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Diana Lynn

She was a child prodigy, pianist, at age 10, and her first movie role was one of the children in, "They Shall Have Music" (1939). You see her playing the piano. She made another movie using her 'real name' - Dolly in, "There's Magic in Music" (1941). She signed a long term contract with Paramount in 1942, and had her named changed to Diana Lynn. She had good roles in, "The Major, and the Minor" (1942); "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek", and, "Our Hearts Were Young, and Gay" - both in 1944. She had fewer roles as she matured; she did do, "Bedtime for Bonzo" (1951), but had a nice career on TV shows. She died of a stroke when she was making a comeback in film. Her marriages were from 1948 to 1954 to architect John C. Lindsay; no children; then in December 6,1956, she married Mortimer C.Hall, president of L.A. radio station, KLAC. His mother was Dorothy Schiff, publisher then of the 'New York Post'. She had four children with him between 1958, and 1964. They moved to New York City so he could assume a post on his mother's paper. She passed away on December 18, 1971 of a stroke / brain hemorrhage in Los Angeles.

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Oct 7, 1926 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie They Shall Have Music 1939-08-18
Latest Project:
Series Burke's Law 1963-09-20
Known For
Poster of The Virginian
Poster of Climax!
Poster of My Friend Irma Goes West
Poster of Robert Montgomery Presents
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Bus Stop Unknown 1961-10-01
Series Checkmate Jodi Lynn 1960-09-17
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series Playhouse 90 Catherine Hume 1956-10-04
Movie Forbidden Area Catherine Hume 1956-10-04
Movie The Thief Marie-Louise Voyson 1955-02-04
Movie An Annapolis Story Peggy Lord 1955-04-10
Movie The Kentuckian Susie Spann 1955-08-01
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie You're Never Too Young Nancy Collins 1955-08-25
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Track of the Cat Gwen Williams 1954-11-27
Movie Meet Me at the Fair Zerelda Wing 1953-01-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Plunder of the Sun Julie Barnes 1953-08-26
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series The United States Steel Hour Marie-Louise Voyson 1953-10-27
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Bedtime for Bonzo Jane Linden 1951-04-05
Movie The People Against O'Hara Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne 1951-09-01
Movie Paid in Full Nancy Langley 1950-02-15
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie Peggy Peggy Brookfield 1950-07-01
Movie Rogues Of Sherwood Forest Lady Marianne de Beaudray 1950-06-21
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie My Friend Irma Goes West Jane Stacy 1950-06-25
Movie My Friend Irma Jane Stacy 1949-10-14
Movie Ruthless Martha Burnside / Mallory Flagg 1948-04-16
Movie Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven Perry Dunklin 1948-07-16
Movie Every Girl Should Be Married Julie Hudson 1948-12-25
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Connie Donovan 1947-03-07
Movie Variety Girl Herself 1947-08-29
Movie The Bride Wore Boots Mary Lou Medford 1946-06-05
Movie Our Hearts Were Growing Up Emily Kimbrough 1946-06-14
Movie Out of This World Betty Miller 1945-07-13
Movie Hollywood Victory Caravan Herself 1945-09-30
Movie Duffy's Tavern Diana Lynn 1945-09-28
Movie Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid Phyllis Michael 1944-04-01
Movie And the Angels Sing Josie Angel 1944-04-25
Movie Our Hearts Were Young and Gay Emily Kimbrough 1944-11-02
Movie Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour Phyllis Michael 1943-04-30
Movie The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek Emmy Kockenlocker 1943-12-24
Movie The Major and the Minor Lucy Hill 1942-09-16
Movie Star Spangled Rhythm Diana Lynn (uncredited) 1942-03-05
Movie The Hard-Boiled Canary Dolly Loehr 1941-06-08
Movie They Shall Have Music Pianist (uncredited) 1939-08-18