Dana Hill

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Dana Hill
Birth name Dana Lynne Goetz
Born May 6, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died July 15, 1996 in Burbank, California, USA from a stroke complicated by diabetes
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Two of Us Gabby Gallagher 1981–1982 1 2
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures Scrappy 1987–1988 1 2
Sugar and Spice Ginger 1990 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Fall Guy Libby 1x19 - Child's Play March 24, 1982
Magnum, P.I. Theresa Henderson 3x15 - Basket Case February 3, 1983
The Fall Guy Cassie 2x20 - P.S., I Love You March 16, 1983
The Fall Guy 5x20 - Tag Team April 4, 1986

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(2 Wins in 4 Nominations)


  • Her father, Ted Goetz is a director of commercials
  • Was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was 10 years old which stunted her growth
  • Her paternal grandfather was a sea captain
  • Her great-uncle was producer/former vice-president of 20th Century Fox, William Goetz
  • Had two brothers, Matthew and Daniel
  • Used her mother, Sandy's last name, Hill as her stage name to avoid the appearance of nepotism
  • Her first job was appearing in a 1973 commercial for the YMCA spinning a basketball on her finger with Boston Celtics basketball center Dave Cowens
  • While filming "The Two of Us," Dana (who was 17 years old at the time) would get pulled over the police while driving to the studio because she looked too young to drive.
  • Graduated from Cal Prep High School in Van Nuys, California in 1981
  • Was skilled in swimming, basketball and track as a child