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Irene Dunne

Film Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Delegate (American Politics) | * 12/20/1898 († 91, 09/04/1990) | Louisville, Kentucky (United States of America (USA))
Irene Dunne (born Irene Marie Dunn; December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990) was an American actress and singer who appeared in films during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She is best known for her comedic roles, though she performed in films of other genres, often adding glimpses of her comedic touch. After her father died when she was 14, Dunne's family relocated from Kentucky to Indiana, and she became determined to become an opera singer, but when she was rejected by The Met, she performed in musicals on Broadway until she was scouted by RKO and made her Hollywood film debut in the musical Leathernecking (1930). She starred in 42 movies receiving five nominations 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 ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Irene Dunne

Kennedy Center Honors Papal Lateran Cross Laetare Medal Los Angeles Times Women of the Year Silver Cup Order of the Holy Sepulchre Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 5x Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Irene Dunne as Actress(51)

as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Polly Baxter1952 It Grows on Trees
as Kay Kingsley1950 Never a Dull Moment
as Queen Victoria1950 The Mudlark
as Mama1948 I Remember Mama
as Vinnie Day1947 Life with Father
as Anna Owens1946 Anna and the King of Siam
as Paula 'Polly' Wharton1945 Over 21
as Susan Dunn1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
as Anne Crandall1944 Together Again
as Dorinda Durston1943 A Guy Named Joe
as herself1943 Show-Business at War
as Jane Palmer1942 Lady in a Jam
as Julie Gardiner Adams1941 Penny Serenade
as Nancy Andrews1941 Unfinished Business
as Ellen Wagstaff Arden1940 My Favorite Wife
as Eleanor Wayne1939 Invitation to Happiness
as Terry McKay1939 Love Affair
as Helen Lawrence1939 When Tomorrow Comes
as Margaret 'Maggie' Garret1938 Joy of Living
as Lucy Warriner1937 The Awful Truth
as Sally Watterson1937 High, Wide and Handsome
as Magnolia Hawkes1936 Show Boat
as Theodora Lynn1936 Theodora Goes Wild
as Stephanie1935 Roberta
as Helen Hudson1935 Magnificent Obsession
as Tony Dunlap1934 This Man Is Mine
as Countess Ellen Olenska1934 The Age of Innocence
as Adeline 'Addie' Schmidt1934 Sweet Adeline
as Hilda Bouverie1934 Stingaree
as Ann Vickers1933 Ann Vickers
as Anna Stanley1933 No Other Woman
as Sarah Cazenove1933 If I Were Free
as Christina Phelps1933 The Silver Cord
as Ray Schmidt1932 Back Street
as Laura Stanhope1932 Thirteen Women
as herself1931 The Stolen Jools
as Sabra Cravat1931 Cimarron
as Mary Brown Porter1931 Consolation Marriage
as Diana1931 The Great Lover
as Helene Andrews1931 Bachelor Apartment
as Delphine Witherspoon1930 Leathernecking

TV Shows/Series with Irene Dunne as Actress(6)


Full Name: Irena Dunne
Born: Tuesday, 12/20 1898 (December) in Louisville, Kentucky (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 09/04 1990 (September) in Los Angeles (aged: 91)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Educated at: Chicago Musical College, Webster University
Record Label: Decca
Other names for Irene Dunne (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Irene Marie Dunn"
"First Lady of Hollywood" (Pseudonym)
"Irene Dunne Griffin" (Pseudonym)
"Dunnie" (Pseudonym)
Irene Dunne frequently works together with these people:
Van Nest Polglase (11x, Crew)
Max Steiner (11x, Crew)
Bess Flowers (8x, Actress)
Leo McCarey (8x, Crew)
Cary Grant (7x, Actor)
Pandro S. Berman (7x, Crew)
Myrna Loy (6x, Actress)
Joseph Walker (6x, Crew)
Carroll Clark (6x, Crew)
Roy Webb (6x, Crew)
George Stevens (6x, Crew)
John Newland (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28746, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 11/20/2021