Didi Conn

Didi Conn

Jul. 13th, 1951
Born in
Brooklyn, New York
5' 4

Didi Conn's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Benson TV Show
Dancing on Ice (UK) TV Show
Dancing on Ice (UK)
Fonz and the Happy Days Gang TV Show
Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
The Practice (1976) TV Show
The Practice (1976)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Edith Conn, professionally known as Didi Conn, is a film, stage and television actress, known for The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Grease 2, Benson, Shining Time Station and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

  • 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).
  • Mother of a son named Danny.
  • She wanted to read the role of Rizzo at her _Grease (1978)_ (qv) audition, but the producers decided that she was exactly right to play the part of Frenchy.
  • Stepmother of 'Matthew Shire' (qv).
  • Younger brother is bass-baritone opera star 'Richard Bernstein (II)' (qv).
  • She has a son, with 'David Shire' (qv), born in 1992.
  • Executive produced a children's animated series called "Didi Delightful," which will introduce a recurring character with autism.
  • Was considered for the role of Olive Oyl in _Popeye (1980)_ (qv)

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