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Didi Conn Is The Voice of Betty Boop[1]


Didi Conn Betty Boop 1982

Didi Conn got a break via commercials. Didi Conn is one of several old faces back from the first Grease.


"Frenchy got a lot of fan mail," she says, because of her friendship with the Olivia Newton-John character. In Grease 2 she similarly befriends the new kid from England. They filmed a number in which she teaches him to walk and talk like a greaser. To her dismay, the number didn't make it to the final cut.


She makes her career sound like a series of happy coincidences. The first break came in commercials. She was in an office, undergoing a quick brushoff, when an agent, eavesdropping, stuck a head out of the door and said, "What kind of voice is that? Come in here."


Conn got a job imitating the voice of Betty Boop on a root beer commercial. Until then she says, she hadn't known her voice was distinctive, even though on the phone it was sometimes confused with her 4-year-old brother's.


The next break came in Hollywood, soon after she left her native New York.


"In commercials," she explains, "one minute someone is your husband and you're making out. The next minute they're gone."


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