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Diana Dors

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Diana Dors

Diana Dors (October 23 1931May 4 1984) was a British actress born in Swindon, England as Diana Fluck. She was considered the British equivalent of the blonde bombshells of Hollywood. Her best work as an actress was when she played a murderer in the 1956 film Yield To The Night. She had previously worked with Jack Hylton.

She was once married to future Family Feud game show host Richard Dawson, and later married actor Alan Lake.

Quote

"They asked me to change my name. I suppose they were afraid that if my real name, Diana Fluck, was in lights and one of the lights blew..."

Trivia

Included on The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover art as the blonde in the front row on the right in the gold dress and white gloves.

See the list of her movies and other details at the IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002047)

Before she died of cancer in 1984, Dors hid away what she claimed to be over two million dollars in banks across Europe. 18 months before her death, she gave her son Mark Dawson a sheet of paper, which she told him was a code that would reveal the whereabouts of the money. Her husband, Alan Lake, supposedly had the key that would crack the code. But Lake committed suicide only five months after Dors died, leaving Dawson an apparently unsolvable code. Dawson, however, was determined to discover his late mother's fortune. He sought out computer forensic specialists Inforenz (http://www.inforenz.com), who recognized the encryption as the Vigenère cipher. Inforenz then used their own cryptography software to suggest a ten-letter decryption key, DMARYFLUCK (short for Diana Mary Fluck, Dors' real name). Although the company was then able to decode the entire message and link it to a bank statement found in some of Lake's paper, the location of the money is still unknown. Some speculate whether there may have been a second sheet, whose information may have led to the discovery of the money. Channel 4 did a television program about the mystery and created website (http://www.channel4.com/culture/microsites/D/diana_dors/index.html) where users can read more and help solve the mystery.Template:UK-actor-stub

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