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Leora Dana Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Biography

Leora Dana Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth April 1, 1923
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death December 13, 1983

Leora Dana was an American film, stage, and television actor who was cast in a variety of television projects which include the likes of The Philco Television PlayhouseThe Motorola Television HourArmstrong Circle TheatreStudio OneStar TonightAlcoa Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Telephone TimeKraft Television TheatreSuspicion, Schlitz Playhouse of StarsClimax!Shirley Temple‘s Storybook, The United States Steel HourThe Third Man, Dick Powell‘s Zane Grey TheatrePlayhouse 90, Startime, The Aquanauts, Seventh Avenue, The Asphalt JungleThe DefendersBus StopBen Casey, Stoney BurkeN.Y.P.D., The LieutenantChanningSlattery’s PeopleThe Nurses, For the PeopleThe American ParadeThe Adams ChroniclesAnother World, and Judd, for the Defense. In addition to that, her film credits include The GroupValley of the Kings3:10 to Yuma, Williamsburg: The Story of a PatriotSome Came RunningKings Go ForthBaby It’s You, Amityville 3-D, Pollyanna, A Gathering of EaglesThe Boston StranglerChange of HabitTora! Tora! Tora!, Shoot the MoonWild RoversNurseThe Working Mother, and Nothing Lasts Forever.

Born Name

Leora Shepherd Dana

Nick Name


Leora Dana as seen in the trailer for 'Some Came Running' (1958)
Leora Dana as seen in the trailer for ‘Some Came Running’ (1958) (Trailer for “Some Came Running” (1958) / Trailer for “Some Came Running” (1958) / Public Domain)


She was born on April 1, 1923.


On December 13, 1983, Leora Dana died of cancer at the age of 60 in New York City, New York, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Leora Dana studied at Barnard College (officially titled Barnard College, Columbia University), a private women’s liberal arts college located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. She also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), a drama school situated in London, England, United Kingdom.


Actor, Stage Artist


  • Siblings – Doris Dana (Older Sister; 1920 – November 28, 2006) (Translator, Author, Associate of the Chilean Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral), Ethel Dana (Older Sister) (Served as a medical doctor in California)




5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Leora Dana dated –

  1. Kurt Kasznar (1950-1958) – She got married to Kurt Kasznar in the year 1950. However, after being married for some years, the duo got divorced in 1958.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Thin frame

Leora Dana Facts

  1. Her family lost almost all of their money and property in the wake of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Despite that, Leora and her siblings were able to receive a thorough education as part of those funds had already been set aside in trust funds for the education of the children.
  2. Leora Dana made her stage debut in London in 1947. The following year, she debuted on Broadway in a production of The Madwoman of Chaillot. This role earned her the Clarence Derwent Award.
  3. She made her first film appearance as Lovely Girl in the 1954 Eastmancolor adventure film Valley of the Kings, starring Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, and Samia Gamal. However, Leora Dana’s role went uncredited.
  4. For her performance in The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, she won the Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play” in 1973.
  5. Leora Dana portrayed the character of Abigail Smith Adams (age 44–74) (the wife and closest advisor of diplomat John Adams as well as the mother of politician and diplomat John Quincy Adams) in the 13-episode drama miniseries The Adams Chronicles in 1976.
  6. In 1977, she was cast as Mrs. Gold in the 6-part television miniseries Seventh Avenue. The series is based on the 1967 Norman Bogner novel of the same name.
  7. Leora Dana played the role of Sylvie Kosloff in the NBC soap opera Another World from 1979 to 1980.
  8. For her last film role, she was seen as Joyce in the science fiction comedy-drama film Nothing Lasts Forever in 1984. The film stars Zach Galligan, Lauren Tom, Mort Sahl, Anita Ellis, Sam Jaffe, Bill Murray, Imogene Coca, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Fisher, Rosemary De Angelis, Apollonia van Ravenstein, Paul Rogers, and Calvert DeForest.

Featured Image by Trailer for “Some Came Running” (1958) / Trailer for “Some Came Running” (1958) / Public Domain

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