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30 December 2018, 17:01 | Updated: 4 January 2019, 14:00
Didi Conn will always be the loveable and dependable Frenchie in the iconic musical Grease.
The veteran performer appears as a contestant in the 2019 series of Dancing on Ice, and so here's all you need to know about the actress and singer.
Didi Conn is an American film, stage and TV actress from the US.
She is best known for playing Frenchie in Grease and its sequel Grease 2. She also played Denise in the TV series Benson.
She made her debut in the 1960s, and later had roles in Happy Days, Cagney and Lacey, and Transparent.
Born Edith Bernstein, she was born on July 13, 1951. She celebrated her 67th birthday in 2018.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York City, and was the daughter of a clinical psychologist. Her brother is opera singer Richard Bernstein.
She took on her childhood nickname Didi as her stage name.
She married her first husband, Frank 'Frankie' Conn, in 1975, but they divorced in 1978.
Didi has been married to composer David Shire since 1982. She is also the stepmother of Matthew Shire, a Los Angeles screenwriter, and the son of Talia Shire, who was David's first wife.