Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne
1898 - 1990

Irene Dunne  American Actress


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Irene Dunne passed away on 4th Sep 1990 aged 91.


Irene Dunne was previously married to Dr. Francis Griffin (1928 - 1965).


American Actress Irene Dunne passed away on 4th Sep 1990 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 91. Born Irene Marie Dunne on 20th December, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and educated at Madison High School, Irene Dunne is most remembered for The Awful Truth in a career that spanned 1922–1985 1922–1962 (acting) and 1922–1985 and 1922–1962 (acting) and 1922–1962. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Irene Dunne was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Cary Grant in My Favorite Wife (1940), Charles Boyer in Love Affair (1939), Ralph Bellamy in This Man Is Mine (1934) and Robert Taylor in Magnificent Obsession (1935).

Irene Dunne is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Louisville, Kentucky, Musicians from Louisville, Kentucky and Chicago Musical College alumni.


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First Name Irene
Middle Name Marie
Last Name Dunne
Full Name at Birth Irene Marie Dunne
Alternative Name Rene Dunne
Age 91 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th December, 1898
Birthplace Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died 4th September, 1990
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Subtle Humor, Caustic Wit, Opera voice
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Madison High School
University Chicago Music College
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Awful Truth
Year(s) Active 1922–1985 1922–1962 (acting), 1922–1985, 1922–1962 (acting), 1922–1962
Father Joseph J. Dunne (Steamboat captain)
Mother Adelaide Dunne (nee Henry) (piano teacher)
Brother Allen Dunne
Family Member Mary Frances (daughter), Mark Francis (grandson), Anne Marie (granddaughter), Vanna Bonta (granddaughter-in-law)
Friend Loretta Young (Best friends), Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, Jimmy Stewart, Clare Boothe Luce, Nancy Reagan, Anita Louise, Roddy McDowell, Bob Hope, Cesar Romero, Ricardo Montalban, Charles Boyer, Leo McCarey, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Feldman
Associated People Jerome Kern
Pets Major (dog), Sanka (dog)

Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990) was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) and I Remember Mama (1948). She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1958.

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Irene Dunne91 SagittariusActress
Dr. Francis Griffin79 LibraDoctor


Saints and Sinners1962Anita FarrellTV Show
Frontier Circus1961Dr. Sam ApplewhiteTV Show
Insight1960Gertrude le ForteTV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Dr. Gina KerstasTV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Margaret HendersonTV Show
It Grows on Trees1952Polly BaxterMovie
The Christophers1952TV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952Sheila Chester, Janet Wilson, Marion ClarkTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951HostessTV Show
Never a Dull Moment1950KayMovie
The Mudlark1950Queen VictoriaMovie
I Remember Mama1948MamaMovie
Life with Father1947VinnieMovie
Anna and the King of Siam1946Anna OwensMovie
Over 211945Paula 'Polly' WhartonMovie
The White Cliffs of Dover1944Susan AshwoodMovie
Together Again1944Anne CrandallMovie
A Guy Named Joe1943Dorinda DurstonMovie
Lady in a Jam1942Jane PalmerMovie
Penny Serenade1941Julie GardinerMovie
Unfinished Business1941Nancy AndrewsMovie
My Favorite Wife1940EllenMovie
Love Affair1939TerryMovie
When Tomorrow Comes1939Helen LawrenceMovie
Invitation to Happiness1939Eleanor WayneMovie
Joy of Living1938MaggieMovie
High, Wide, and Handsome1937Sally WattersonMovie
The Awful Truth1937Lucy WarrinerMovie
Show Boat1936MagnoliaMovie
Theodora Goes Wild1936Theodora LynnMovie
Magnificent Obsession1935Helen HudsonMovie
Sweet Adeline1934Adeline SchmidtMovie
The Age of Innocence1934EllenMovie
This Man Is Mine1934Tony DunlapMovie
Ann Vickers1933Ann VickersMovie
No Other Woman1933Anna StanleyMovie
The Secret of Madame Blanche1933SallyMovie
The Silver Cord1933Christina PhelpsMovie
If I Were Free1933Sarah CazenoveMovie
Back Street1932Ray SchmidtMovie
Symphony of Six Million1932JessicaMovie
Thirteen Women1932Laura StanhopeMovie
Bachelor Apartment1931Helene AndrewsMovie
Cimarron1931Sabra CravatMovie
The Stolen Jools1931Irene DunneShort Film
Consolation Marriage1931Mary Brown PorterMovie
The Great Lover1931DianaMovie
Leathernecking1930Delphine WitherspoonMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (5)

alvis64Jan 23, 2014

She could do it all! Magnificent star!!

wheelerJan 1, 2009

I agree her movies are still graet to watch even now like her alot

ryderMay 22, 2008

such a brilliant subtle comedienne and leading lady. what a classy star

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