963) - Tassie
Rawhide (TV Series) as
Rachel Shay / Honey Lassiter
- Incident of White Eyes (1963) - Rachel Shay
- The Greedy Town (1962) - Honey Lassiter
The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) as
Stella Crozier / Airline Stewardess
- The Secrets of Stella Crozier (1963) - Stella Crozier
- The Great Gold Mountain (1960)
- A Taste of Champagne (1959) - Airline Stewardess
My Three Sons (TV Series) as
Susan Hopkins
- How to Impress a Woman (1963) - Susan Hopkins
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) as
Ruth Reardon
- The Gold Witch (1962) - Ruth Reardon
Wagon Train (TV Series) as
Helen Crawford
- The Cole Crawford Story (1962) - Helen Crawford
The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) as
Sally Paine
- The Boston Terrier (1962) - Sally Paine
Laramie (TV Series) as
Julie Keleher
- Justice in a Hurry (1962) - Julie Keleher
Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series) as
Patricia Wilson
- Viva Vegas (1962)
- The Middle Man (1962) - Patricia Wilson
Las Vegas Beat (TV Movie) as
Cynthia Raine
King of Diamonds (TV Series) as
Melissa Caronne / Nancy
- My Friend the Enemy (1961) - Melissa Caronne
- Train Wreck (1961) - Nancy
The New Breed (TV Series) as
Connie Weems
- Blood Money (1961) - Connie Weems
Route 66 (TV Series) as
Charlotte Lee
- Birdcage on My Foot (1961) - Charlotte Lee
Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) as
Alicia Thompson
- The Moon of Mindanao (1961) - Alicia Thompson
Whispering Smith (TV Series) as
Ellen Blanch
- Dark Circle (1961) - Ellen Blanch
Gunsmoke (TV Series) as
- Melinda Miles (1961) - Melinda
Bonanza (TV Series) as
Diana Cayley
- The Dream Riders (1961) - Diana Cayley
Dante (TV Series) as
Marcy Collins
- Around a Dark Corner (1961) - Marcy Collins
The Americans (TV Series) as
Emma Templeton
- On to Richmond (1961) - Emma Templeton
The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series) as
Lady Diana Masters / Cynthia Whitney
- The Golden Arrow (1961) - Lady Diana Masters
- Devil to Pay (1960) - Cynthia Whitney
The Rifleman (TV Series) as
Elizabeth Garrett Black
- The Actress (1961) - Elizabeth Garrett Black
Thriller (TV Series) as
Ellen McKinstry
- Man in the Cage (1961) - Ellen McKinstry
Michael Shayne (TV Series) as
Gay Dennis
- Death Selects the Winner (1960) - Gay Dennis
Maverick (TV Series) as
Diana Dangerfield
- Dodge City or Bust (1960) - Diana Dangerfield
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) as
Linda Mayhew / Daphne Root
- Around My Room in 80 Days (1960) - Linda Mayhew
- Put Your Feet in Our Hands (1960) - Daphne Root
Stagecoach West (TV Series) as
Martha Whitlock
- Red Sand (1960) - Martha Whitlock
The Aquanauts (TV Series) as
Peg Knight
- Night Dive (1960) - Peg Knight
Lock Up (TV Series) as
Ellie Daniels
- The Sisters (1960) - Ellie Daniels
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series) as
Helen Craddock
- Shoot to Kill (1960) - Helen Craddock
The Westerner (TV Series) as
- Jeff (1960) - 'Jeff'
Father Knows Best (TV Series) as
Diane / Nelda Freemont
- Not His Type (1960) - Diane
- Love and Learn (1960) - Nelda Freemont
Omnibus (TV Series) as
Flora Dora Dean
- Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway (1959) - Flora Dora Dean
The Investigator (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1958)
Street of Sinners as
Joan (as Diana Milay)
Star Tonight (TV Series)
- Taste (1955)
The Secret Storm (TV Series) as
Kitty Styles #1 (1971)
Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary Tribute (Documentary) as
Self / The Phoenix
Dark Shadows: Behind the Scenes (Video) as
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Hostess (from New York)
The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) as
Self - Roman secretary
- Episode #11.32 (1958) - Self - Roman secretary


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