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Where Are They Now - Friday, March 17, 2017

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Aileen Quinn adored audiences in 1982 when she played the title role in the film Annie. It's been over 30 years since the movie's release, and Aileen is all grown up. What is she doing now?

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Max Gail: Played Wojo in the TV series "Barney Miller"

Marcia Strassman: Played Mrs. Kotter in the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter", co-starred in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and the other "Honey, I ..." movies

Lee Remick: Starred in the movies "Anatomy of a Murder", "Days of Wine and Roses", "Telefon", and "The Omen"

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Aileen Quinn

Learn More About Aileen Quinn on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: June 28, 1971, Yardley, Pennsylvania

CLAIM TO FAME: She is best known for having played the title role in the film Annie (1982).

INFO: Quinn's mother Helenann was a TV, radio and stage singer actress who introduced her daughter to show business at a young age. Quinn first won a part in a local community theater production of Annie Get Your Gun. After a few other community theater shows, Quinn got an agent and won a small role in the film Paternity. She also began appearing in commercials for such products as Northern Bath Tissue.

Quinn underwent almost a year long audition process before receiving the title role in the 1982 film, Annie, directed by John Huston. Annie earned Quinn two Golden Globe nominations and a win for "Best Actress" from the Youth In Film Awards. Quinn went on to have lead roles in such regional theater shows as The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Bye, Bye Birdie (Kim), Annie (Annie), Shenandoah (Jenny), and A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Harpo).

She did voice work on two animated cartoon specials - The Charmkins and The Wizard of Oz. Her Annie film album went double platinum, and Quinn also recorded a solo album titled Bobby's Girl. Quinn starred as Princess Zora in the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince, which was released on videocassette and aired on the Disney Channel several times.

Quinn took a break from acting when she turned 18 in order to pursue higher education. She graduated with honors from Drew University in Madison, NJ. She spent six months with a family in Chile as part of an exchange program, and considers it one of her life's most rewarding experiences.

After graduation from Drew, Quinn returned to the stage. In 1994, she appeared as "Bet" in Oliver at Papermill Playhouse. For over five years, Quinn toured the U.S. with three Broadway national tours: Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), Peter Pan (Tootles/Jane) and Saturday Night Fever (Annette). She went to London to appear in As You Like It and Twelfth Night at LAMDA.

TRIVIA: Studied at Drew University, New Jersey.

Said that she hopes to "end up like Shirley Temple Black and work in politics."

Briefly worked as a translator.

Was chosen to be Annie in the film version from 8,000 girls.

Is a member of all three actor's unions, the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, and Actor's Equity.

Between 2006-2010, Quinn mostly appeared in independent films, and also portrayed "Lily" in Annie at Theatre Aspen. She has also been writing songs for her L.A.-based Rockabilly band, "The Leapin' Lizards", of which she is the lead singer.

She was the host of an interactive sitcom called Generation Gap, which taught kids how to resolve conflicts. The show aired on PBS in 2004. Quinn appeared in the 2010 film Multiple Sarcasms, which starred Timothy Hutton and Mira Sorvino.

In the Fall of 2008, she began teaching theater courses at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. Quinn is also a Spanish teacher at Hudson Catholic Regional High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Quinn is still performing and recording. In 2015, her band, Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards put out their very first album, Spin Me.


2014 The Comeback Kids (TV Series)...Dr. Quinn
The Return of Debbie (2014)
The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow (2014)

2010 Multiple Sarcasms...School Secretary

2007 30...Maggie

1986/I The Frog Prince...Princess Zora

1983 The Charmkins (TV short)...Brown-Eyed Susan (voice)

1982 Annie...Annie

1982 The Wizard of Oz...Dorothy Gale (voice)

To see Then & Now pictures of Aileen Quinn, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Max Gail - ALIVE
Born: 04/05/1943

Marcia Strassman - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 04/28/1948 Died: 10/25/2014

Lee Remick - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 12/14/1935 Died: 07/02/1991



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