"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!

 

 

 

                                 Updates


 

What's new - 08.11.15

 

- added a Movie Classic article from May 1936 "Spell of the River"

on the set with wannabe make up artists Melvyn Douglas and Richard Boleslawski
on the set with wannabe make up artists Melvyn Douglas and Richard Boleslawski

What's new - 07.27.15


 - added 9 photos from "Theodora Goes Wild" (1936)


And here is a montage of applications for driver's licenses including two of Irene's. Note her given age, her height and the address in 1936! Thanks to Charles Featherston for this interesting trove!

with David Niven and Cecil DeMille during the production of "The Sisters"
with David Niven and Cecil DeMille during the production of "The Sisters"

What's new - 06.14.15

 

  - some  additions to the radio page: 

"Bob Elsen on the Century" In January 1947 Irene was interviewed by Bob Elsen on the famous railroad train "Twentieth Century Limited."

 

And I added three photos to the Irene Dunne on Radio 20s/30s page: two to the entry for "Magnificent Obsession" (1937) and one to the entry for "The Sisters" (1939)

publicity with Douglas Fairbanks jr.
publicity with Douglas Fairbanks jr.

What's new - 06.08.15


 - added 7 photos from "Joy Of Living"(1938)

What's new - 05.31.15

Leg Art
Leg Art

What's new - 05.22.15

 

- added a Chicago Tribune article from February 1942 titled "Serene Irene!"

about Irene on the set of "Lady in a Jam," and here are some of the mentioned  promo shots.

 

On a personal note: today is my website's 5th anniversary and it has been quite a trip!

Thanks to all the faithful readers!

1934 - promo shot playing badminton
1934 - promo shot playing badminton

What's new - 05.18.15

 

- added 7 publicities from 1934

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