Diana Diors. Actress.
A British National Treasure.
I was in what was then ‘the club’ in London, I’d been out of town for a while. A friend from my student days came bowling over, it was Lakey, a big guy with a big personality, I’d always liked him. He dragged me over to meet ‘the wife’ it was Diana Diors.
I was overcome, not with Diana’s clamorous stardom and celebratory but by her huge warmth and charm and her dazzling smile.
Laughing I said all the right things about Lakey, it was easy, as I liked him and Diana was very complementary about me. Chatting we had a few drinks, then I left to join friends I was meeting.
I often saw Lakey and Diana around town, then one day I was at a Charity ‘do’ at the Savoy and there was Diana. We were talking when Sir Hugh Wontner of the Savoy group joined us, I introduced them. Sir Hugh, that sophisticated, powerful, cleaver, ruthless and much honoured man became a laughing boy as Diana with that wonderful smile chatted away he was captivated, I excused myself and did the rounds, thinking Diana was one of the most natural people I had ever met.
Diana Diors, a great lady, a superb actress and truly a National Treasure, the People loved her.