Irene RYAN

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Actor

AmericanBorn Jessie Irene NOBLETT

American actress, one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television and Broadway

Born on October 17, 1902 in San Francisco, California, USA , United States

Died on April 26, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, USA

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Ryan was born Jessie Irene Noblett in San Francisco, California, the daughter of James Merritt Noblett and Catherine "Katie" McSharry. Her father was from North Carolina and her mother was a native of Ireland. She had one sister, Anna. Ryan and her parents moved to San Francisco when she was a child. She began her career at the age of 11 after winning $3 for singing "Pretty Baby" in an amateur contest at the Valencia Theater in San Francisco.



At the age of 20, she married writer-comedian Tim Ryan. They performed in vaudeville as a double act, known in show business as a "Dumb Dora" routine and epitomized by George Burns and Gracie Allen.

...   Ryan was born Jessie Irene Noblett in San Francisco, California, the daughter of James Merritt Noblett and Catherine "Katie" McSharry. Her father was from North Carolina and her mother was a native of Ireland. She had one sister, Anna. Ryan and her parents moved to San Francisco when she was a child. She began her career at the age of 11 after winning $3 for singing "Pretty Baby" in an amateur contest at the Valencia Theater in San Francisco.



At the age of 20, she married writer-comedian Tim Ryan. They performed in vaudeville as a double act, known in show business as a "Dumb Dora" routine and epitomized by George Burns and Gracie Allen.



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