Samille Diane Friesen was born on 4 January 1937, in Tacoma, Washington USA, of part Russian descent. Dyan is an actress, producer, director, screenwriter and editor, best known for her three Academy Award nominations. She’s also appeared in various films and television shows, such as “Ally McBeal”, “Revenge of the Pink Panther” and “The Untouchables”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Dyan Cannon? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $16 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. Shes also had a notable stage and singing career during her youth. She’s been in films since the 1960s, and all of these activities have ensured her wealth.
Dyan Cannon Net Worth $16 Million Dollars
Cannon attended West Seattle High School, then her first film opportunity would come in 1960, entitled “The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond”, but prior to this movie role, she had already made a few appearances on television. She was a guest in shows such as “Bat Masterson”. She also made appearances in “Wanted: Dead or Alive”, “Johnny Ringo”, and “Hawaiian Eye”.
In 1963, she started her stage career, becoming part of the touring Broadway musical “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. She then became a guest star on “The Reporter”, “77 Sunset Strip”, and the western “Gunsmoke”. In 1969, she was given her first major role, in the film “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”. Her performance in the film earned her Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. She appeared in a string of films in 1971, including “The Anderson Tapes” alongside Sean Connery, and “Such Good Friends” which earned her another Golden Globe nomination. One of her best performances in the next few years would be “Child Under a Leaf” which gained critical acclaim. Her net worth benefited too.
Dyan’s success continued when she became the first Academy Award-nominated actress in the Best Short Film, Live Action category., for her performance in “Number One”, which Dyan wrote, directed, and produced. Two years later she would become a part of “Heaven Can Wait” and “Revenge of the Pink Panther”, and due to her increasing popularity, she became a host for “Saturday Night Live”, and also a guest in “The Muppet Show”. Around the 1980s, she started to showcase her singing skills, appearing in “Deathtrap” and “Honeysuckle Rose”. Her appearances continued well into the 1990s with films such as “That Darn Cat”, and “Out to Sea”. One of her latest performances was in the “Boynton Beach Club”. Her net worth rose steadily, during her career including over 50 appearances in films and TV productions.
For her personal life, Cannon married Cary Grant in 1965, who was 33 years older than her. They had a daughter, Jennifer Grant, who’d eventually become an actress, but three years later they divorced. In 1985 she would marry Stanley Fimberg; they divorced six years later. Aside from these, Dyan has mentioned that she has been a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and has attended their games for over thirty years. She is also a Christian.
Her father, Anton Benjamin Friesen, was born in Canada, to ethnic German parents from Russia. Her mother, Claire (Portnoy), was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Always seen courtside at Los Angeles Lakers home basketball games.
Became a grandmother for the first time at age 71 when her daughter Jennifer Grant gave birth to a son Cary Benjamin Grant on August 12, 2008.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 22, 1983.
Learned how to drive a 13-gear 30-ton semi-trailer diesel truck for the comedy-drama film Coast to Coast (1980).
Born at 9:34 AM (EST).
Her high school nickname was "Frosty".
She was reluctant to drop acid with regular user Cary Grant, her husband at the time, who believed it had psychological value, but he compelled her to do it twice, and she got violently sick each time.
Gave birth to her only child at age 29, a daughter Jennifer Diane Grant (aka Jennifer Grant) on February 26, 1966. Child's father was her 1st ex-husband, Cary Grant.
Wanted a nose job early in her career, but a doctor told her she had a beautiful nose and was not going to do anything to it. She then decided not to get the nose job.
In the early 1970s, Paramount had plans that were unrealized to remake Double Indemnity (1944) with Cannon in the Barbara Stanwyck role. Ultimately, the project was downgraded to a television movie and when Cannon was not available, Samantha Eggar was hired for the role.
Her commitment to Christianity has led her to hold twice-monthly revival-style Bible study meetings on the CBS studio lot.
Got her stage name from producer Jerry Wald who said he kept seeing something explosive in her.
"Discovered" while having lunch on the Sunset Strip.
Miss West Seattle of 1955.
Attended the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, but did not graduate.
Attended and graduated from West Seattle High School in Seattle, Washington (1954).
Seductive deep voice
Curly blonde tresses
I get asked, from time to time, "How do you stay so fit, even after all these years? It must be tai-chi or something, because you look like a cheerleader!" Actually, more than anything else, it's praying to God... not that I don't enjoy being mistaken for my daughter's sister!
[on working with director Otto Preminger on Such Good Friends (1971)] I was warned about him -- but could anybody really be that bad? Yeah, they could. Elaine May wrote a great screenplay. He took a piece of beauty and screwed it up. It was an incredible part and he destroyed it. I have been the victim of some killers in my time. He's one of the biggest. He's a horrible man. Phew! But who ever hears of him anymore? Is he still alive?
I don't acknowledge age. I'm not afraid of what's called age. The only thing that would ever frighten me would be losing my vitality or energy or the stars in my eyes or love for life. And I don't believe that's connected with numbers.