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Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne (born Irene Marie Dunn, 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 Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939), and I Remember Mama (1948). In 1985, Dunne was given the Kennedy Center Honors for her services to the arts.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20th, 1898 (Louisville), Died September 4th, 1990 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73312 10-in. 8/22/1932 Three talks introducing Irene Dunne and Richard Crooks Fred Erdman Promotional talk speaker  
Decca DLA 2552 10-in. 7/16/1941 I've told ev'ry little star Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2553 10-in. 7/16/1941 Smoke gets in your eyes Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2554 10-in. 7/16/1941 All the things you are Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2604 10-in. 7/31/1941 The folks who live on the hill Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2605 10-in. 7/31/1941 Why was I born? Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2606 10-in. 7/31/1941 Make believe Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2626 10-in. 7/31/1941 Babes in the wood Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2678 10-in. 8/24/1941 The folks who live on the hill Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2679 10-in. 8/24/1941 They didn't believe me Irene Dunne vocalist  
Decca DLA 2680 10-in. 8/24/1941 All the things you are Irene Dunne vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dunne, Irene," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105676.

Dunne, Irene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105676.

"Dunne, Irene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105676

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