Diane Varsi Overview:

Actress, Diane Varsi, was born Diane Marie Antonia Varsi on Feb 23, 1938 in San Mateo, CA. Varsi died at the age of 54 on Nov 19, 1992 in Hollywood, CA .



Although Varsi was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1957Best Supporting ActressPeyton Place (1957)Allison MacKenzieNominated

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On August 29, 1958, Varsi won an uncontested divorce from her husband at the time, John Dickson, after testifying that Dickson criticized her until she had a nervous breakdown and had to be hospitalized. The following March, she boarded a plane along with their son for a retreat in Vermont, having announced shortly before that she was quitting films forever. In 1960, she returned to her hometown of San Mateo and remarried the following year but did not return to acting for another six years.

Suffered from Lyme disease, an inflammation of the joints that can affect the heart and nervous system.

Began her career as a folk singer and drummer.

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