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Didi Conn
Born July 13, 1951 (1951-07-13) (age 58)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1962—present

Didi Conn (born July 13, 1951) is an American film, stage and television actress.

Conn was born Edith Bernstein in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a clinical psychologist;.[1] "Didi" was her childhood nickname. She attended Midwood High School; her brother is opera singer Richard Bernstein. She has been married to composer David Shire since 1982, with whom she has a son Daniel Shire. Conn is also stepmother to Matthew Shire, a Los Angeles screenwriter.

Conn's notable roles include:

Conn also provided the voice for Raggedy Ann in the 1977 animated feature, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, directed by Richard Williams. Her "childlike" voice is one of her trademarks. Conn also appeared as a panelist a few times on the 1970s game show Match Game.



Conn's son Danny is diagnosed with autism[2]. On November 13, 2008, Conn was named national celebrity spokesperson for Autism Speaks.[3] Before that, Conn was 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).

On September 27, 2008, Conn performed with David Shire and Lynne Wintersteller at a benefit performance for Barack Obama in Nyack, New York.[4]



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  1. ^ Didi Conn Biography (1951-)
  2. ^ I Was the Queen of Denial on Autism, April 1, 2009
  3. ^ Didi Conn Named a National Celebrity Spokesperson for Autism Speaks, Autism Speaks, e-Speaks, November 14, 2008
  4. ^ Sept 27, 2008 Obama Benefit performance, Nyack News & Views, September 21, 2008

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