In 1982 nine-year-old Aileen Quinn became world-famous after her joyous portrayal of the orphan Annie Warbucks. And as a result of that iconic role, the child actor’s distinctive red locks, adorable smile and freckled cheeks became engraved on the minds of millions.
Most of us first met Quinn in the 1982 film Annie, which in turn had been adapted from the Broadway musical version of the tale. But of course, that little girl is grown up now, and she understandably looks very different as a result. In fact, after decades of working on musicals, on movie sets and in classrooms, Quinn is hardly recognizable as the child star she once was.
The story of Annie concerns a little girl who moves from an orphanage that’s run by the evil Miss Hannigan – played in the movie by Carol Burnett. Annie then finds residence in a grand mansion owned by a billionaire named Oliver Warbucks, who’s brought to life on screen by Albert Finney. And there, the rich man helps the orphan track down her biological parents by offering a reward to whoever finds them. Nevertheless, this scheme attracts fraudsters.