Diane Shalet

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Diane Shalet
Born(1935-02-23)February 23, 1935
DiedFebruary 23, 2006(2006-02-23) (aged 71)
Palm Springs, California

Diane Shalet (February 23, 1935 – February 23, 2006) was an American Broadway and television character actress. She was perhaps best known for her recurring role as Ms. Hawkins in the drama Matlock. She made a guest appearance on The Monkees in the season two episode, "The Fairy Tale", as The Fairy of The Locket (January 8, 1968).


Shalet made over 200 guest appearances on episodic television shows.They include Bonanza, Born Free (TV series), and Cagney & Lacey.

A life member of The Actors Studio,[1] she was the author of the 1994 fiction novel Grief in a Sunny Climate. (ISBN 0-312-11054-5)

Personal life[edit]

Shalet was married to fellow actor Michael Strong, with whom she appeared in an episode of the television detective series Harry O.[citation needed]


Shalet died on February 23, 2006, her 71st birthday.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 280. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.

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