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Didi Conn

Biography

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.

Quick Facts


Full Name Didi Conn
Date Of Birth July 13, 1951
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.64 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Midwood High School
Nationality American
Spouse David Shire, Frankie Conn
Children Daniel Shire
Siblings Richard Bernstein, Brandon Bernstein
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

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#Fact
1Explained 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".
2Stepmother of Matthew Shire.
3Daughter of a clinical psychologist.
4The 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).
5Executive produced a children's animated series called "Didi Delightful," which will introduce a recurring character with autism.
6In 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".
7Studied mime with Tony Montanaro in the first year of his Celebration Mime Theatre.
8She 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.
9Younger brother is bass-baritone opera star Richard Bernstein.
10She 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.
11Was considered for the role of Olive Oyl in Popeye (1980)
12Mother of a son named Danny.
13She has a son, with David Shire, born in 1992.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paper Dreamspost-productionMarianna
Grease Live!2016TV MovieVi
The Call2016TV MovieCorrine
Transparent2015TV SeriesJoyce Feldman
Didi Lightful2012ShortDidi Lightful
Gigantic2011TV SeriesDidi Conn
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008-2010TV SeriesNurse
Oh Baby!2008David's Mom
Helen at Risk2006Video shortHelen
Shooting Vegetarians2005Patrice
The Wild Thornberrys2003TV SeriesMuskox #2
Stanley2003TV SeriesMrs. Goldberg
Frida2002Waitress
Thomas and the Magic Railroad2000Stacy Jones
The Flintstones Christmas in Bedrock1996Video shortAdditional Voices (voice)
Shining Time Station: Queen for a Day1995TV MovieStacy Jones
Shining Time Station: One of the Family1995TV MovieStacy Jones
Shining Time Station: Second Chances1995TV MovieStacy Jones
Shining Time Station: Once Upon a Time1995TV MovieStacy Jones
L.A. Law1994TV SeriesPenny Tressman
A Flintstone Family Christmas1993TV MovieStella (voice)
Shining Time Station1989-1993TV SeriesStacy Jones / Gracie Jones
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesHilary Schoenfeld
Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift1990TV MovieStacy Jones
The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda1990TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Highway to Heaven1987TV SeriesBirdy Belker / Wanda
Cagney & Lacey1987TV SeriesRoswell
The Jetsons1985TV SeriesCousin Melissa
Star Fairies1985TV MovieSpice (voice)
Hotel1985TV SeriesPatty Maloney
Benson1981-1985TV SeriesDenise Florence Stevens Downey / Florence Stevens Downey
ABC Weekend Specials1984TV SeriesDimples
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesJenny
The Magic Show1983Cal
Grease 21982Frenchy
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesReceptionist
Violet1981ShortViolet
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang1980-1981TV SeriesCupcake
Semi-Tough1980TV SeriesKiki
Almost Summer1978Donna DeVito
Grease1978Frenchy
Murder at the Mardi Gras1978TV MovieJulie Evans
Three on a Date1978TV MovieEve Harris
You Light Up My Life1977Laurie Robinson
Handle with Care1977TV MovieJackie Morse
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure1977Raggedy Ann (voice)
The Practice1976-1977TV SeriesHelen
Nutrition: You Are What You Eat1976Short voice
The Rookies1975TV SeriesYoung Woman
Happy Days1975TV SeriesJoyce
Genesis II1973TV MovieTV Actress

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift1990TV Movie performer: "'Tis A Gift"
Grease1978performer: "Summer Nights"
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentary performer: "Summer Nights" - uncredited
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure1977performer: "I Look, And What Do I See?", "I'm Just a Rag Dolly/Poor Babette/A Miracle", "Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers", "I'm Home", "Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers Reprise"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Didi Lightful2012Short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oz2001TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story2009DocumentaryHerself (as Didi Conn-Shire)
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's2009Video documentaryHerself
A Benefit Performance for Barack Obama featuring Toni Morrison2009VideoHerself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
The Xtra Factor2006TV SeriesHerself
Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Time, the Place, the Motion: Remembering Grease2006Video shortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Ultimate Film2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1998-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest Audience
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself / Frenchy
Grease 20th Anniversary Re-Release Party2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bravo Profiles2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHerself / Frenchy
Oz2001TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1998TV SeriesHerself
Funny1988DocumentaryHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1978-1985TV SeriesHerself
Body Language1984TV SeriesHerself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Go1984TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
The Hollywood Squares1977-1980TV SeriesHerself
Chain Reaction1980TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite Musical Motion Picture
The $25,000 Pyramid1978TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1976-1978TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1977TV SpecialHerself
Match Game 731976TV SeriesHerself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Keep on Truckin'1975TV SeriesHerself / Various

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Most Shocking Moments in Pop 22015TV Movie documentaryHerself / Frenchy, Speaking in 1998
20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentaryFrenchie Frenchy
Mania2007TV SeriesFrenchie
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentaryFrenchy

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#Quote
1[Kids today] think Grease (1978) is just one long music video. So they watch it over and over again the way we, when we were kids, we listened to albums.

#Trademark
1little girl voice

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