|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1930|
|Death: ||May 13, 2006|
Actress, Singer. She was born in Columbus, Ohio. After making her Broadway debut in the short-lived revue "Small Wonder"(1948), she married director Albert Marre. He cast her as the original Lalume in "Kismet" (1953). Also, she introduced "Not Since Ninevah" and shared the randy "Rahadlakume" with co-star Alfred Drake. After a decade of retirement, she appeared as the original Aldonza in Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion's "Man of La Mancha" (1965), co-starring with Richard Kiley. She repeated her role in London and Paris. Also she worked in "Cry For Us All" (1970) and the legendary flop "Home Sweet Homer" (1975). When pop singer Sheena Easton left the 1992 Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha, Diener returned to the role of Aldonza for the final weeks of the run. She died in Manhattan. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)
Note: She was cremated and her ashes scattered in her birthplace of Colombus, Ohio.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: May 17, 2006
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