"I drifted into acting and drifted out.

Acting isn't everything. Living is."

Irene Marie Dunne  December 20.1898 - September 04.1990

American actress and singer 


Welcome to The Irene Dunne Site - the place for all Irene Dunne related information!






1942 for Royal Crown Cola
1942 for Royal Crown Cola

What's new - 03.17.14


 - added 8 ads: 3 from the 30s, 3 from the 40s and movie ads from "Sweet Adeline" and "Show Boat"

What's new - 03.02.14


- added a Motion Picture article from July 1938, "She Gets Away With "Moider""  Kay Proctor on Irene's "stellar insubordination"

Just an info - 02.27.14 


Warner Archive just released "Show Boat." I am grateful that this classic found its way on DVD at last, but dissapointed that it's only a MOD Warner Archive disc. What about this rumored  blu-ray box-set with the three versions of "Show Boat?" 



What's new - 02.24.14


 - added the filmography entry for "A Guy Named Joe"(1943) and "Oh, Aunt Alice!" made the blog.

publicity with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

What's new - 02.17.14


  - added 12 photos from "Joy Of Living"(1938)

What's new - 02.16.14


 - added an article from the mag "Hollywood" from July 1938:

"No Sooner Said Than Dunne!"  James Reid on the impulsive sides of Miss Dunne including chasing cars and turning cartwheels... and the article offers yet another version of the elevator trip with Florenz Ziegfeld that ultimately brought Irene to Hollywood. 

February 1933

What's new - 01.27.14


- added 7 covers from the 30s and 2 from the 40s


What's new - 01.18.14


  - added 7 photos from "Anna And The King Of Siam"(1946) and two publicities from the same year 

Elegant as ever at Disneyland

What's new - 01.15.14


Some additions to the TV page:


 - one publicity and a short article that explains Irene's part in this production  ,"'Playhouse of Stars' To Present Irene Dunne", to the entry for "Schlitz Playhouse"(1952)


 - a little trip down the TV memory lane "Irene Dunne Sparks Exhibit of New Cars" Irene provided the "charming and elegant thread of continuity throughout the show" (Easter Parade of Stars, 1954)


 - a photo gallery to the entry for Dateline Disneyland(1955); Irene christened the Mark Twain, the park's steamwheeler.


 - and two photos from "Go Fight City Hall"(1962)


And on a personal note - does someone have ANY of these Schlitz Playhouse appearances? If so, PLEASE contact me! :-)

publicity for 'Back Street' with John Boles
publicity for 'Back Street' with John Boles

What's new - 01.06.14


- added 6 photos from "Back Street"(1932)


Better late than never:

Happy New Year to everyone!




publicity for 'Leathernecking'

What's new - 12.28.13


- added 3 publicities from 1930, 3 photos from "The Great Lover"(1931) and 2 from "Consolation Marriage"(1931)

What's new - 12.08.13


- added a Motion Picture article from November 1938 "The New Side to IRENE DUNNE" 'Mimi darleen" spoke with Ida Zeitlin on the set of "The Awful Truth" but the infos provided would time-wise better fit to the set of "Theodora"...

What's new - 11.10.13


- added 8 photos from "Magnificent Obsession" (1935) and five misc. from the same year. 

publicity for "Magnificent Obsession" -  shot for "Universal Fashion News"


and here are a couple of Dunne on-screen moments we've missed! 

What's new - 11.02.13


This time you'll get not only one but two Irene Dunnes: 


 - added a Motion Picture article from September 1935 "Irene Dunne Leads Two Lives"





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