Diana Muldaur Biography
Diana Charlton Muldaur professionally known as Diana Muldaur is an American television and film actress. Her television roles include Dr. Katherine Pulaski in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and L.A. Law‘s Rosalind Shays. She was nominated for an Emmy three times: twice for L.A. Law and once for Born Free. She was as well nominated twice for a Q award for L.A. Law.
She started acting in high school and continued on through college, graduating from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1960. She learned acting under Stella Adler and made her name on the New York stage. She was once a board member of the Screen Actors Guild and was the first woman to serve as president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (1983–1985).
Diana Muldaur Age
Diana Muldaur was born on August 19, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York and raised on the Massachusetts island. Her birth sign is Leo and as of 2019, she is 81 years old.
Diana Muldaur Nationality
She is an American citizen.
Diana Muldaur Family
She is the daughter of Charles Edward Arrowsmith Muldaur (father) and Alice Patricia Muldaur (mother). She is the older sister of singer-songwriter Geoff Muldaur, who is the former husband of singer Maria Muldaur. She is also the aunt of singer-songwriter Jenni Muldaur and singer-songwriter Clare Muldaur-Manchon. She lived in Los Angeles from 1970 to 1991.
Diana Muldaur Marriage
She was married to actor James Vickery, her co-star on the television series The Secret Storm, until his death from cancer in 1979. She then married writer and producer Robert Dozier (son of producer William Dozier), who died of prostate cancer in 2012.
She is a former Airedale Terrier breeder, owner, and judge.
Diana Muldaur Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars.
Diana Muldaur Actress
In 1965, he landed the role of Ann Wicker in the CBS daytime soap opera The Secret Storm. She then did a five-episode arc as Jeannie Orloff in the final season of Richard Chamberlain’s NBC medical drama, Dr. Kildare. Various roles as a guest star in episodes of numerous television show followed, including I Spy, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Invaders, Mannix, Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-O, The F.B.I., The Virginian, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and a two-episode arc on the Ben Gazzara drama Run for Your Life.
Multiple collaborations between her and Burt Reynolds began when she in an episode of Hawk (1966), a weekly procedural with Reynolds in the title role. Subsequently, both guest-starred in a third-season episode of The F.B.I. (1968), and she turned in a memorable guest performance in an episode of Reynolds’ series Dan August (1970).
In 1967, she guest-starred on the Gunsmoke episode “Fandango” with James Arness. An excerpt of that episode’s dialogue was sampled on the Pink Floyd album The Wall, after “Hey You” and before the brief song “Is There, Anybody, Out There?”.
Harold Robbins’ The Survivors afforded Muldaur her first big break when in 1969, she landed the role of Belle in the high-profile new ABC primetime serial. The soap, a comeback vehicle for Hollywood icon Lana Turner, was canceled early into the 1970 television season after 15 episodes. The cast also included Ralph Bellamy and George Hamilton.
After the cancellation of The Survivors, she accepted a group of critically celebrated supporting roles in many high-profile motion pictures: She received critical acclaim for a pivotal supporting role in The Swimmer (1968) with Burt Lancaster, which she filmed prior to gaining renown in Star Trek and The Survivors; Number One, released in August 1969, was a crowd-pleasing football film starring Charlton Heston and Jessica Walter, and the moody psychological thriller The Other with Uta Hagen was released in 1972.
In actuality, her more substantial film roles during this time were those that garnered the most commercial success: Sidney J. Furie’s The Lawyer (1970), One More Train to Rob (1971) with George Peppard, and the John Wayne crime drama, McQ (1974).
She appeared in the ensemble-apocalypse thriller Chosen Survivors (1974) with Jackie Cooper, Richard Jaeckel and Barbara Babcock. In 1977, she played Elaine Mati, the concerned wife of mentally unstable doctor Telly Savalas in the independent film Beyond Reason.
In 1971, she guest-starred in a first-season episode of Alias Smith and Jones, “The Great Shell Game”. In the second season of Kung Fu in 1973, opposite David Carradine, she guest-starred in the episode “The Elixir” playing a traveling show-woman who yearned for freedom from men—topical at the time—and starred in the pilot episode of Charlie’s Angels. In a 1972 Hawaii Five-O episode, she was a guest star along with Ricardo Montalban.
Muldaur had a recurring role as Judge Eleanor Hooper on The Tony Randall Show during the show’s 1976–1978 run and was a guest star in season 2 of Fantasy Island. She guest-starred on The Incredibles Hulk, playing the part of Helen Banner, David Banner’s sister, in the Season 3, episode “Homecoming” in November 1979. In 1981, she played a nun in the fifth-season episode “Sanctuary”.
In 1975, she made a guest appearance in an episode of The Rockford Files as “Mrs. Bannister”, a woman who has an affair with a former cellmate of the series’ title character. During this time, She also appeared on Quincy M.E., The Streets of San Francisco, The Love Boat, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and Hart to Hart, among others. She appeared in the first season of Angela Lansbury’s Murder, She Wrote.
Diana appeared in one episode in the first season of The Rockford Files in 1975. In 1977, she guest-starred in the second episode (“Mirror Image”) of the short-lived CBS espionage series Hunter. In the early 1990s, she also guest-starred on two episodes of Matlock as well as Empty Nest with Richard Mulligan and the pilot for Aaron Spelling’s Hearts Are Wild.
Diana Muldaur Star Trek
In 1968, Diana appeared in the original Star Trek episodes “Return to Tomorrow” (as Science Officer Dr. Ann Mulhall), and in “Is There in Truth No Beauty?” as Dr. Miranda Jones. During this time, a friendship with creator Gene Roddenberry formed that led to him casting her as Marg in the television movie Planet Earth (1974) with John Saxon. Later she appeared as Dr. Katherine Pulaski in 20 episodes of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation(1988–1989).
Diana Muldaur List Recurring Roles
• Born Free
• A Year in the Life
• Star Trek: The Next Generation
• L.A. Law
• Batman: The Animated Series
Diana Muldaur Movies
• The Swimmer (1968) – Cynthia
• Number One (1969) – Ann Marley
• The Lawyer (1970) – Ruth Petrocelli
• One More Train to Rob (1971) – Katy
• The Other (1972) – Alexandra
• McQ (1974) – Lois
• Planet Earth (1974, TV Movie) – Marg
• Chosen Survivors (1974) – Alana Fitzgerald
• Pine Canyon is Burning (1977, TV movie) – Sandra
• Beyond Reason (1985) – Elaine
• Murder in Three Acts (1986, TV movie) – Angela Stafford
• Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991, TV movie) – Frances