Diana Lynn

Place of birth:
Los Angeles, California, USA:
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.


Forbidden Area (1956)
as Catherine Hume
You're Never Too Young (1955)
as Nancy Collins
The Kentuckian (1955)
as Susie Spann
An Annapolis Story (1955)
as Peggy Lord
The Thief (1955)
as Marie-Louise Voyson
Track of the Cat (1954)
as Gwen Williams
Plunder of the Sun (1953)
as Julie Barnes
Meet Me at the Fair (1953)
as Zerelda Wing
The People Against O'Hara (1951)
as Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne
Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
as Jane Linden
Peggy (1950)
as Peggy Brookfield
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
as Jane Stacy
Rogues Of Sherwood Forest (1950)
as Lady Marianne de Beaudray
Paid in Full (1950)
as Nancy Langley
My Friend Irma (1949)
as Jane Stacy
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
as Julie Hudson
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)
as Perry Dunklin
Ruthless (1948)
as Martha Burnside / Mallory Flagg
Variety Girl (1947)
as Herself
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
as Connie Donovan
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946)
as Emily Kimbrough
The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
as Mary Lou Medford
Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)
as Herself
Duffy's Tavern (1945)
as Diana Lynn
Out of This World (1945)
as Betty Miller
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)
as Emily Kimbrough
And the Angels Sing (1944)
as Josie Angel
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
as Phyllis Michael
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1943)
as Emmy Kockenlocker
Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943)
as Phyllis Michael
The Major and the Minor (1942)
as Lucy Hill
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
as Diana Lynn (uncredited)
The Hard-Boiled Canary (1941)
as Dolly Loehr
They Shall Have Music (1939)
as Pianist (uncredited)

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