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« on: March 08, 2020, 11:45:59 PM »

Diana Davidson is the actress who played the swimmer killed at the start of the first Dirty Harry movie. Here's a short description and some stills from the scene:

https://cinemorgue.fandom.com/wiki/Diana_Davidson

In the IMDB cast list, she's listed as an Aussie actress who was born in 1929:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0203296/

which meant that she would have been more than 40 years old when the scene was shot.

Here's a photo of the actress from 1956:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/actors-long-career-was-full-of-firsts-20110612-1fz1l.html

and from 1966:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/shandy-the-old-english-sheep-dog-who-plays-an-important-news-photo/1078710308

There's another Diana Davidson listed in IMDB:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7327609/

and her only film listed is Scared to Death (1980):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c39PwyRkPWs

I haven't seen the movie, but I think she's the dark-haired woman in the still in this article about the movie:

http://www.coolasscinema.com/2010/05/scared-to-death-1981-review.html

The singer Rick Springfield is mentioned in the article, and in one Twitter entry he shares this old picture of himself with Diana and her brother Doug:

https://twitter.com/rickspringfield/status/560939457898348546

and is also shown in this picture from Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.ch/pin/431008626810564688/

This is probably the brother Doug:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0203301/

but his sister isn't mentioned in the bio.

Finally, her filmography in BFI shows even more films, including the ones just mentioned:

https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2ba251e4df

If anyone can provide more information about this, let me know. I'd like to make corrections in the Dirty Harry entry in IMDB.
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