Diana Lynn (October 7, 1926 – December 18, 1971) was an American actress.
Born Dolores Marie Loehr in Los Angeles, California, Lynn was considered a child prodigy because of her exceptional abilities as a pianist at an early age, and by the age of 12 was playing with the Los Angeles Junior Symphony Orchestra.
Dolores Loehr made her film debut playing the piano in They Shall Have Music (1939) and was once again playing piano, accompanying Susanna Foster in There's Magic in Music (1941), when it was decided that she had more potential than she had been allowed to show. Paramount Studios changed her name to "Diana Lynn" and began casting her in films that allowed her to show her personality and developed her skills as an actress.
Her comedic scenes with Ginger Rogers in The Major and the Minor (1942) were well received, and in 1944 she scored an outstanding success in Preston Sturges' The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. She appeared in two Henry Aldrich films, and played writer ...
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Bedtime for Bonzo is a 1951 comedy film directed by Fred de Cordova. It revolves around the attempts of the central character, Professor Peter Boyd (played by Ronald Reagan), to teach human morals to a chimpanzee, hoping to solve the "nature versus nurture" question. He hires a woman (played by Diana Lynn) to pose as the chimp's mother while he plays father to it.
This movie is one of the most remembered of Reagan's acting career.
A sequel was entitled Bonzo Goes to College (1952).
My Friend Irma Goes West was filmed from January 31 through March 18, 1950. It was released on May 31, 1950 by Paramount.The movie follows up where the first one left off, Al (John Lund) is still trying to promote Steve's (Dean Martin) career. Eventually he gets booked to a local TV station and is spotted by a movie producer. He is offered a contract and Steve, as well as the rest of the gang, Irma (Marie Wilson), Jane (Diana Lynn), and Seymour (Jerry Lewis), all head to Hollywood.The trip ends suddenly when the 'producer' is discovered to be an escaped lunatic. Al tries to set things straight by taking the gang to Las Vegas to work at a casino, but things aren't as they seem. Irma causes havoc by wrecking a rigged roulette wheel, and she gets kidnapped and held for ransom until Al can raise $50,000.Meanwhile Seymour, dressed as an Indian brave, locates Irma and rescues her. The publicity that is received during the entire incident brings another movie offer...this time for Irma and...
My Friend Irma is a comedy directed by George Marshall and is most notable as the film debut of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. It was released on August 16, 1949 by Paramount and is based upon the CBS radio series My Friend Irma that first aired in 1947.The storyline follows two women, Irma Peterson (Marie Wilson) and Jane Stacey (Diana Lynn), who room together in New York. Irma is a somewhat dim-witted blonde who deep down has good intentions. Jane is an amibitious woman who dreams of marrying a rich man. She winds up as a secretary for a millionaire, Richard Rhinelander (Don DeFore).Meanwhile, Irma is in love with Al (John Lund), who is a con-artist looking to get rich quick. Al visits an orange-juice stand and encounters Steve Laird (Dean Martin) singing. He convinces him to leave his job and promises to make him famous. Steve and his partner Seymour (Jerry Lewis) then wind up living at Jane's apartment through the invitation of Al. She is angry, but Irma convinces her to let them...
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek is a 1944 comedy film about a girl named Trudy Kockenlocker who wakes up one morning after a wild night of partying with a group of soldiers to find herself mysteriously married—and pregnant. It stars Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken, Diana Lynn, William Demarest and Brian Donlevy (reprising his role as McGinty from The Great McGinty).
The movie was written and directed by Preston Sturges.
It was remade in 1958 with Jerry Lewis as Rock-A-Bye Baby.
It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
And the Angels Sing is a film musical, which was first released in 1944. The story is about a singing sister group, their exploitation by their bandleader, and their subsequent rise to fame. It was directed by George Marshal. Film Review 1945 by Maurice F. Speed ...
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