Irene Dunne

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Irene Dunne in Love Affair (1939)

Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898September 4, 1990), born Irene Marie Dunn in Louisville, Kentucky, was an American film actress. A major star, Dunne was a solid and surprisingly erotic screen presence through the 1930s, although she faded in her square and soapy performances in 1940s melodrama. Much disparaged by James Agee and later critics, she is now best remembered for an uncharacteristically mad-cap and hilarious performance in "The Awful Truth", and as Anna Leonowens in the original non-musical film of Anna and the King of Siam

She died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California at age 91, and is entombed in the Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles, California. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6440 Hollywood Blvd.

Academy Award Nominations as Best Actress

Her other notable roles included Anna Owens in Anna and the King of Siam and Lavinia (Vinnie) Day in Life with Father.

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