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  • Dyan Cannon

    Born on January 4, 1937 in Tacoma, Washington

awards & nominations

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Dyan Cannon as "Julia Farnsworth"

Joe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, is killed in an auto accident. In the afterlife, Joe discovers that his guardian angel (Buck Henry) has taken him from his body prematurely, and he is due many more years on earth. Unable to return to his body, Joe assumes the form of greedy multimillionaire industrialist Leo Farnsworth. As Farnsworth, Joe attempts a return to football and falls in love with environmental activist Betty Logan (Julie Christie).

Academy Award (1978) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1978) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Such Good Friends (1971)

Dyan Cannon as "Julie Messinger"

Busy housewife Julie Messinger's (Dyan Cannon) only gripes about her art-director husband, Richard (Laurence Luckinbill), are that he's a little selfish and too committed to his job. It's not until a routine operation gone awry leaves him in a coma that Julie learns his secrets. Richard had been carrying on numerous affairs, some of them with Julie's close friends. Stunned at how naïve she's been, Julie works through her pain by way of a lot of drinking and a few torrid affairs of her own.

Golden Globe (1971) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

Dyan Cannon as "Alice Henderson"

After returning to Los Angeles from a group therapy session, documentary filmmaker Bob Sanders (Robert Culp) and his wife, Carol (Natalie Wood), find themselves becoming vigilante couples counselors, offering unsolicited advice to their best friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice Henderson (Dyan Cannon). Not wanting to be rude, the Hendersons play along, but some latent sexual tension among the four soon comes bubbling to the surface, and long-buried desires don't stay buried for long.

Academy Award (1969) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1969) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

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