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Didi Conn Bio
|Edith Conn Bernstein was born on 13th July 1951. She is professionally known as Didi Conn, a film, stage and television actress from the U.S.
Didi Conn is popularly known for her work as Frenchie in Grease and Denise in the TV series Benson. Conn was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a clinical psychologist.
|Didi Conn Age||
She was born on 13th July 1951Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Didi Conn Husband(s)||
Frankie Conn (m. 1975; div. 1978)
David Shire (m. 1982)
|Didi Conn Children||Daniel Shire (son)|
|Didi Conn Net Worth||She has an Estimated Net Worth of $ 5 Million|
Didi Conn Career
Conn made her debut as an actress in the 1960s. Her notable characters since the 1970s include:
- Laurie Robinson in You Light Up My Life, 1977 (for which Kasey Cisyk provided the character’s singing voice)
- “Frenchie” in the feature films Grease (1978) and Grease 2 (1982)
- Helen on The Practice (1976–77)
- Denise Stevens Downey on Benson (1981–85)
- Stacy Jones on Shining Time Station (1989–95)
Conn played the voice for Raggedy Ann in the animated feature Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977) directed by Richard Williams. Her voice is one of her trademarks. She appeared as a celebrity guest on game shows like Match Game, The $20,000 $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000 Pyramids, Chain Reaction and Go.
Conn starred as Pearl in the play A Heap of Livin’ by Elliot Shoenman in 2013, at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.
Coon had a cameo as Vi in the Grease: Live television special on Fox in January 2016, thus being the only actress to appear in all three screen adaptations of the franchise. Besides, she has appeared in numerous other roles on television.
Didi Conn Dancing on Ice
Dancing On Ice 2019 returns to ITV this Sunday, January 6, at 6 pm, airing until 8 pm. In late 2018, it was announced that Conn would be a contestant on the eleventh series of the UK television show, Dancing on Ice. She is set to appear on the show 6th January 2019.
Didi Conn Activism
Conn’s son Daniel was diagnosed with autism. On 13th November 2008, she was named national celebrity spokesperson for Autism Speaks. She served as a spokesperson for the National Alliance for Autism Research, now part of Autism Speaks. Conn has performed at benefits for Foundation for Educating Children with Autism (FECA).
On 27th September 2008, Conn performed with David Shire and Lynne Wintersteller at a benefit performance for Barack Obama in Nyack, New York.
Didi Conn Personal life
Edith Bernstein was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Her father was a clinical psychologist, and “Didi” was her childhood nickname. She went to school at Midwood High School. Her brother, Richard Bernstein is an opera singer.
Didi Conn Husband, Children
Conn was married to her first husband, Frank “Frankie” Conn in 1975, but they divorced in 1978.
She has been married to composer David Shire since 1982 and together have one son, Daniel Shire, who was diagnosed with autism. Conn is the stepmother of Matthew Shire, a Los Angeles screenwriter and the son of Talia Shire, who was David’s first wife.