Anne Byrne (actress)
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|Born||September 28, 1943|
Chappaqua, New York, U.S.
(m. 1969; div. 1980)
Anne Byrne Hoffman Kronenfeld (born September 28, 1943) is an American actress. She had a small role as the wife of Woody Allen's philandering best friend in Manhattan (1979), and also appeared in Why Would I Lie? (1980) and A Night Full of Rain (1978). She was the first wife of actor Dustin Hoffman, having one child, Jenna Byrne (born October 15, 1970), by him. Hoffman adopted Byrne's daughter from a previous marriage, Karina Hoffman-Birkhead (born 1966). Byrne and Hoffman divorced in 1980 and both remarried that same year, Byrne to Ivan Kronenfeld.
Byrne and Hoffman lived on West 11th Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan in 1970 when members of The Weather Underground, a group of left-wing militants planning a terror bombing of Columbia University and Fort Dix in NJ were killed by a premature detonation of explosives they'd been stockpiling in the house next door to the couple. Dustin Hoffman can be seen in footage from the scene.
- Papillon (1973) - Mrs. Dega (uncredited)
- A Night Full of Rain (1978) - Friend
- Manhattan (1979) - Emily
- Why Would I Lie? (1980) - Faith (final film role)