Diana Canova in 2010
|Born||Diane Canova Rivero |
June 1, 1953
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Hollywood High School|
|Alma mater||Los Angeles City College|
|Spouse(s)||Geoff Levin (1976–1979) |
Elliot Scheiner (1985–present)
|Parents||Judy Canova |
Diana Canova (born June 1, 1953) is an American actress known for her role of promiscuous daughter Corinne Tate on Soap, from 1977 to 1980.
Canova made her television acting debut in a 1974 episode of Happy Days. She later guest starred on episodes of Chico and the Man and Starsky and Hutch and appeared in television films before landing the role of Corinne Tate on Soap in 1977. She remained with the series until 1980.
Later in 1980, ABC executives offered Canova her own television series, starring alongside Danny Thomas in I'm a Big Girl Now. The show lasted just one season. She was cast as Sandy Beatty in Throb!, a sitcom which was broadcast in syndication from 1986 to 1988.
In 1993, she co-starred in the ABC sitcom Home Free. Since the mid-1990s, she has mainly done voice work for cartoons in video shorts. In 1995, she played "Jenny" in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Company.
Canova spent a number of years as a member of the Church of Scientology, an organization she later began to criticize. She found the Scientologists straightforward in their desire for money, declaring in 1993 in a Premier magazine interview, "The first time I walked in those doors, they said, 'Just give us all the money in your bank account.'" She also criticized the Church's counseling practice called auditing, when she said "They're telling you, 'Don't spend $100 an hour on a shrink's couch, it'll ruin your mind.' Auditing is so much better?"
- Born Diane Canova Rivero on June 2, 1953 per Canova family genealogy site
- "Diana Canova". lacitycollege.edu. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- Tucker, Suzi (2010-12-12). "Redding Resident of the Week: Diana Canova". weston-ct.patch.com. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- John H. Richardson, "The poorer and famous Hollywood Scientologists", Premiere, September 1993
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