Didi Conn

Description   [from Freebase]

Didi Conn (born Edith Bernstein on July 13, 1951) is an American film, stage and television actress. Conn was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a clinical psychologist. "Didi" was her childhood nickname. She attended Midwood High School; her brother is opera singer Richard Bernstein. She has been married to composer David Shire since 1982, with whom she has a son, Daniel Shire, who has been diagnosed with autism. Conn is also stepmother to Matthew Shire, a Los Angeles screenwriter. Conn made her debut as an actress in the 1960s. Her notable roles since the 1970s, when she first became prominent, include: Conn provided the voice for Raggedy Ann in the 1977 animated feature, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, directed by Richard Williams. Conn's "childlike" voice is one of her trademarks. She occasionally appeared as a celebrity guest on game shows like Match Game, The $20,000 $25,000 and $100,000 Pyramids, Chain Reaction and Go. Conn's son Danny is diagnosed with autism. On November 13, 2008, Conn was named national celebrity spokesperson for Autism Speaks. Before that, Conn was a spokesperson for the National Alliance for Autism Research, now part of Autism Speaks.
Portions from Freebase, licensed under CC-BY and Wikipedia licensed under the GFDL