Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Sign In. Aileen Quinn Soundtrack Actress. Down this week. Aileen was introduced to show business by her mother, Helenann, who was doing theatre when Aileen was growing up. Aileen begged to audition too, and she began to get parts near her home of Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Aileen Quinn born June 28, is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her role as Annie Bennett Warbucks in Annie. Quinn was born in Yardley , Pennsylvania, on June 28, Quinn begged to audition for a part in a local community theater production of Annie Get Your Gun and won a part. She then did a few additional shows in community theater, which then led to getting an agent, a small role in the film Paternity , and commercial work in NYC. She began to appear in a string of television commercials including "Northern Bathroom Tissue". While in NYC, she auditioned, and landed the role of the "swinging orphan" understudy to all of the orphans except Molly and Annie in the Broadway production of Annie. After almost a year of a grueling audition process, and up against over 8, other competitors, Quinn received the title role in the movie Annie directed by John Huston. Aileen was 9 years old when she was cast as Annie. She is the older sister of Andrew Quinn Jr.
Aileen was introduced to show business by her mother, Helenann, who was doing theatre when Aileen was growing up. Aileen begged to audition too, and she began to get parts near her home of Yardley, Pennsylvania. Her first show being, ironically "Annie Get Your Gun. At the time Aileen was picked for the movie, she was in the Broadway show, "Annie" as the "swing orphan. A year later, she was chosen to be Annie in the film version from over 8, girls throughout the world. Annie was filmed from April to September
If there was silver lining to being under contract for a follow-up that never happened, Quinn was allowed to experience a more conventional adolescence, and she nearly left the business after graduating from Drew University with the goal of using her foreign language expertise to become a United Nations interpreter. But just before that song-and-dance door could close, she got bit by the performance bug again, winning a role in the national Broadway tour of Fiddler on the Roof in Did we go to high school [together]?