Dyan Cannon is the first woman in the history of the Motion Picture Academy to be nominated for Oscars both in front of and behind the camera. Her diligence and determination have been rewarded by many prestigious honors. Dyan received her second Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Live Action Short for writing and directing the minute film, Number One, which she also produced, edited and scored. The New York Times commended the film as one of the best movies ever made concerning children's development. As the singular force behind the motion picture The End of Innocence, Dyan undertook a triumvirate of tasks as writer, director and star.. Dyan has co-starred on two outstanding prime-time television shows. For several years, she brought her own brand of humor, class and sexiness to the role of Whipper Cone on the Emmy Award winning series Ally McBeal. Dyan wanted to take time off from her acting career to write.
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Among the participants were Richard Benjamin and his wife, Paula Prentiss. Directed by Herbert Ross and shot in the French resort town of Nice, the film revolves around a widowed movie producer James Coburn , who a year after the death of his wife Sheila, summons six of his friends aboard his yacht — also named Sheila — for some fun and games. Benjamin plays a screenwriter married to a wealthy, alcoholic wife Joan Hackett. Cannon plays Christine, a character based on the famed and colorful agent Sue Mengers; James Mason is a washed-up director; Raquel Welch is a sexy wife; and Ian McShane is her rather sleazy husband. The couple have a daughter, Jennifer. The year was such a watershed one for both of you. Cannon: I was working in theater in Chicago, summer theater.
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With her luxurious, sun-streaked, long mane of curly blond hair, voluptuous and beautiful Dyan Cannon is an actress who is hard to miss. She has been in films and occasionally on television since making her debut opposite Art Carney in The Ding-a-Ling Girl, a presentation on the television series Playhouse After a couple appearances on Broadway and some work on television, Cannon met and fell in love with Cary Grant, who was 38 years her senior. While involved with him, she placed her acting career on hold. The two married in and she bore him a daughter. Three years later, Grant and Cannon went through a bitter public divorce.
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