Michael Douglas‘ mother Diana Douglas Webster, a former actress and Kirk Douglas‘ first wife, has died. She was 92.

Diana Douglas Webster Died

Douglas Webster’s passing was confirmed by her third husband of 15 years, Donald Webster. She passed away at a hospital in Woodland Hills following a battle with cancer, reported CNN.

“She was a person much beloved by everyone,” Webster said. “One of her greatest qualities was that she was always thinking of the other person.”

“She had many talents. She had an amazing circle of friends who really loved and cared about her, the kindest people you would meet,” he added. “She was a great lady, truly an exceptional person.”


Born Diana Love Dill, the Douglas matriarch met Kirk Douglas in New York City while they were both studying acting in the late 1930s early 1940s. They were married in New Orleans in 1943. The following year, they welcomed their first son Michael Douglas and their second son Joel  in 1947. In 1951, the two divorced.

Following the divorce, Douglas Webster raised her sons in Connecticut while continuing her acting career in New York City. She appeared on TV shows Naked City, Flipper, Barnaby Jones, Cagney & Lacey, Dynasty, Knots Landing, The West Wing and ER. 

Webster is survived by sons Michael and Joel and grandchildren, Cameron, Dylan and Carys.



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