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Irene Rich

From Wikipedia Irene Rich (October 13, 1891 - April 22, 1988) was an American actress who worked in both silent films and talkies, as well as radio. Rich worked for Will Rogers, who used her in eight pictures, including Water Water Everywhere (1920), The Strange Boarder (1920), Jes' Call Me Jim (1920), Boys Will Be Boys (1921), and The Ropin' Fool (1921). She often portrayed society women, such as in the 1925 adaptation of Lady Windermere's Fan and also in Queen of the Yukon (1940). In two of her last films she played a frontier wife and mother: She was the mother of Gail Russell's character in John Wayne's Angel and the Badman (1947); in John Ford's cavalry story Fort Apache (1948) she portrayed Mrs. O'Rourke, the wife of Sergeant O'Rourke (Ward Bond). In the 1930s, Rich did much work in radio. From 1933 to 1944, she hosted a nationwide anthology program of serialized mini-dramas, Dear John (aka The Irene Rich Show). Her leading man was actor Gale Gordon (who later played Lucille Ball's apoplectic boss "Mr. Mooney" on TV). Rich appeared in stage productions, including Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935) which starred George M. Cohan, the creator of the play, and later As the Girls Go in 1948. Rich has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for her contribution to the motion picture industry at 6225 Hollywood Boulevard and one for her contributions to the radio industry at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard.


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Born:
Oct 13, 1891 In Buffalo, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
57
First Appeared:
In the movie A Man in the Open 1919-02-23
Latest Project:
Movie Joan of Arc 1948-12-22
Known For
Poster of The Street Called Straight
Poster of The Spite Bride
Poster of The Silver Girl
Poster of A Man in the Open

Irene Rich Movies Filmography

Movie
Joan of Arc
Catherine le Royer, Joan's friend 1948-12-22
Movie
Fort Apache
Mrs. Mary O'Rourke 1948-06-14
Movie
New Orleans
Mrs. Rutledge Smith 1947-04-18
Movie
Angel and the Badman
Mrs. Worth 1947-02-15
Movie
Calendar Girl
Lulu Varden 1947-01-31
Movie
This Time for Keeps
Mrs. Bryant 1942-03-01
Movie
Three Sons o' Guns
Margaret Patterson 1941-08-02
Movie
Keeping Company
Mrs. Thomas 1940-12-27
Movie
Queen of the Yukon
Sadie Martin 1940-08-26
Movie
The Lady in Question
Michele Morestan 1940-08-07
Movie
The Mortal Storm
Mrs. Roth 1940-06-14
Movie
Everybody's Hobby
Mrs. Myra Leslie 1939-08-26
Movie
That Certain Age
Mrs. Dorothy Fullerton 1938-10-06
Movie
Of Human Bondage
Baby (uncredited) 1934-07-20
Movie
Manhattan Tower
Ann Burns 1932-12-01
Movie
The Champ
Linda Carleton 1931-11-21
Movie
Wicked
Mrs. Luther 1931-10-04
Movie
The Mad Parade
Mrs. Schuyler 1931-09-18
Movie
Five and Ten
Jenny Rarick 1931-06-13
Movie
Strangers May Kiss
Celia 1931-04-04
Movie
Father's Son
Ruth Emory 1931-03-07
Movie
Beau Ideal
Lady Brandon 1931-01-25
Movie
Check and Double Check
Mrs. Blair 1930-10-02
Movie
On Your Back
Julianne 1930-09-14
Movie
So This Is London
Mrs. Hiram Draper 1930-06-06
Movie
They Had to See Paris
Mrs. Idy Peters 1929-09-18
Movie
Beware of Married Men
1928-01-14
Movie
Women They Talk About
Irene Mervin Hughes 1928-08-10
Movie
Fashion News
Self (1929) 1928-11-06
Movie
The Silver Slave
1927-11-12
Movie
The Desired Woman
Diana Maxwell / Lady Diana Whitney 1927-08-27
Movie
My Official Wife
Hélène, Countess Orloff 1926-10-16
Movie
Lady Windermere's Fan
Mrs. Erlynne 1925-12-26
Movie
The Pleasure Buyers
1925-12-19
Movie
Eve's Lover
Eva Burnside 1925-07-06
Movie
The Man Without a Conscience
1925-06-07
Movie
My Wife and I
1925-05-16
Movie
This Woman
1924-11-02
Movie
Captain January
Isabelle Morton 1924-07-06
Movie
Being Respectable
1924-07-01
Movie
Beau Brummel
Frederica Charlotte, Duchess of York 1924-03-30
Movie
Pal o' Mine
1924-03-15
Movie
Brass
Mrs. Grotenberg - aka Mrs. G. 1923-03-04
Movie
Boy of Mine
1923-12-30
Movie
Rosita
The Queen 1923-09-03
Movie
Lucretia Lombard
Lucretia Morgan 1923-12-07
Movie
Brawn of the North
1922-11-12
Movie
The Ropin' Fool
The Girl 1922-10-29
Movie
A Fool There Was
Mrs. Schuyler 1922-06-18
Movie
One Clear Call
1922-05-20
Movie
A Tale of Two Worlds
Mrs. Carmichael 1921-03-13
Movie
Godless Men
'Black Pawl's' Wife 1920-11-06
Movie
Jes' Call Me Jim
Miss Butterworth 1920-05-23
Movie
The Street Called Straight
Drusilla Fane 1920-02-01
Movie
The Spite Bride
1919-09-21
Movie
The Silver Girl
1919-04-06
Movie
A Man in the Open
Kate 1919-02-23