Who is Diana Canova and what is she doing now?
Diana Canova was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States on June 1, 1953. Her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American citizenship. She is an actress, director and teacher, who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of supporting character Corinne Tate in the romantic comedy series “Soap” created by Susan Harris and starring Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy and Richard. Mulligan. The story follows the lives of two families – the Tates and the Campbells – and has won seven awards, including a Golden Globe, while being nominated for 18 other awards.
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Diana retired from acting in 2011 and has been living a seemingly relaxed life with her husband ever since.
Corinne Tate Flotsky played by Diana Canova
Posted by Soap on Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Childhood and education
Diana was raised as an only child in the Greater Los Angeles area, by her father Filberto Rivero who was a Cuban musician, and her mother Judy Canova who was a famous American actress, singer and radio personality – she has a half-sister , Tweeny Canova from her mother’s previous marriage to Chester B. England.
Diana attended Hollywood High School where she became interested in acting and appeared in several school plays. She also appeared in several plays at a local theater, where she practiced her acting skills almost every day. After enrolling in 1971, Diana enrolled at Los Angeles City College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater in 1974.
Roles in television series
Diana made her television series debut in 1973, when she portrayed The First Girl in the “Dropout” episode of the comedy “Ozzie’s
Girls,” which starred Harriet Nelson, Brenda Sykes and Susan Sennett, and is about Ozzie and Harriet renting rooms to two college girls after their two sons leave.
The following years saw Diana guest starring in one-off episodes of numerous series, such as the family musical “Happy Days” in 1974, the crime drama “Starsky and Hutch” and the comedy “Chico and the Man” in 1976. She has gained recognition in 1978 when she was asked to play four different characters in four episodes of the adventure comedy-drama “Fantasy Island”, which starred Ricardo Montalban, Herve Villechaize and Christopher Hewett, and is about people staying in a unique resort island located somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
The following year, she saw her guest star in the episode “Strip Joint” of the comedy-drama “Barney Miller”, and in 1980 Diana was invited to play Diana Cassidy, one of the main characters of the series comedy “I’m a Big Girl Now,” which also starred Danny Thomas and Rori King, and is about a dentist who finds a divorced woman to live with him after his wife runs away with his colleague.
The year 1983 saw her appear in several series: she played the main character Harriet Foot in the six episodes of the comedy “Foot in the Door”, guest in the episode “Flashback” of the romantic drama “Hotel”, and appeared in the episode “A Wheel in a Wheel” of the drama “Trapper John, MD.”
Between 1977 and 1985, Diana appeared in three episodes of the romantic comedy-drama “The Love Boat”, then starred in the episode “Family Ties” of the comedy-drama “St. Elsewhere” in 1986. The same year, she begins playing lead character Sandy Beatty in the comedy “Throb,” which also stars Jonathan Prince and Jane Leeves, and is about a young record company executive looking for new talent.
Her next notable performance came in 1993, when she played the role of Vanessa Bailey in the critically acclaimed comedy “Home Free”, while her last role in a television series before retiring was in the drama detective “Murder, She Wrote”, in which she played three characters in three episodes in 1996.
Diana made her first film appearance in 1975, when she played her stepdaughter in the drama ‘Medical Story’, written by Abby Mann, directed by Gary Nelson, and starring Beau Bridges, Claude Akins and Wendell Burton. The story follows a young intern who argues with three experienced surgeons over whether a young actress should undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).
The following year, Diana appeared in the musical “The First Nudie Musical”, and some of her next film roles were in the comedy “The Love Boat II” in 1977, the comedy-drama “With This Ring” in 1978 , and the thriller “The Death of Ocean View Park” in 1979.
She played the main character, Susan in the drama “Peking Encounter” in 1981, which also starred Mason Adams and June Lockhart, and two years later Diana played another main character – Lauren Hensley – in the crime drama of action “Night Partners”. She appeared in her first short film “No Complaints!” in 1985, then went on to appear in several more such as “The Bruce Diet” in 1992, “Miss Nelson Is Back” and “Miss Nelson Has a Field Day” both in 1999.
Diana made her voice acting debut in 2000 as the title character in the animated short “The Island of the Skog”, and in 2001 voiced the main characters in three shorts “Antarctic Antics”, “Trashy Town” and ” Space Case”.
She lent her voice to Mrs Green, the main character of the short animated comedy “The Teacher from the Black Lagoon” written by Mike Thaler and directed by Maciek Albrecht in 2003, and in 2006 voiced the main character of the short film of family entertainment “Arnie the Donut”, and in two short films “Reading to Your Bunny” and “Emily’s First 100 Days of School”, while she also played the role of Mrs. Beamster in the short film “The Librarian from the Black Lagoon”.
Three of her last film roles before retiring from acting were in the family short “Do Unto Otters” in which she played Mrs. Otter in 2008, the 2009 family short “The Scrambled States of American Talent Show” in which she portrayed several characters, and the short horror comedy “How (Not) to Borrow a Car” written and directed by Annika Kurnick in 2011.
love life and husband
Diana dated the late American actor and comedian Steven Landesberg in the early 70s when they were both still working in the film industry – they were together for around a year before going their separate ways for unknown reasons. In 1974, she met Geoff Levin, an American rock musician and songwriter, who is perhaps best known for founding and being the lead singer of the band “People!” They dated for two years before marrying in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family on May 2, 1976, however, they divorced three years later on April 10, 1979 – on thinks Diana filed for divorce because Geoff was cheating on her, and didn’t want to have kids.
In 1980 Diana met Elliot Scheiner, an American music producer and engineer, when they were introduced by a mutual friend at a party, and they were married two years later on July 24, 1982; Diana gives birth to their two children whom they kept away from the media.
Diana has lived with Elliot since their marriage, so as of September 2020 she is married to her second husband and has two children.
Hobbies and interests
Diana loved modeling in her 20s and 30s, but always considered it a hobby rather than a job – she even appeared in the November issue of “Playboy” magazine in 1979 (not nude). She was a member of the Church of Scientology, but began to criticize it after she left, said how open they were to asking for money, and in an interview she gave to “Premiere” magazine , saying she was told to give them all the money in her bank account as soon as she joined the church.
Happy birthday, #DianaCanova!
The SOAP star and comedian daughter #JudyCanova is 66 years old. She is a teacher now and still performs and directs.
What do you remember about her? https://t.co/sC03bAdnFU pic.twitter.com/I5Js5VOixK
– getTV (@gettv) June 1, 2019
Diana was physically very active during her 20s and 30s as she exercised daily and occasionally played tennis and volleyball with her friends while also taking an interest in meditation and yoga. She loved biking around Los Angeles and going for runs in Central Park.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Julia Roberts, and some of her favorite movies are “The Terminator,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Runaway Bride.”
Net worth and measures
Diana’s age is 67. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), she weighs around 145 pounds (66 kg) and her vital stats are 34-25-35.
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $10 million.