Beyond the Marquee: The Web Series (Episode 28): ANNIE 30th Annie’versary Interview (pt.1)


It’s hard to believe it was 30 years ago already that a freckle-faced, red-headed orphan touched our hearts and got us singing about the hope of tomorrow! It was 1982 and actress Aileen Quinn burst onto the silver screen in Annie, the movie musical that is still a classic over 3 decades later.  Beyond the Marquee host, Erin Cottrell, had a chance to sit down with Aileen recently to discuss the 30th Anniversary as she recalled some of her favorite memories from the film, secrets from the set and revealed what she’s been up to since then. If you’re an Annie fan, this is one interview you don’t want to miss!  BONUS: Click ahead to see exclusive never-before-seen pictures from the set of Annie!

Part 2 of our interview with Aileen is located here!

Check out these Exclusive Pics provided to Beyond the Marquee by Aileen’s mom, Helenann Quinn.  Their personal photo album highlighting some great, candid, behind-the-scenes moments taken during the production of Annie!


Actress Carol Burnett helps a young Aileen Quinn with her spelling using an electronic device on the set during a break

Aileen Quinn hangs backstage with Bingo (aka Sandy the dog) on the set of Annie

Aileen Quinn plays a game of jacks with the other ophan cast members during down-time on the set of Annie

(L to R) Albert Finney, Director John Huston and Aileen Quinn rehearse a scene backstage for an upcoming scene on the set of Annie


Celebrate Annie’s 30th Annie’versary with the special edition Blu-ray available now on, Click HERE to order!

Annie on Blu-ray, get it today…don’t wait for TOMORROW!!!


Check out the original theatrical trailer here…





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7 Responses to “Beyond the Marquee: The Web Series (Episode 28): ANNIE 30th Annie’versary Interview (pt.1)”

  1. Lesley Harvey says:

    My favourite all time film ❤ Watching it as i type yhis

  2. Grace says:

    OMG!!! I love your movie!!!! I bought it and watched it more than once each day! That is my favorite move! I’ve been in lots of movies to! And I been on tv a lot! I also saw the new Annie. It’s not as good as yours! I think you and the orphans did FANTASTIC on the hard knock life! Yall are so awesome! Wish you were still that little! Love ya!

  3. Rafael says:

    Hi there, I watched ur movie while growing up, I am from Nigeria and love the Annie movie a lot. keep it up.

  4. Ejoke says:

    Hi Aileen…I watched your movie while growing up in Nigeria. I love it still. It was such a powerful story. My kids would definately see it..movies dont come this good any more. I am most happy that you have remained a role model. More happy years ahead….the sun will come out tomorrow. …

  5. Jay says:

    Hello, Aileen Quinn. How are you? Did you have a good Christmas and New Year? Were you awake when the ball dropped? I just wanted to say, “Annie” has always had a prominent place in my heart since I was in daycare, in the 80’s, since I first saw it. I liked you immediately, and still do. They often played movies for us, and that was one of them. That one especially, I was fond of, and always have been. I love it so much. How the character Annie was such a leader…so wise and mature beyond her years. When she went to live with Warbucks, he gave her everything, yet in her incredible wisdom, she loved Warbucks himself above all those material things. And Warbucks himself finally became rich indeed, because he finally saw there were more important things than wealth and capitalism. A wonderful analogy/lesson for us all. (I’ve just always been a very deep thinker.) I’m Jay. I act myself, and I have autism. I am from Alabama. Do you still teach at Marmouth, along with playing in your band, the Leapin’ Lizards?

  6. Lisa says:

    We loved Annie as kids and now my girls love it also. Actually, we watch it at least once everyday as it is the favorite movie of my four year old, who knows most of the lines and all of the songs, and her 2 year old sister is following in the same footsteps. Great movie and glad you are not like some child stars who try to disconnect from the role we all remember them by.

  7. SuzAnne says:

    This is fantastic. Aileen looks amazing. So glad to see she’s still embodying the energy and spirit of that tenacious little cutie we all grew up watching. My kids love that movie as much as I did. Great interview, thanks for sharing.

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