Diana Darrin

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Diana Darrin
Harriett B. Tenin

(1933-04-15) April 15, 1933 (age 91)
Other namesThelia Darin
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1952–1973
Normand Richards
(m. 1964; div. 1983)

Diana Darrin (born Harriett B. Tenin; April 15, 1933) is an American actress and singer. She has made over 35 film and television appearances in her career.

Early years[edit]

Darrin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tenin.[1]


Diana Darrin is an American actress of film and television, born in New Haven, Connecticut. She spent the early years of her career appearing in several later Three Stooges films such as He Cooked His Goose, Shot in the Frontier, and A Merry Mix Up.[2] Later appearances include a starring role in The Broken Land with Jack Nicholson, High School Confidential, Reform School Girls, and Slither. She appeared on several television series including Bonanza and McHale's Navy.

Personal life[edit]

Darrin was engaged to David Marshall Williams, the inventor of the M1 carbine rifle.[3] They never married, however.[4]

On October 3, 1964, Darrin married Norman R. Kurtzman, her hairdresser, in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Hairdresser Marries Diana Darrin in L.A." The Bridgeport Post. Connecticut, Bridgeport. United Press International. October 5, 1964. p. 51. Retrieved March 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. Open access icon
  2. ^ Profile of The Three Stooges filmography, threestooges.net; accessed October 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Gun Inventor To Wed". Daily Independent Journal. California, San Rafael. United Press. January 21, 1958. p. 2. Retrieved March 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. Open access icon
  4. ^ Scott, Vernon (March 5, 1975). "Actress Recalls 'Carbine' Williams". York Daily Record. Pennsylvania, York. United Press International. p. 24. Retrieved March 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. Open access icon

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