Aug. 19th, 1938
New York City, New York
5' 5 1/2
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Diana Charlton Muldaur is an American film and television actress. Muldaur's television roles include L.A. Law's Rosalind Shays and Dr. Katherine Pulaski in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She' been Emmy-nominated three times: twice for L.A. Law and once for Born Free.
Born in New York City, but raised on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Muldaur started acting in high school and continued on through college, graduating from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1960. She studied acting under Stella Adler and made her name on the New York stage. She was at one point a board member of the Screen Actors Guild and was the first woman to serve as president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
- In celebration of the _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) 40th Aniversary, several conventions were held in its honor. Diana hadn't done a Star Trek convention in 10 years. She participated in one in Las Vegas on Sept. 15, 2006, along with several other Star Trek veterans.
- Worked together with L.A. Law co-star 'Richard Dysart' (qv) at New York's legendary Circle in the Square Theatre in the 1960s.
- The scene where her _"L.A. Law" (1986)_ (qv) character Rosalind Shays is discovered in bed with her enemy Leland McKenzie, played by 'Richard Dysart' (qv), was ranked as the 38th greatest moment in television (the list originally appeared in the March 1991 issue of EGG magazine).
- Playmates Toys released an action figure in her likeness as the character "Dr. Pulaski" from _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv).
- Former president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Appeared in the 1967 _"Gunsmoke" (1955)_ (qv) episode "Fandango". A portion of this episode can be heard on the album "The Wall" by 'Pink Floyd' (qv), during the intro to the song 'Is There Anybody Out There".
- A former Screen Actors Guild board member, she later went on to become president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
- According to director 'Paul Lynch (I)' (qv), Diana had trouble remembering her lines on Star Trek: The Next Generation. To help her out, her lines were put on cue cards for her to look at. (Star Trek magazine, Sept/Oct 2007).
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