Didi Conn Biography (1951-)

Original name, Didi Bernstein; born July 13, 1951, in Brooklyn, NY; father, aclinical psychologist; married David Shire (a composer); children: Danny. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.

Actress, voice performer
Birth Details
July 13, 1951
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Voice of Raggedy Ann, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Twentieth Century-Fox,1977
  • Laurie Robinson, You Light Up My Life, Columbia, 1977
  • Donna DeVito, Almost Summer, Universal, 1978
  • Frenchy, Grease, Paramount, 1978
  • Title role, Violet, 1981
  • Frenchy, Grease II, Paramount, 1982
  • Actress, "Mutual Orgasms," Funny, Original Cinema, 1988
  • Stacy Jones, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Destination Films, 2000
  • Patrice, Shooting Vegetarians, Cineblast Productions, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Keep on Truckin', ABC, 1975
  • Helen, The Practice, ABC, 1976
  • Voice, The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show (animated), ABC, 1980
  • Voice of Cup Cake, Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (animated), ABC, 1980-1982
  • Denise Stevens Downey, Benson, ABC, 1981-1985
  • Voice, Bad Cat (animated), ABC, 1984
  • Stacy Jones, Shining Time Station, PBS, 1990-1993
  • Movies
  • Television actress, Genesis II, CBS, 1973
  • Julie Evans, Murder at the Mardi Gras, CBS, 1978
  • Eve Harris, Three on a Date, ABC, 1978
  • Episodic
  • Joyce, "Kiss Me Sickly," Happy Days, ABC, 1975
  • $20,000 Pyramid (game show), ABC, 197819791981
  • Patty Maloney, "Sleeping Dogs," Hotel, ABC, 1985
  • Dinah Roswell, Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987
  • Wanda, "All That Glitters," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987
  • Birdy Belker, "Ghost Rider," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987
  • Ms. Tressman, "He Ain't Guilty, He's My Brother," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1998
  • The Montel Williams Show, 2001
  • Appeared as guest player, Body Language, CBS; and as guest panelist, The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour, NBC.
  • Specials
  • Receptionist, "Working," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982
  • Circus of the Stars #7, CBS, 1982
  • Stacy Jones, Shining Time Station, PBS, 1989
  • Herself and Frenchy, VH-1 Where Are They Now: Grease, VH1, 1998
  • Herself and Frenchy, VH1's Behind the Music: Grease, VH1, 2000
  • Other
  • Nurse Jackie Morse, Handle with Care (pilot), CBS, 1977
  • Cal, The Magic Show, 1983
  • Voice, The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda, 1990
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Additional voices, The New Jetsons (animated), syndicated, 1985
  • Stage Appearances
  • Understudy for the role of Grandma Kurnitz, Lost in Yonkers, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, between 1991 and 1993
  • Debbie Wastba, The Primary English Class, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Lamplighter and ghost of Christmas past, A Christmas Carol, Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1999
  • Smeraldina, The Green Bird, Cort Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Made Broadway debut as Bella, Lost in Yonkers; appeared in Consequence, Hello, I Love You, and The Lesson, all New York City productions; in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Los Angeles production; and in Anything Goes, Birdbath, Enter Laughing, ItHad to Be You, and Room Service, all regional productions.
  • Albums
  • (Contributor) Grease (original soundtrack recording), Polygram, 1991
  • Mommy, Give Me a Drinka Water (for children), Ambassador, 1995
  • Books
  • Frenchy's "Grease" Scrapbook: We'll Always Be Together!, Hyperion,1998

Further Reference


    • Empire, October, 1997, p. 65

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