Actress Diana Lynn

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 13, 2005

Many girls born in the 1940s and 1950s were named after actress Diana Lynn. Could you please tell me what happened to her, what movies she acted in and where they might be available?
—Diana L., Illinois

Born Oct. 7, 1926, in Los Angeles, as Dolores Loehr, Lynn made some 30 films, including Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944), 1951's Bedtime for Bonzo (with Ronald Reagan), The Kentuckian (1955), and The Philadelphia Story (1959), reprising the Katharine Hepburn role for television. Many are available on Her last film was the 1970s TV movie Company of Killers. After that, she semi-retired to run a Manhattan travel agency. The mother of four was slated to play Anthony Perkins' wife in Play It As It Lays, which was released in 1972, but she suffered a stroke and died at age 45 in 1971.