IRENE DUNNE'S RADIO ROOM
Irene Marie Dunn (Irene Dunne) was born on
December 20, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Her father
was a steamboat inspector. Ms. Dunne would later
state that the trips she took (with her father) down the
Mississippi river were the most thrilling experiences
of her life.

Irene Dunne began singing in musical theatre, making
it to Broadway for the first time in 1922. However, her
biggest success came as a movie actress. Irene
Dunne would become won of the finest movie
actresses of all time.

Ms. Dunne was talented in both dramatic and comedic
roles. She starred in classic films, such as
The Awful
Truth
, Penny Serenade, and Life With Father. However,
Ms. Dunne was also a fine actress on radio.

Irene Dunne appeared on radio programs, such as
Lux
Radio Theatre
, Screen Guild Theatre, and Family
Theatre
. It was on Lux Radio Theatre that Ms. Dunne
would appear the most frequently.

In 1944, Irene Dunne reprised her movie role in
Penny
Serenade
on Lux Radio Theatre. Ms. Dunne would
continue to effectively reprise her movie parts on
various radio programs. Her positive spirit could be
felt over the radio airwaves just as it had been on the
movie screen.

Beginning in 1952, Irene Dunne starred (along with
Fred MacMurray) on a radio series called
Bright Star.
This program was both a comedy as well as a drama.
Ms. Dunne played a newspaper editor named Susan
Armstrong.
Bright Star aired it's final episode in 1953.

Irene Dunne was a very talented woman.  Fortunately,
her talents live on thanks to the movies and radio.
LUX RADIO THEATRE APPEARANCES
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Show Boat
  • Broadcast: 6/24/1940
SCREEN GUILD THEATRE AND FAMILY THEATRE
  • Family Theatre
  • Gramps
  • Broadcast: 9/30/1948
Hallmark Playhouse and Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Hallmark Playhouse
  • Cimarron
  • Broadcast: 9/9/1948
VARIOUS RADIO APPEARANCES BY IRENE DUNNE
BRIGHT STAR RADIO PROGRAM