In memory of
LYNN, Ada "One of the Brightest Stars of Stage and Screen has been dimmedbut the show must go on!" Ada Lynn, 91, made her final curtain call on August 23, 2018. Ada was born Adalyn Schloss, on September 7, 1926, in Chicago to parents, Henry and Jenny Schloss and older sister, Sylvia. When Ada was just seven years old, she won a talent contest at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, which led to a screen test in Hollywood. While in Hollywood, Ada performed with Shirley Temple in the films, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and Heidi, as well as the Our Gang Comedies (Little Rascals). At 17, Ada toured the Lowe's Vaudeville Circuit as the "Curvaceous Clown" with her own act that included singing, dancing and comedy. Ada continued performing in Broadway shows, nightclubs, USO shows and national musicals. In 1950, while performing in Desert Song at the Dallas Summer Musicals, Ada Lynne, was introduced to Sidney Lynn, the "King of Woman's Ready to Wear" and three months later they were married. Ada joked, "All I have to do is drop the E on my name and I don't have to change the initials on the towels". While raising her four children, Vicki, Mitzi, Laura and Scott, Ada maintained an acting career, and furthered her education by getting a degree in Interior Design from SMU, and her real estate license, which ultimately led to the creation of the luxurious, Imperial House Apartments in Dallas, that she and husband Sidney built "behind the Pink Wall" in 1960. She continued to practice her Interior Design forming her own company, Imaginative Interiors. Ada and Sidney traveled the world. They moved the family to NYC from 1966 to 1969, and returned to Dallas; for the next 30 years, Ada remained passionate to her calling in radio, film, television and theater. She appeared as Mrs. Oswald in Oliver Stone's JFK film, numerous musicals throughout Dallas, Walker Texas Ranger, and countless other TV shows. Ada was a force of strength, a devoted wife to Sidney and a Super Mom to her kids and all their friends. When husband Sidney passed away, she moved to LA to resume her Hollywood dreams, ending up on America's Got Talent where she sang and did a tribute to her husband of 55 years. Ada's motto later in life was "Keep Dancing, Keep Moving and Keep Social Security" which became the theme of her one woman show that toured local senior living homes. She tap danced through her early 80's with a senior dance tap troupe called "Steps in Time" which was featured at a Dallas Mavericks halftime show. A colorful lady indeed, Ada could be found wearing her favorite color, purple, and entertaining everyone she met. She was devoted to the community volunteering for such organizations as the Jewish Community Center, Women In Film Dallas, Lighthouse for the Blind, Reading for the Blind and the SAG Foundation BookPALS. Ada was the oldest living member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in Dallas and in 2006 was honored by Women In Film, Dallas with their Legacy Award, for Lifetime Achievement. Ada is survived by her children, Vicki Lynn of Santa Monica, CA, Mitzi Lynn of Dallas, Laura Lynn Allen and son in law, Mark Andrew Allen of Los Angeles, Scott and Holly Lynn of Dallas and beloved grandchildren, Josh and Sophie Lynn. Services will be held today, August 26th at 3pm Temple Emanu-el, Stern Chapel, live stream of service available at live.tedallas.org . In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations can be made to Dallas Children's Theater or Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas.
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