Biography

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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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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1926-10-07

Day of Death 1971-12-18

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1963 Burke's Law(2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian(1 episode)
1961 Bus Stop(1 episode)
1960 Checkmate(1 episode) as Jodi Lynn
1959 Adventures in Paradise(1 episode)
1956 Forbidden Area as Catherine Hume
1955 Matinee Theater(2 episodes)
1955 You're Never Too Young as Nancy Collins
1955 The Kentuckian as Susie
1955 An Annapolis Story as Peggy Lord
1955 The Thief as Marie-Louise Voyson
1954 Track of the Cat as Gwen Williams
1954 Climax!(5 episodes)
1953 The United States Steel Hour(1 episode) as Marie-Louise Voyson
1953 Letter to Loretta(1 episode)
1953 Plunder of the Sun as Julie Barnes
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1953 Meet Me at the Fair as Tad Bayliss
1953 Meet Me at the Fair as Zerelda Wing
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(7 episodes)
1951 The People Against O'Hara as Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne
1951 Bedtime for Bonzo as Jane Linden
1950 Lux Video Theatre(6 episodes)
1950 Peggy as Peggy Brookfield
1950 My Friend Irma Goes West as Jane Stacy
1950 Rogues Of Sherwood Forest as Lady Marianne de Beaudray
1950 Your Show of Shows(1 episode)
1950 Paid in Full as Nancy Langley
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(2 episodes)
1949 My Friend Irma as Jane Stacy
1948 Every Girl Should Be Married as Julie Hudson
1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven as Perry Dunklin
1948 Ruthless as Martha Burnside / Mallory Flagg
1947 Variety Girl as Herself
1947 Easy Come, Easy Go as Connie Donovan
1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up as Emily Kimbrough
1946 The Bride Wore Boots as Mary Lou Medford
1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan as Diana Lynn
1945 Duffy's Tavern as Diana Lynn
1945 Out of This World as Betty Miller
1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay as Emily Kimbrough
1944 And the Angels Sing as Josie Angel
1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid as Phyllis Michael
1944 The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek as Emmy Kockenlocker
1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour as Phyllis Michael
1942 The Major and the Minor as Lucy Hill
1942 Star Spangled Rhythm as Diana Lynn (uncredited)
1939 They Shall Have Music as Pianist (uncredited)

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