Darrin, Sonia

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Darrin, Sonia Gender: F
Sonia Paskowitz
born on 16 June 1924 at 00:00 (= 12:00 midnight )
Place Houston, Texas, 29n46, 95w22
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°48' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°15 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 13°59'

Sonia Darrin (second from left in still from "The Big Sleep," 1946)


American film actress, best known for playing "Agnes Lowzier" in film noir classic The Big Sleep (1946). Darrin danced in the film Lady in the Dark (1944) and worked with Ed Wynn and Alan Young on their early television programs.

Darrin was born to Louis and Rose Paskowitz, Jewish emigrants from Russia, who immigrated to Texas. She had two brothers, Adrian and Dorian. Her father operated a clothing store in Galveston. Around 1940, the family moved to Los Angeles, California.

Darrin married William "Bill" Reese, a theatre set designer and marketing services company president. The couple had four children, three sons and a daughter, and lived in Manhattan. Their youngest son is the former child actor Mason Reese. Her last two public appearances were on The Mike Douglas Show in the 1970s, and in a documentary film about her brother, Dorian, in 2007.

Darrin resided on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for over 50 years. She died of natural causes in New York City on 19 July 2020 at the age of 96.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brother Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Youngest son is former child actor Mason Reese)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film)