Diana Lewis

Diana Lewis Trailers

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Diana Lewis was born on September 18, 1919 in Ashbury Park, New Jersey. Her parents were vaudeville performers. The family moved to Hollywood and Diana, her sister Maxine, and her brother J.C. all went into show business. Diana made her film debut in the 1934 comedy It's A Gift. At the age of sixteen she married actor Jay Faye. She landed a contract with MGM and appeared in movies like Andy Hardy Meets Debutante and Bitter Sweet. While making Gold Diggers In Paris she became close friends with actress Carole Landis. Diana's marriage to Jay ended in 1939. That same year she met actor William Powell who was more than twenty years older than she. After a whirlwind courtship, the couple eloped on January 6, 1940. Diana had supporting roles in the films Johnny Eager and Cry Havoc. She decided to quit acting in 1943 and devoted herself to being a full-time wife. By all accounts Diana and William enjoyed one of Hollywood's happiest marriages. He gave her the nickname "Mousie" because she was so petite. They had no children but Diana was very close to her stepson William David Powell. She spent much of her time doing charity work and playing golf. In 1984 William passed away at the age of ninety-one. Diana continued to live a quiet life in Palm Springs. She died from pancreatic cancer on January 18, 1997. Diana is buried with William at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

Most Popular Diana Lewis Trailers

Total trailers found: 13

It's a Gift Trailer (1934)

30 November 1934

After he inherits some money, Harold Bissonette ("pronounced bis-on-ay") decides to give up the grocery business, move to California and run an orange grove.

Go West Trailer (1940)

06 December 1940

Embezzler, shill, all around confidence man S. Quentin Quale is heading west to find his fortune; he meets the crafty but simple brothers Joseph and Rusty Panello in a train station, where they steal all his money.

Bitter Sweet Trailer (1940)

08 November 1940

In order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher, Carl Linden, whom she does love.

Johnny Eager Trailer (1941)

09 December 1941

A charming racketeer seduces the DA's daughter for revenge, then falls in love.

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Trailer (1940)

05 July 1940

Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

He Couldn't Say No Trailer (1938)

19 March 1938

A lowly office clerk angers his fiancee and his future mother-in-law by spending money intended for marriage furniture on a statue of a pretty girl, which he refuses to part with at any cost.

Whistling in Dixie Trailer (1942)

01 December 1942

Radio sleuth Wally 'The Fox' Benton travels to Georgia with his fiancé Carol to be married; and to help Carol's college chum, Ellamae Downs, solve a mystery involving a murdered man, old Fort Dixon, and buried treasure.

Love Nest on Wheels Trailer (1937)

26 March 1937

Buster, the eldest son in a family of hillbillies who manage a hotel, attempts to raise money to save the hotel from foreclosure.

The People Vs. Dr. Kildare Trailer (1941)

02 May 1941

An ice skater sues Kildare (Lew Ayres) for malpractice after his roadside first aid leaves her paralyzed.

Cry 'Havoc' Trailer (1943)

23 November 1943

The Army nurses on Bataan need help badly, but when it arrives, it sure isn't what they expected. A motley crew, including a Southern belle, a waitress, and a stripper, show up.

Grand Slam Opera Trailer (1936)

21 February 1936

Elmer Butts is a contestant in a radio amateur hour show hoping to win the first price -- by dancing and juggling!

Forty Little Mothers Trailer (1940)

26 April 1940

An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school.

Gold Diggers in Paris Trailer (1938)

11 June 1938

When the representative of the Paris International Dance Exposition arrives in New York to invite the Academy Ballet of America to compete for monetary prizes, the taxi driver mistakenly brings him to the Club Ballé, a nightclub on the brink of declaring bankruptcy.