Most widely known for portraying Frenchy in Grease and Grease 2, she also played Helen on the tv screen series The Practice. In the 2016, Fox shown Grease Live!, where Conn performed the part of Vi. In 1962, she offered her tone of voice for multiple shows of it series The Jetsons. She actually is known on her behalf childlike tone of voice. She wedded David Shire in 1982. The few had a child called Daniel. She was also wedded to Frankie Conn from 1975 to 1978. She starred in Grease with John Travolta.
Movies Grease, Grease 2, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, You Light Up My Life, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, Frida, Shooting Vegetarians, Star Fairies, Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift, Genesis II, Almost Summer, The Magic Show, Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1970s, Violet, Murder at the Mardi Gras
TV Shows Shining Time Station, The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda, Benson, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, The Practice
Star Sign Cancer
Explained in a 2003 interview why her character Frenchy disappeared about halfway through Grease 2. She said when they began filming, the script was not even finished yet, but the draft they were using still had her character in it. However, the script was rewritten once again during filming, and her character had been written out, and she was told halfway through filming that she was no longer needed. Then, during the editing process, the filmmakers ultimately decided to include Frenchy in the final cut, though they had limited footage. Didi described the filming process as "rushed, frantic, and unorganized".
Stepmother of Matthew Shire.
Daughter of a clinical psychologist.
The mother of a son diagnosed with autism, she was named national celebrity spokesperson for Autism Speaks in 2008. She has also been a spokesperson for the National Alliance for Autism Research, now part of Autism Speaks. She has performed at benefits for Foundation for Education Children with Autism (FECA).
Executive produced a children's animated series called "Didi Delightful," which will introduce a recurring character with autism.
In 2003, it was reported that she was a driving force behind a planned third Grease film. She was featured in the first two films as "Frenchie".
Studied mime with Tony Montanaro in the first year of his Celebration Mime Theatre.
She once attended a school play of "Grease" at Nyack Middle School (in the play, "Danny" was played by Freaks and Geeks (1999) star John Francis Daley). Didi signed autographs for the cast, crew and audience.
Younger brother is bass-baritone opera star Richard Bernstein.
She wanted to read the role of Rizzo at her Grease (1978) audition, but the producers decided that she was exactly right to play the part of Frenchy.
Was considered for the role of Olive Oyl in Popeye (1980)