Irene Dunne – A Pictorial

 

“I know all the swear words. I just don’t use them. There are worse things in life than being called a Lady.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

Irene Dunne 1937


 

“Now don’t you dare call me normal. I was never a Pollyanna. There was always a lot of Theodora in me.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

Irene Dunne from “The Great Lover” (1931)


 

“There seems to be a general impression that to be known as normal in Hollywood is akin to being labeled as rare animal in a zoo.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

Irene Dunne 1932


 

“That’s the kind of stuff you are offered today. Scripts that have you mixed up with young men. I find them utterly revolting.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

Irene Dunne 1933


 

“Of course WE never had to do nude scenes. I’m glad, too, because I’m susceptible to pneumonia.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

Irene Dunne 1939


 

“But that’s why there are so few women stars today. Pornography has taken away the mystery.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

Irene Dunne promo shot for “Roberta” (1935)


 

“Nothing can replace the excitement, the magic, and yes the glamour of a Ziegfeld show.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

Irene Dunne and Cary Grant from “The Awful Truth” (1937)


 

“I appeared with many leading men. But working with Cary Grant was different from working with other actors. He was much more fun! I think we were a successful team because we enjoyed working together tremendously, and that pleasure must have shown through onto the screen. I will always remember two compliments he made me. He said I had perfect timing in comedy and that I was the sweetest smelling actress he ever worked with.” ~ Irene Dunne

 

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