Diana Lynn

Diana Lynn

  • Born on
    • October 7th, 1926
  • Died on
    • December 18th, 1971
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.


Acting (13 Credits)

1955You're Never Too Young as Nancy Collins
1955The Kentuckian as Susie Spann
1954Track of the Cat as Gwen Williams
1953Plunder of the Sun as Julie Barnes
1951Bedtime for Bonzo as Jane Linden
1951The People Against O'Hara as Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne
1950My Friend Irma Goes West as Jane Stacy
1949My Friend Irma as Jane Stacy
1948Ruthless as Martha Burnside / Mallory Flagg
1948Every Girl Should Be Married as Julie Hudson
1943The Miracle of Morgan's Creek as Emmy Kockenlocker
1942The Major and the Minor as Lucy Hill
1942Star Spangled Rhythm as Diana Lynn (uncredited)


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