Diane Lane

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Lane in 2011, photo by PrPhotos

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 22, 1965

Ethnicity: English, some German and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Diane Lane is an American actress.

She is the daughter of Burton Eugene Lane, a drama coach with an acting workshop, and Colleen Farrington (Colleen Leigh Farrington), a model, nightclub singer, and Playboy Playmate. Diane has a daughter, model and music writer Eleanor Lambert, with her former husband, actor Christopher Lambert. Her parents’ families were from the state of Georgia.

Diane’s paternal grandfather was Carra Lathrop Lane (the son of Carra/Carl Lee Lane and Buena Mabel Duren). Carra was born in Georgia. Carl was the son of Bryant Lane and Mollie Ann Driver. Buena was the daughter of Pinkney/Pinckney Flowers/Flourney Duren and Martha Annie Knight.

Diane’s paternal grandmother was Nannie/Nanie Mae Crawford (the daughter of William Troupe Crawford and Jesna/Jessene Zeraphie Gardner). Nannie was born in Georgia. William was the son of John Burton Crawford and Sallie Mae Powell. Jesna was the daughter of Joseph Manley Gardner and Sarah Cornelia Sansbury.

Diane’s maternal grandfather was named Leo Farrington.

Diane’s maternal grandmother was Violet Eleanor Biggs (known as Eleanor Scott, the daughter of Samuel Velpo/Vellpo Biggs and Della Adrene Virgie Devilbiss). Violet was born in Oklahoma. Samuel was the son of John Biggs and Margaret Arminda Wilson. Della was the daughter of Isaac Thomas Devilbiss and Cornelia Florence Eby.

Sources: Diane’s paternal grandfather, Carra Lathrop Lane, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Diane’s paternal grandmother, Nannie/Nanie Mae Crawford, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Diane Lane (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Diane’s maternal grandmother, Violet Eleanor Biggs – http://www.findagrave.com

Diane’s maternal grandmother, Violet Eleanor Biggs, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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  1. Yesterday says:

    Hispanic isn’t even a race. Millions of Hispanic people are white. What are you talking about?

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