HOT GALLERY: Looking Back at the Stars of This Beloved Family Classic as Annie Turns 30Sheâ€™s that spunky little redhead, that orphan with an unshakable sense of optimism. Itâ€™s hard to believe that the movie Annie, directed by John Huston and based on the comic strip, was released 30 years ago. So what are the stars doing now? Read on... By Nina HĂ¤mmerling Smith
The lovable little orphan who canâ€™t help but spread her sunny outlook was played by freckle-faced Aileen Quinn, in her feature film debut. Despite her young age, Quinn was already a theater pro by the time she was cast as in Annie. â€śBecause I did come from that theater background,â€ť she told Snakkle, â€śthey actually usually did only one or two takesâ€ť for each scene. Quinn earned two Golden Globe nominations for Annie.