Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne
1898 - 1990

Irene Dunne  American Actress


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 ...

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Longest Relationship37 yrs
Shortest Relationship37 yrs
Average Relationship Length37 yrs
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)
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Saints and Sinners1962 Anita Farrell TV Show
Frontier Circus1961 Dr. Sam Applewhite TV Show
Insight1960 Gertrude le Forte TV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Dr. Gina Kerstas TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953 Margaret Henderson TV Show
It Grows on Trees1952 Polly Baxter Movie
The Christophers1952 TV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952 Sheila Chester, Janet Wilson, Marion Clark TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951 Hostess TV Show
Never a Dull Moment1950 Kay Movie
The Mudlark1950 Queen Victoria Movie
I Remember Mama1948 Mama Movie
Life with Father1947 Vinnie Movie
Anna and the King of Siam1946 Anna Owens Movie
Over 211945 Paula 'Polly' Wharton Movie
The White Cliffs of Dover1944 Susan Ashwood Movie
Together Again1944 Anne Crandall Movie
A Guy Named Joe1943 Dorinda Durston Movie
Lady in a Jam1942 Jane Palmer Movie
Penny Serenade1941 Julie Gardiner Movie
Unfinished Business1941 Nancy Andrews Movie
My Favorite Wife1940 Ellen Movie
Love Affair1939 Terry Movie
When Tomorrow Comes1939 Helen Lawrence Movie
Invitation to Happiness1939 Eleanor Wayne Movie
Joy of Living1938 Maggie Movie
High, Wide, and Handsome1937 Sally Watterson Movie
The Awful Truth1937 Lucy Warriner Movie
Show Boat1936 Magnolia Movie
Theodora Goes Wild1936 Theodora Lynn Movie
Magnificent Obsession1935 Helen Hudson Movie
Roberta1935 Stephanie Movie
Sweet Adeline1934 Adeline Schmidt Movie
The Age of Innocence1934 Ellen Movie
This Man Is Mine1934 Tony Dunlap Movie
Stingaree1934 Hilda Movie
Ann Vickers1933 Ann Vickers Movie
No Other Woman1933 Anna Stanley Movie
The Secret of Madame Blanche1933 Sally Movie
The Silver Cord1933 Christina Phelps Movie
If I Were Free1933 Sarah Cazenove Movie
Back Street1932 Ray Schmidt Movie
Symphony of Six Million1932 Jessica Movie
Thirteen Women1932 Laura Stanhope Movie
Bachelor Apartment1931 Helene Andrews Movie
Cimarron1931 Sabra Cravat Movie
The Stolen Jools1931 Irene Dunne Short Film
Consolation Marriage1931 Mary Brown Porter Movie
The Great Lover1931 Diana Movie
Leathernecking1930 Delphine Witherspoon Movie
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    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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