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Diane Brewster

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

    Diane Lee Brewster

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 11 Mar 1931 
    • Birth Location:
    • Kansas City, Missouri 
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    • Death Date:
    • 12 Nov 1991 
    • Death Location:
    • Studio City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California 
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    • TV and Movie Actress

      Diane Brewster (March 11, 1931 – November 12, 1991) was an American actress known for her versatile performances across film and television during the mid-20th century. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Brewster developed a passion for acting early in life and pursued her dream with determination.

      She began her career in the entertainment industry in the 1950s, making her mark with notable appearances in various television series. One of her early breakthroughs came with her role as Samantha Crawford in the popular western series "Maverick" (1957-1962). Her portrayal of the sultry and cunning character earned her recognition and established her as a talented actress in the television landscape.

      Diane Brewster's talent and versatility were further showcased in her role as Miss Canfield, the teacher, in the iconic family sitcom "Leave It to Beaver" (1957-1963). Her warm and engaging portrayal endeared her to audiences, contributing to the show's enduring popularity. She's also known for her role as Richard Kimball's murdered wife in the TV series "Fugitive" (1963-1967).

      Throughout her career, Brewster continued to make notable guest appearances in numerous television series, including "Perry Mason," "The Twilight Zone," and "The Rifleman." She also ventured into film, appearing in productions like "The Young Philadelphians" (1959) alongside Paul Newman.

      Despite her success, Diane Brewster faced personal challenges, and her career slowed down in the 1970s. Tragically, she passed away on November 12, 1991, at the age of 60. While her time in the spotlight may have been relatively brief, Diane Brewster's contributions to the golden age of television and her memorable performances continue to be celebrated by fans of classic entertainment.

  • Marriages for Diane Lee Brewster

    • Spouse:
    • Jabe Z. Walker
    • Marriage Date:
    • 11 Apr 1959
    • Marriage Location:
    • Santa Barbara County, California

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