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Diane Clare


Born - 28 July 1938, Wandsworth, London, England
Died - 21 June 2013

Piquant, talented brown-eyed blonde who looked as though she would have been at home in a Carry On comedy, but instead ended up as the heroine of a succession of horror films. Apparently born Diane Clare Dirsztay (although UK birth records would not seem to support this), she made her film debut as a child in The Silver Fleet (1943) and also appeared in The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947), before beginning an adult career in Out of the Shadow (1957, not released until 1962). Subsequent work includes Indiscreet (1958), but she was first noticeable to mainstream audiences as the doomed nurse in Ice Cold in Alex the same year. Further work includes The Reluctant Debutante (1958), Let's Get Married (1960), The Green Helmet (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), The Haunting (1963), Witchcraft (1964), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), The Vulture (1967) and The Hand of Night (1968), her last. She then married playwright Barry England and retired. He died in 2009.