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Why did Didi Conn's career go down the shitter?

Or was it always in the shitter?

I liked her in Grease

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by Anonymousreply 2805/04/2021

Did she at least get her own sitcom, like TV's "Angie," Miss Donna Pescow.

by Anonymousreply 105/04/2021

It didn’t—she remains a huge star.

by Anonymousreply 205/04/2021

It's that kewpie doll voice. No one would take her seriously.

by Anonymousreply 305/04/2021

I loved her! When I was really little apparently I could not get enough of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy stories, and she was Ann in some animated movie a local station showed several times on weekends, as time-filler, I presume.

Then when she was on "Benson" I recognized the voice immediately and apparently had a little kid fanboy freakout about it.

My finest moment!

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2021

I heard she was good as replacement on Broadway in the Neil Simon play [italic]Lost in Yonkers[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 505/04/2021

I’ve worked w her a couple times. She’s a delight.

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2021

Voice and stage actor; I knew it without looking at IMDB.

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2021

It's a poor choice to have "con" in your name. It puts the customer's guard up.

by Anonymousreply 805/04/2021

Not sure, but I used to watch “Shining Time Station” on PBS as a kid and liked her character. It was a cute although weird show, as children’s shows often are. She did that show in the early 90s.

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2021

R8 yeah you're right THAT'S what hurt my career!

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by Anonymousreply 1105/04/2021

Was just going to post about "Shining Time Station" R9--I watched that all the time too which is how I am aware of her.

(For those who may have missed it, it was a kids show featuring Thomas The Tank Engine and friends, that starred Conn and Ringo Starr. Starr was replaced by George Carlin, though I had outgrown it by that time.)

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021

It was a repackaged Thomas?

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2021

Wasn’t she on Benson?

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by Anonymousreply 1605/04/2021

If rom coms were a thing in the early 80's she would have made a great best friend

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2021

It would be fun to see her in a villainous role.

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by Anonymousreply 1905/04/2021

She was great in Lost in Yonkers. She started as Mercedes Ruehl’s standby and eventually took over the role at the end of the run.

by Anonymousreply 2005/04/2021

Didn't she star in the film that gave us Debby Boones number one hit, co starring with a wizened old man?

by Anonymousreply 2105/04/2021

R18, my go to would be a murder mystery - and the twist would be she’s not the psycho; she’s the one pulling strings.

by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2021

You Light Up My Life, R21.

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by Anonymousreply 2405/04/2021

It's strange how Didi and Donna didn't hold out for a movie career after their big screen successes. They rolled right over into sitcomland like it was nothing.

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by Anonymousreply 2605/04/2021

Didi probably realized there probably wouldn't be many leading lady parts for her and wisely headed to television. She's one of those "only in the 70s" kind of actors.

by Anonymousreply 2705/04/2021

It's surprising she didn't do more children's show stuff. She's really perfect for that type of work. Her whole aura is sweetness overload (and is apparently genuine). And hey, it's a paycheck too.

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