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Also Known As: Diane Carol Baker Died:
Born: February 25, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: actor, documentary filmmaker, writer, producer

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This tall, lean, delicate leading and secondary player made her screen debut as Margot, the older sister, in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and has gone on to play numerous wives and, in maturity, strong female characters. Diane Baker began her career soon after turning 20 in "Diary". Also in 1959, she was seen in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Best of Everything". Baker was cast by Alfred Hitchcock in "Marnie" (1964), as Lil, the sister-in-law of Sean Connery who would like to be his next wife. But by the late 60s, film roles became occasional for Baker, and she was often seen in small, albeit key, roles. In "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), she was Senator Ruth Martin seen pleading for the life of her abducted daughter in a noisy, flashy airport hanger. She was mother to Sandra Bullock in "The Net" (1995) and Matthew Broderick in Ben Stiller's "The Cable Guy" (1996).

This tall, lean, delicate leading and secondary player made her screen debut as Margot, the older sister, in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and has gone on to play numerous wives and, in maturity, strong female characters. Diane Baker began her career soon after turning 20 in "Diary". Also in 1959, she was seen in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Best of Everything". Baker was cast by Alfred Hitchcock in "Marnie" (1964), as Lil, the sister-in-law of Sean Connery who would like to be his next wife. But by the late 60s, film roles became occasional for Baker, and she was often seen in small, albeit key, roles. In "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), she was Senator Ruth Martin seen pleading for the life of her abducted daughter in a noisy, flashy airport hanger. She was mother to Sandra Bullock in "The Net" (1995) and Matthew Broderick in Ben Stiller's "The Cable Guy" (1996).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Ballerina (2007)
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 Mighty Wind, A (2003) Supreme Folk Defense Lawyer
7.
 Harrison's Flowers (2000) Mary Francis
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 About Sarah (1998) Lila
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 Murder at 1600 (1997) Kitty Neil
10.
 Cable Guy, The (1996) Steven'S Mother
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1959:
Made film acting debut, "The Diary of Anne Frank"; also appeared in her first TV drama, "Della" (syndicated)
1966:
Made TV-movie debut, "The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones"
1973:
Made TV series debut as regular, "Here We Go Again"
1971:
Directed documentary "Ashiana"
1974:
Portrayed Katie Nolan in TV remake of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
1976:
Formed own company, Artemis Productions
1978:
Wrote Afterschool Special, "One of a Kind"
1985:
Produced miniseries "A Woman of Substance"
1991:
Co-starred in "Silence of the Lambs"
1996:
Played Matthew Broderick's mother in "The Cable Guy"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -

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companion:
Michael Lerner. Actor. Academy Award nomineee for "Barton Fink"; have had ongoing relationship for numerous years.

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father:
Clyde L Baker.
mother:
Dorothy Helen Baker. Actor. Appeared in several early Marx Brothers movies; died on October 15, 1992.

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