Diana Dors and Richard Dawson

Diana Dors and Richard Dawson

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(12 April 1959 - 1966) (divorced) 2 children

19July 58 Joe Collins, the father of starlets Jackie and Joan, talks her into a variety tour, The Diana Dors Show. Yeardye suggests a young comedian they met recently at the Stork Club in London, Richard Dawson.

on tour she falls for Dawson. She asks Yeardye to leave and accuses him of having stolen 18,000 pounds.

3 January 1959 she and Dawson are off to New York for "The Steve Allen Show" and, later, to Hollywood

12 April 1959 marries British comedian Richard "Dickie" Dawson in New York City. She appears on "The Steve Allen Show" that night.

4 February 1960 gives birth to her son Mark Richard Dawson

27 June 1962 gives birth to her son Gary at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood. His godparents are Steve Allen, Liberace, Terry-Thomas, and Pamela Mason.

17 January 1964 files for divorce and claims custody, but returns to Dawson reluctantly shortly afterwards. She begins to hate living in Hollywood. She and her husband drift apart.

1966/1967 divorces Dawson
Commenced Dating
August 1958
12 April 1959
17 January 1964
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Given Name(s)
Date of Birth

Mark David  Male

Gary  Male

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Richard Dawson was married to Diana Dors. They started dating in August, 1958. They were married on 12th April, 1959. After 6 years of marriage they separated on 17th January, 1964, and divorced in 1966. They had 2 children: Mark David, their eldest son, is 55 years old; and Gary, their youngest son, is 53 years old.

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