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Diana Lynn ACTOR

Diana Lynn was born on October 7th, 1926 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Dolores Loehr.  At a young age she began taking piano lessons and was soon given the chance to appear in the film, "They Shall Have Music" (1939) followed by a small role in, "There's Magic in Music" (1941). 

In 1942 at the age of sixteen, Paramount signed her to a contract and her stage name then became Diana Lynn.  She began to appear in more substantial film roles such as, "The Major and the Minor" (1942) starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson and Robert Benchley, "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (1944) starring Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest, Porter Hall, Brian Donlevy and Akim Tamiroff, "Our Hearts Were Young, and Gay" (1944) starring Gail Russell and Charlie Ruggles, "Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven" (1948) starring with Guy Madison, James Dunn, William Frawley, Roscoe Karns, Margaret Hamilton and Irene Ryan, "My Friend Irma" (1949) starring Marie Wilson, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, John Lund, Hans Conried, and Don DeFore, "Paid in Full" (1950) starring with Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Ray Collins, Eve Arden, Louis Jean Heydt and Frank McHugh, "Bedtime Story for Bonzo" (1951) co-starring Ronald Reagan, Walter Slezak and Jesse White, "Meet me at the Fair" (1953) starring Dan Dailey, Scatman Crothers, Chet Allen, Rhys Williams, George Chandler and Hugh O'Brian and "The Kentuckian" (1955) starring alongside Burt Lancaster, Dianne Foster, John Litel, Una Merkel, Walter Matthau, Rhys Williams, John Carradine and John McIntire.

In addition to working as a film actress, Lynn also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "Crime Photographer", "Hollywood Opening Night", "Ford Television Theatre", "Stage 7", "The Loretta Young Show", "Checkmate", "Front Row Center", "Playhouse 90", "Climax!", "Bus Stop", "Matinee Theatre", "Burke's Law", "The Virginian" and her final television appearance was in the movie, "Company of Killers" (1971) starring Van Johnson, Ray Milland, Clu Gulager, Robert Middleton, Brian Kelly, Susan Oliver and Fritz Weaver.

Lynn married twice throughout her lifetime, first to John C. Lindsay in 1948 however by 1954, this marriage came to an end.  She then wed Mortimer W. Hall in 1956 and they had four children and remained married until she passed away at the young age of forty five, from a stroke and brain hemorrhage on December 18th, 1971 in Los Angeles, California.

Prior to her passing, she was also involved in running a travel agency called "GO" and had also considered returning to Los Angeles to make a film comeback when she suffered an unexpected fatal stroke.

Diana Lynn was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture and Television Industry.      


1971         Company of Killers 
1965         The Virginian
1964         Burke's Law 
1964         Low Man on a Totem Pole 
1964         The Doctors and the Nurses
1962         Bus Stop
1961         The Investigators
1961         Checkmate
1954-1961     The United States Steel Hour 
1960         The Chevy Mystery Show 
1959         The Philadelphia Story
1959         Adventures in Paradise
1959         Lux Playhouse
1956-1959     Playhouse 90
1957         The DuPont Show of the Month
1955-1957     Climax!
1951-1956     Schlitz Playhouse
1956         The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial
1956         Matinee Theatre
1950-1956     Lux Video Theatre
1956         Front Row Center
1956         Chevron Hall of Stars
1955         The Alcoa Hour 
1955         The Loretta Young Show 
1955         The Kentuckian
1955         You're Never Too Youn
1955         An Annapolis Story
1955         The Best of Broadway 
1955         Stage 7 
1954         Track of the Cat
1952-1954     The Ford Television Theatre 
1954         Medallion Theatre 
1953         Plunder of the Sun
1953         World by the Tail
1953         Robert Montgomery Presents 
1953         G.E. True Theater
1953         Hollywood Opening Night 
1953         Meet Me at the Fair
1952         Crime Photographer
1951         The People Against O'Hara
1951         Bedtime for Bonzo
1950-1951     The Bigelow Theatre 
1950         Peggy
1950         My Friend Irma Goes West
1950         Rogues of Sherwood Forest
1950         The Silver Theatre 
1950         Paid in Full
1949         My Friend Irma
1948         Every Girl Should Be Married
1948         Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
1948         Ruthless
1947         Easy Come, Easy Go
1946         Our Hearts Were Growing Up
1946         The Bride Wore Boots
1945         Out of This World
1944         Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
1944         Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid
1944         And the Angels Sing
1944         The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
1943         Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
1943         Paramount Victory Short No. T2-4:
1943         The Aldrich Family Gets in the Scrap
1942         Star Spangled Rhythm
1942         The Major and the Minor
1941         The Hard-Boiled Canary
1939         They Shall Have Music

Matinee Classics - My Friend Irma Goes West starring John Lund, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Lloyd Corrigan, Gregg Palmer and Don Porter
Matinee Classics - My Friend Irma Goes West starring John Lund, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Lloyd Corrigan, Gregg Palmer and Don Porter
Matinee Classics - My Friend Irma starring John Lund, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Hans Conried, Kathryn Givney, Percy Helton and Gloria Gordon
Matinee Classics - Peggy starring Diana Lynn, Charles Coburn, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Lawrence, Charles Drake, Rock Hudson, Connie Gilchrist, Griff Barnett, James Todd, Jerome Cowan, Charles Trowbridge, Ellen Corby, Donna Martell, James Best and Lucille Barkley
Matinee Classics - Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven starring Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Margaret Hamilton, Irene Ryan, Roscoe Karns and Audie Murphy

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