22 Dec, 2022
By FactsWow Team
On Wednesday, Diane McBain passed away after battling liver cancer
McBain passed away aged 81 after battling liver Cancer while at her residence in the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Credits: The Hollywood Reporter
Right before her death, Michael Gregg Michaud's writing partner wrote on her Facebook account on November 18 that she was ill and on a rough patch.
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A talent agency discovered McBain at the age of 17 while she was performing in a high school play.
Diane briefly worked as a model for print and television commercials before making her television debut in 1959 on the western series Maverick and later appeared on 77 Sunset Strip.
She attributes getting her first film role in the 1960 historical drama Ice Palace after finding success on television, prompting her to sign a talent contract early in her career.
Following the signing of her contract, McBain's career took off. She landed a part on Surfside 6 alongside Van Williams and Tory Donahue and went on to star in more movies, such as 1966's Spinout, which starred Elvis Presley.
After the musical, she played next to another popular culture star, Adam West, in the 1966 live version of Batman.
As her career progressed, she married fellow actor Rodney Burke for two years in 1972 and gave birth to her son Evan Burke in 1973.
She co-wrote the autobiography Famous Enough: A Hollywood Memoir in 2014, and her debut book, The Laughing Bear, was released in 2020.
Credits: A Piece of the Action(1967)
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