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Diana Lynn (I) (1926–1971)

She was a child prodigy and pianist at age 10, and her first movie role was as one of the children in "They Shall Have Music" (1939), in which you see her playing the piano. She made another movie using the name Dolly (a short version of her real name (Dolores) in "There's Magic in Music" (1941). She signed a long-term contract with Paramount in ... See full bio »

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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Emmy Kockenlocker
The Major and the Minor
My Friend Irma
My Friend Irma Jane Stacey
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven Perry Dunklin


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 1971 Company of Killers (TV Movie)
Edwina DeSalles
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Peggy Shannon
- You Take the High Road (1965) ... Peggy Shannon
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Elaine Truscott / Marian Van Martin
- Who Killed the Richest Man in the World? (1964) ... Elaine Truscott
- Who Killed Carrie Cornell? (1964) ... Marian Van Martin
 1964 Low Man on a Totem Pole (TV Movie)
Nelle Smith
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Kitty Lee
- A Kind of Loving (1964) ... Kitty Lee
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Sharon Vansinger
- How Does Charlie Feel? (1962) ... Sharon Vansinger
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Manan Cuchet
- In a Mirror, Darkly (1961) ... Manan Cuchet
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Jodi Winslow / Joan Emerson
- Juan Moreno's Body (1961) ... Jodi Winslow
- The Deadly Silence (1961) ... Joan Emerson
 1954-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Francesca / Marie-Louise Voyson / Felicia / ...
- The Seventh Veil (1955) ... Francesca
- The Thief (1955) ... Marie-Louise Voyson
- Good for You (1954) ... Felicia
- Highway (1954) ... Zepha Wilson
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Charlotte Bell Wheeler
- Dark Possession (1960) ... Charlotte Bell Wheeler
 1959 The Philadelphia Story (TV Movie)
Tracy Lord
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Nicole Hazen
- Safari at Sea (1959) ... Nicole Hazen
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
- Boy on a Fence (1959) ... Jane
 1956-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Louise / Anne Gibbs / Susan Ward / ...
- A Marriage of Strangers (1959) ... Louise
- The Return of Ansel Gibbs (1958) ... Anne Gibbs
- A Sound of Different Drummers (1957) ... Susan Ward
- The Star Wagon (1957) ... Martha Minch
- Forbidden Area (1956) ... Catherine Hume
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Ellen Curtis
- Junior Miss (1957) ... Ellen Curtis
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Julie Morton / Hilde Fraser / Ruth Barrows / ...
- Trail of Terror (1957) ... Julie Morton
- To Scream at Midnight (1956) ... Hilde Fraser
- House of Shadows (1955) ... Ruth Barrows
- A Farewell to Arms (1955) ... Catherine Barkley
 1951-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Bonnie Brewster
- O'Connor and the Blue-Eyed Felon (1955) ... Bonnie Brewster
- The Human Touch (1952)
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- The Nevada Nightingale (1956) ... Kitty
 1950-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Princess Maria / Singleton / Ellen / ...
- Princess O'Rourke (1956) ... Princess Maria
- Love Letters (1955) ... Singleton
- Borrowed Wife (1954) ... Ellen
- Marriage Is the Beginning (1952) ... Louise Franklin
- The Twinkle in Her Eye (1951) ... Honor
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Heart of a Dream (1956)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Hollow Woman (1956) ... Laura
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
- Finley's Fan Club (1956) ... Elsie
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- A Girl Can Tell (1955) ... Jennifer
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Sylvia Adler
- Moment of Decision (1955) ... Sylvia Adler
 1955 The Kentuckian
Susie Spann
 1955 You're Never Too Young
Nancy Collins
 1955 An Annapolis Story
Peggy Lord
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Terry Randall
- Stage Door (1955) ... Terry Randall
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Julie Marshall
- Down from the Stars (1955) ... Julie Marshall
 1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Miss Lynn - Teacher
- Skelton Goes Back to School (1955) ... Miss Lynn - Teacher
 1954 Track of the Cat
Gwen Williams
 1952-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Louise Allison / Roberta May Erickson
- The Unlocked Door (1954) ... Louise Allison
- National Honeymoon (1952) ... Roberta May Erickson
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Plunder of the Sun
Julie Barnes
 1953 World by the Tail (TV Movie)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Best Seller (1953)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1953 Meet Me at the Fair
Zerelda Wing
 1952 Crime Photographer (TV Series)
- Blackmail (1952)
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- The Three Hats (1952)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne
 1951 Bedtime for Bonzo
Jane Linden
 1950-1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Walter and Lavina (1951) ... Lavina
- Double Feature (1950)
 1950 Peggy
Peggy Brookfield
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Jane Stacey
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Lady Marianne de Beaudray
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
- Walt and Lavinia (1950) ... Lavinia
- Double Feature (1950)
 1950 Paid in Full
Nancy Langley
 1949 My Friend Irma
Jane Stacey
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Julie Howard
 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Perry Dunklin
 1948 Ruthless
Martha Burnside / Mallory Flagg
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Connie Donovan
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Emily Kimbrough
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Mary Lou Medford
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Diana Lynn
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Diana Lynn
 1945 Out of This World
Betty Miller
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Emily Kimbrough
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Josie Angel
 1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid
Phyllis Michael
 1943 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Emmy Kockenlocker
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Phyllis Michael
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Diana Lynn (uncredited)
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Lucy Hill
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Dolly Loehr (as Dolly Loehr)
 1939 They Shall Have Music
Pianist (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (22 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Dear Ruth", La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA. Also in cast: Guy Madison. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dolly Loehr


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

My awkward age didn't arrive 'til I was eighteen. By that time, everyone at Paramount regarded me as their kid-sister. When I became eighteen, the boys up front still thought of me as that pink-cheeked youngster they'd known so long. They considered me too young for ingénue roles, too young for glamor roles, and too young for romance. I didn't do anything. Everyone thought I was old hat. See more »


According to Laura Wagner's article on Diana in "Films of the Golden Age" (Winter 2013/2014 issue), Diana also played piano for a couple of movies and albums but eventually let that enormous talent slip away. One summer, the actress claims, she broke her arm and just never started back again. See more »



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