Toni Ann Gisondi
Toni Ann Gisondi is a former child actress, best known for playing Molly—the youngest orphan—in the 1982 film version of the musical Annie .
Annie is a 1982 American musical comedy-drama film based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip created by Harold Gray. Directed by John Huston and written by Carol Sobieski, the film stars Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder, Edward Herrmann and Aileen Quinn as the title character. Set during the Great Depression in 1933, the film tells the story of Annie, an orphan from New York City who is taken in by America's richest billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Principal photography took place for six weeks at Monmouth University in New Jersey.
Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers.
Toni Ann was six when she was picked for the role of Molly in the 1982 film version of the musical Annie, which starred Aileen Quinn in the title role. She was nominated for "Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture" in the 1981-1982 Young Artist Awards,and merits a mention in the 2002 edition of the St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture, for her "sweet" performance.
Aileen Marie Quinn is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her role as Annie Bennett Warbucks in Annie.
She also performed on the best-selling soundtrack album to the movie of Annie and went on to act in a made-for-TV movie, The Children's Story, also in 1982, in which she played a student.
"The Children's Story" is a 4,300-word novelette by James Clavell. It first appeared in Reader's Digest and was printed in book form in 1981. It was adapted by Clavell himself into a thirty minute short film for television which aired on Mobil Showcase.
Toni Ann Gisondi is married to Theodore Pugliese and the couple have two daughters, Molly Marie and Melody Rose. Molly, who was born on November 1, 2000, shares her name with the orphan Toni Ann played in Annie.`` In 2017 Toni Ann Gisondi joined the music group Crimson consisting of Greg Cassidy and Sean Cordery. A remake of George Michael Freedom was one of her featured songs which has received very positive feedback all over the United States. She is currently working on new music and new movies.
Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress, singer, and author. She was cast in her first major role as Molly in the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979–80) after a casting director saw her playing an orphan in a stage production of the musical Annie. She and several other members of the original Facts of Life cast were let go when the show was reworked by the network. She subsequently made her motion picture debut in the independent film Tempest (1982), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Ringwald is known for her collaborations with filmmaker John Hughes, having appeared in three of his films.
Sweet and Lowdown is a 1999 American comedy-drama mockumentary film written and directed by Woody Allen. Loosely based on Federico Fellini's film La Strada, the film tells the fictional story, set in the 1930s, of a self-confident jazz guitarist Emmet Ray who falls in love with a mute woman. The film also stars Uma Thurman and Anthony LaPaglia. Like several of Allen's other films, the film is occasionally interrupted by interviews with critics and biographers like Allen, Nat Hentoff, and Douglas McGrath, who comment on the film's plot as if the characters were real-life people.
Ann Jillian is an American actress whose career began as a child actress in the 1960s. She is possibly best known for her role as the vampy Cassie Cranston on the 1980s sitcom It's a Living.
Livewire was a kids' talk show on the U.S. television cable network, Nickelodeon which began in September 1980 and ended in 1985. The series was designed for kids of all ages, and the show's main focus discussed true current events and stories during those times. It was taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York through Reeves Teletape Studios of Sesame Street fame. It was filmed "live on tape" with a participating audience of about 20-30 teenagers and was hosted initially by Mark Cordray, but Fred Newman soon replaced Cordray as host. It was a CableACE Award winner, the first Nickelodeon talk show to achieve that feat. Livewire was the #1 rated show on Nickelodeon in 1982, and never went below #7 in the ratings during the 5-year span of the show.
King Uncle is a 1993 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Jackie Shroff, Shah Rukh Khan, and Anu Agarwal in the lead roles. Nagma, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Mukherjee, Pooja Ruparel, Deven Verma in supporting roles. The film was inspired from the 1982 English film Annie that starred Aileen Marie Quinn and Albert Finney, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. Although the film was a box office success ran over 100 days at the time, it has since gained cult status and is loved by families and children. Jackie Shroff’s performance was much loved and appreciated; as well as child artiste Pooja Ruparel as the orphan Munna.
Rhonda Suzanne Burchmore OAM is an Australian entertainer.
Kristen Vigard is an American actress and singer. She is known for being the first actress to play the title role in Annie in its pre-Broadway tryout and for her two-year run as "Morgan Richards" on Guiding Light (1980–1981). She also had a two-year run on One Life to Live (1984–1985).
Annie is a 1999 American made-for-television musical-comedy-drama film from The Wonderful World of Disney, adapted from the 1977 Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on the 1924 Little Orphan Annie comic strip by Harold Gray. The musical was previously adapted into a 1982 theatrical film.
"Tyce" Diorio is an American dancer and choreographer. He is best known for his work as a choreographer and guest judge on the Fox television series So You Think You Can Dance. He has choreographed and performed with Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and Taylor Swift. He won an Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Choreography.
Robin Ignico is an American former child actress.
April Lerman is an American former child actress who played the role of Kate, an orphan in the 1982 film of the musical Annie. She also was a regular cast member on the first season of Charles in Charge (1984), where she played the character of Lila Pembroke.
Rosanne Sorrentino is a former child actress, best known for playing the role of the bossy orphan Pepper in the 1982 film of the musical Annie.
Amanda Balon is an American, child actress vocalist and dancer, best known for playing the title role in the nationwide Broadway tour of the musical Annie. Amanda initially joined the 30th anniversary cast(directed by Broadway director and script lyricist, Martin Charnin) as the youngest orphan, Molly. At age ten, she was given the lead role of Little Orphan Annie. She remained with the production company NETworks Presentations for 3 years.
"Tomorrow" is a song from the musical Annie, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, published in 1977. The number was originally written as "The Way We Live Now" for the 1970 short film Replayfurthermore Annie has a little lamb, with both music and lyrics by Strouse.
Annie: A Royal Adventure! is a TV sequel to Annie (1982). It was released in the United States in 1995 and internationally in 1996, and is approximately 93 minutes long. The film has no songs apart from a reprise of "Tomorrow" sung at the end of the movie immediately after Warbucks is knighted.
The 4th Youth in Film Awards ceremony, presented by the Youth in Film Association, honored outstanding youth performers under the age of 21 in the fields of film and television for the 1981-1982 season, and took place on November 21, 1982, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.
Patricia Patts is an American actress, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She played the lead role in the 1978 Los Angeles touring production of Annie, and the voice of Peppermint Patty on the show Peanuts.
Toni Ann Gisondi (Molly)
... original Broadway cast member Robyn Finn, and Rosanne Sorrentino and Toni Ann Gisondi from the Annie film.
Toni Ann Gisondi, Annie
Aileen Quinn made a winning Annie, although she was nearly over-staged by the youngest orphan Molly, sweetly played by Toni Ann Gisondi.
Toni Ann Gisondi (Movie) is married and has two daughters, Molly Marie and Melody Rose.
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Jonathan Alden "Jon" Merrill is an American fandom editor and collector who, with Tricia Trozzi, was the co-president of the International Annie Fan Club from 1983 to 1998, and the co-editor of the Annie People newsletter.