Turning 80, Hollywood Beauty Diane McBain Tackles New Career
The Best of Times|June 2021
Tinseltown Talks
Nick Thomas

According to Diane McBain who turned 80 in May, it’s never too late to begin a new chapter in your life. Along with co-author Michael Gregg Michaud (see www.facebook.com/michael.michaud.90), the 60s glamour gal published her autobiography “Famous Enough: A Hollywood Memoir” in 2014. She also recently penned her first novel, “The Laughing Bear.”

“And I've got another ready to be published,” said McBain from the retirement community in Woodland Hills, California, where she has lived for several years. “I have a cottage here and spend my time writing my heart out. So you can start a new career whenever you want.”

2021 is also special for the actress since it was 60 years ago this year that her favorite film, “Claudelle Inglish,” was released in which she portrayed a ‘good girl’ who turns very bad.

“It was just my third film, so playing the title character gave me a great opportunity to test my acting wings,” she recalled. “I had led a very sheltered life growing up in Glendale (California), so playing the bad girl was an interesting challenge.”

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