|Born||April 1, 1923|
New York City, U.S.
|Died||December 13, 1983 (aged 60)|
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||American film, TV and stage actress|
(m. 1950; div. 1958)
|Awards||Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play|
Leora Dana (April 1, 1923 – December 13, 1983) was an American film, stage and television actress.
Dana was born in New York City and graduated from Barnard College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
In 1947, Dana made her stage debut in London. In 1948, she debuted on Broadway in The Madwoman of Chaillot.
After appearing in the 1957 western 3:10 to Yuma with Van Heflin and Glenn Ford, Dana had supporting roles in two 1958 Frank Sinatra films; Kings Go Forth and Some Came Running. Her other film credits included Pollyanna (1960), A Gathering of Eagles (1963), The Group (1966), The Boston Strangler (1968), Change of Habit (1969), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Wild Rovers (1971), Shoot the Moon (1982), Baby It's You (1983), and Amityville 3-D (1983).
Dana guest-starred in three episodes of the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In 1961, Dana appeared in an episode ("The Scott Machine") of the television series The Asphalt Jungle, and later appeared in the 1977 miniseries Seventh Avenue. In 1978–1979, Dana played the role of alcoholic clothing designer Sylvie Kosloff, the biological mother of villainess Iris Cory (Beverlee McKinsey) on the NBC daytime soap opera Another World.
Dana won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play in 1973 for The Last of Mrs. Lincoln and the Clarence Derwent Award for her work in The Madwoman of Chaillot.
Dana was married to actor Kurt Kasznar from 1950 to 1958; the childless union ended in divorce.
Dana died of cancer, aged 60, December 13, 1983 in New York City..
|1954||Valley of the Kings||Lovely Girl||Uncredited|
|1957||3:10 to Yuma||Alice Evans|
|1958||Kings Go Forth||Mrs. Blair|
|1958||Some Came Running||Agnes Hirsh|
|1960||Pollyanna||Mrs. Paul Ford|
|1963||A Gathering of Eagles||Evelyn Fowler|
|1966||The Group||Mrs. Renfrew|
|1968||The Boston Strangler||Mary Bottomly|
|1969||Change of Habit||Mother Joseph|
|1970||Tora! Tora! Tora!||Mrs. Kramer|
|1971||Wild Rovers||Nell Buckman|
|1982||Shoot the Moon||Charlotte DeVoe|
|1983||Baby It's You||Miss Vernon|
|1983||Amityville 3-D||Emma Caswell|
|1984||Nothing Lasts Forever||Joyce||(final film role)|
|1950||The Philco Television Playhouse||Emmy Blanchard||"Nocturne"|
|1951||The Philco Television Playhouse||Clarice||"Mr. Arcularis"|
|1954||The Motorola Television Hour||Thea||"Black Chiffon"|
|1956||Armstrong Circle Theatre||Ruth||"Man in Shadow"|
|1955||Studio One||Laura Ford||"The Incredible World of Horace Ford"|
|1956||Studio One||Margaret Norton||"The Arena"|
|1956||Star Tonight||Mrs. Teeling||"The Chevigny Man"|
|1956||Telephone Time||Elizabeth Barrett Browning||"Mr. and Mrs. Browning"|
|1956||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Irene Cole / Vera Brown||"The Legacy", "John Brown's Body"|
|1956||Kraft Television Theatre||Louise||"The Sears Girl"|
|1957||Kraft Television Theatre||Marion Hunter||"The Medallion"|
|1957||Climax!||Rose Skinner||"Tunnel of Fear"|
|1957||Schlitz Playhouse of Stars||Mrs. Ditwiter||"The Traveling Corpse"|
|1958||Suspicion||Sue Carey||"The Eye of Truth"|
|1958||Shirley Temple's Storybook||Dame Van Winkle||"Rip Van Winkle"|
|1958||The United States Steel Hour||Abby Hill||"The Bromley Touch"|
|1959||Alcoa Theatre||Janet Kennedy||"High Class Type of Mongrel"|
|1959||The Third Man||Gwen Easterday||"Death of an Overlord"|
|1959||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Naomi Shawn||"Your Witness"|
|1959||Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre||Anne Coleman||"King of the Valley"|
|1960||Playhouse 90||Eleanor Lambert||"A Dream of Treason"|
|1960||Startime||Mrs. Tawley||"Incident at a Corner"|
|1961||The Aquanauts||Viviam||"The Margot Adventure"|
|1961||The Asphalt Jungle||Doris Scott||"The Scott Machine"|
|1961||The Working Mother||Laura Tyler||TV film|
|1961||The Defenders||Carol Clark||"The Treadmill"|
|1962||Bus Stop||Katherine Benson||"The Opposite Virtues"|
|1962||Ben Casey||Mrs. Duncan||"And Even Death Shall Die"|
|1963||Stoney Burke||Ellen Mundorf||"The King of the Hill"|
|1964||Channing||Fran||"A Claim to Immortality"|
|1964||The Lieutenant||Edith Kaine||"Operation – Actress"|
|1964||Slattery's People||Mary Sanborn||"Question: What Is Truth?"|
|1965||The Nurses||Betty Bauer||"Act of Violence"|
|1965||For the People||Betty Bauer||"Act of Violence: Part 2"|
|1967||Judd, for the Defense||Elizabeth Rossiter||"Conspiracy"|
|1969||N.Y.P.D.||Frieda Elliot||"Everybody Loved Him"|
|1974||The American Parade||Susan B. Anthony||"We the Women"|
|1976||The Adams Chronicles||Abigail Smith Adams (age 44–74)||TV miniseries|
|1977||Seventh Avenue||Mrs. Gold||TV miniseries|
|1979–80||Another World||Sylvie Kosloff||TV series|
|1980||Nurse||Celia O'Brien||TV film|
|1952||Grand Central Station||Seed of Doubt|