WESTON, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Redding’s Diana Canova!
Canova, who owns a home in Redding, turns 61 on Sunday. The actress and singer was born June 1, 1953, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Canova made her television acting debut in a 1974 episode of "Happy Days." She later guest starred on episodes of "Chico and the Man" and "Starsky and Hutch" and appeared in television films before landing the role of Corinne Tate on "Soap" in 1977. She remained with the series until 1980.
In 1979, Canova made one appearance on the ABC series "Barney Miller" and later in 1980, ABC executives offered Canova her own television series, starring alongside Danny Thomas in "I'm a Big Girl Now" and also was cast as Sandy Beatty in "Throb!"
In 1993, she co-starred in the ABC sitcom "Home Free." Since the mid-1990s, she has mainly done voice work for cartoons in video shorts. In 1995, she played "Jenny" in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company."
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