|Birth Date||:||20 December 1898|
|Birth Place||:||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
Irene Dunne DHS 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.
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year [14 October 2011]
Filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz pays tribute to Vito Russo, author of `The Celluloid Closet' and one of the Gay Pride movement's leading activists.
A Guy Named Joe [23 December 1943 (USA)]
Using the backdrop of WWII, this is a story about a dead bomber pilot who returns in the form of a guardian angel to help his friend in battle as well as in matters of the heart.
Ann Vickers [25 May 1934]
Stingaree is Australia's priced outlaw and is on the run. He poses as Julian, a music composer from London, and impresses Hilda. He is caught by the police, but he escapes the prison to meet Hilda.
Anna and the King of Siam [20 June 1946 (USA)]
The story revolves around Anna, a young English widow who accepts the job as tutor to the royal children of Siam. As she spends more time in the palace, her relationship with the King blossoms.
Bachelor Apartment [5 May 1933]
A clinging mother (Laura Hope Crews) tries to divide one son (Joel McCrea) from his wife (Irene Dunne) and another son from his girlfriend.
Back Street [30 December 1932 (USA)]
Based on Fanny Hurst's classic novel of the star-crossed romance between a prominent married man and an Ohio farm woman.
Cimarron [1 December 1960 (USA)]
The Cravet family build their newspaper into a business empire. Yancey Cravet, an adventurer-idealist, spurns the opportunity to become governor, since this means cheating the Indians of their land.
Classified X [Leo McCarey]
Consolation Marriage [15 April 1931 (USA)]
Wayne, a rich playboy, falls in love with Helene, an out-of-work steno who comes to his infamous apartment looking for her sister Lita. Now, he must convince her that his love for her is genuine.
High, Wide, and Handsome [14 April 1932 (USA)]
A Jewish surgeon (Ricardo Cortez) with a passion for healing instead makes his career caring for the upper class in New York, but must confront what it truly important when tragedy strikes his family.
Hollywood Without Make-Up [7 February 2019]
Gay nurse Pedro goes to criminal lengths to find his ailing transgender friend a hospital bed.
I Remember Mama [9 March 1948 (USA)]
This movie features the bumpy life of a Norwegian immigrant family, living in San Francisco.
If I Were Free [15 October 1931 (USA)]
Steve and Mary decide get married after their respective lovers leave them for richer prospects. Things regress when their lovers re-enter their lives.
Invitation to Happiness [6 January 1933 (USA)]
No Other Woman is a 1933 American pre-Code romantic melodrama film starring Irene Dunne, and featuring Charles Bickford, Gwili Andre and Eric Linden.
It Grows on Trees [2 September 1952 (USA)]
A housewife's (Irene Dunne) husband (Dean Jagger) refuses to believe she picks money from their backyard trees.
Joy of Living [6 May 1938 (USA)]
Joy of Living is a 1938 American musical comedy film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Irene Dunne and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. with supporting performances from Alice Brady, Guy Kibbee, Jean Dixon, Eric Blore and Lucille Ball.
Lady in a Jam [1 December 1933]
Gordon Evers and Sarah Cazenove, both suicidal and depressed, meet each other and fall in love. However, they face many difficulties when their relationship is opposed by the society.
Leathernecking [19 August 1950]
Kay, a city-based Broadway songwriter, falls in love with Chris, a cowboy. Kay moves to Wyoming to live with Chris, but soon learns that life on a ranch is more difficult than she had expected.
Life with Father [14 August 1947 (Skowhegan)]
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Love Affair [16 March 1939 (USA)]
Love Affair is a 1939 American romantic film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer and featuring Maria Ouspenskaya. It was directed by Leo McCarey and written by Delmer Daves and Donald Ogden Stewart, based on a story by McCarey and Mildred Cram.
Magnificent Obsession [16 September 1932]
A mysterious Eurasian tries to murder the twelve boarding school roommates who treated her like an outsider.
My Favorite Wife [17 May 1940 (USA)]
Being given up for dead, Ellen returns home to find her husband Nick recently remarried. Joy turns to jealousy when Nick discovers that she has been on a deserted island with fellow-survivor Burkett.
Never a Dull Moment [29 December 1934]
Sweet Adeline is a 1934 musical film adaptation of the 1929 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II Broadway play of the same title. It stars Irene Dunne and Donald Woods and was directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
No Other Woman [19 June 1942]
A psychiatrist (Patric Knowles) escorts a wacky heiress (Irene Dunne) who has blown her fortune.
Nunca la olvidaré 
Over 21 [30 October 1950 (London)]
Set in Victorian London, where young `mudlark' Wheeler makes his living scavenging in the Thames' mud. There he finds a cameo depicting the Queen. So taken is he by her beauty, he's determined to see her but she is in seclusion at Windsor, in mourning for Albert, despite the pleadings of Disraeli. Wheeler, determined to see her, sneaks into the castle and meets the Queen, who finally understands what she means to her people.… MORE
Penny Serenade [24 April 1941]
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
Roberta [12 October 2014]
Roberta is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Caroline Monnet and released in 2014. The film stars Marie Brassard as Roberta, a housewife and mother who turns to drugs and alcohol to deal with the stultifying conformity of her suburban life.
Show Boat [14 May 1936 (USA)]
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
Stingaree [12 September 1930]
A Marine does whatever it takes to win the affections of a young socialite.
Sweet Adeline [1 September 1934]
The Age of Innocence is an American drama film directed by Philip Moeller and starring Irene Dunne, John Boles and Lionel Atwill. The film is an adaptation of the 1920 novel The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, set in the fashionable New York society of the 1870s.
Symphony of Six Million [7 June 1939]
Albert "King" Cole (Fred MacMurray) is a promising young boxer with an enterprising manager, Pop Hardy (Charles Ruggles), who wants to sell an interest in Cole's up-and-coming career to a wealthy businessman. Cole's boastful, arrogant manner infuriates the businessman's daughter, Eleanor (Irene Dunne), at first, but she soon falls for him in spite of herself. Ten years later, they are married with a son, but their relationship starts to crack under the strain of Cole's ambition.… MORE
Szerelmi történet [Mervyn LeRoy]
The Age of Innocence [21 July 1937]
Shortly after marrying Sally Watterson (Irene Dunne) in 1859, Peter Cortlandt (Randolph Scott) discovers oil on his grandmother's farm, and soon nearby farmers also find natural gas reserves beneath their land. Determined to purchase their valuable land, railroad tycoon Walt Brennan (Alan Hale) raises the prices for using his trains for oil transportation, hoping to force the farmers to sell. Peter, in search of a better solution, begins constructing a pipeline.… MORE
The Awful Truth [20 October 1937]
When Jerry and Lucy suspect each other of having an affair, they decide to file a divorce. In due course, they both set out to undermine each other's love lives.
The Great Lover [3 February 1933]
After a brief courtship, a London heir Leonard St. John marries a popular American singer Sally Sanders. But Leonard's father Aubrey is upset that his son married a chorus girl and denounces them.
The Hurricane 
Actor-filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles traces the portrayals of blacks in cinema from the silent era through today.
The Mudlark [11 August 1939]
A married pianist (Charles Boyer) deserts his mentally troubled wife when he falls in love with a pretty waitress (Irene Dunne).
The Secret of Madame Blanche [4 April 1931]
The Stolen Jools is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy short produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring many cameo appearances by film stars of the day. The stars appeared in the film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, to raise funds for the National Vaudeville Artists Tuberculosis Sanitarium.
The Silver Cord [13 April 1934]
Another woman (Constance Cummings) threatens a couple's (Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy) marriage with her catty ways.
The Stolen Jools 
The White Cliffs of Dover [11 May 1944]
A woman's character is very strong as compared to a man's. Catch a woman's courage put to test, when she is put through many obstacles.
Theodora Goes Wild [12 November 1936 (USA)]
A story about a small-town woman who writes a scandalous best-seller and falls in love with a sophisticated New Yorker, who illustrated the book.
Thirteen Women [26 September 1933]
This movie features the love affair between a social worker, Ann Vickers and a corrupt judge, Barney Dolphin.
This Man Is Mine [18 July 1931]
Jean, a womanizing opera star, agrees to help boost Diana's career. He vies for her affection when he realises that his understudy in also in love with her.
Together Again 
Unfinished Business [27 August 1941 (USA)]
Unfinished Business is a 1941 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Gregory La Cava and starring Irene Dunne, Robert Montgomery and Preston Foster. The screenplay concerns a young woman who quickly falls in love with a playboy, but when he shows no interest in making her his wife, marries his brother.
When Tomorrow Comes [30 December 1935]
Helen Hudson (Irene Dunne) is left widowed and penniless after the hospital is unable to save the life of her charitable husband, Dr. Hudson, because another drowning victim -- the spoiled Robert Merrick (Robert Taylor) -- required the hospital's only resuscitation device. Merrick seeks Helen out to offer recompense, but she rebukes him. He soon falls in love with her, but an accident leads to Helen's loss of eyesight, which threatens their relationship and eventually her life.… MORE
You Can Change the World [5 November 1937 (USA)]
Terangi is jailed when he injures a man who hurled him with racial abuse. Imprisoned initially for six months, but freed only after eight years, he rushes home, only to face a devastating hurricane.
- 20 December 1898.
- Louisville, Kentucky, United States.
- 1.65 m.