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Birth name:Irene Marie Dunn.
Born:December 20, 1898 Louisville, Kentucky.
She was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s.
She was discovered in 1928, and was signed to play the role of Magnolia Hawks in the first national touring company of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's classic musical play Show Boat.Then she played the re-creation of the role in what is considered the classic film version of Show Boat - the 1936 version.
Dunne is now best remembered for her Magnolia in Show Boat, her madcap performances in The Awful Truth and My Favorite Wife, her Anna in the 1946 Anna and the King of Siam, and as Martha Hanson in George Stevens' 1948 I Remember Mama.
Dunne died on September 4, 1990 of cardiac arrest at her Holmby Hills home in Los Angeles, California and is entombed in the Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California.