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10.  Died in a plane crash with twenty other people and  her mother.  She had traveled back to Indiana with her mother for a war bonds rally.  She had been scheduled to return by train but was eager to go home and decided to fly instead. She was only 33 years old.

 

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Irene Dunne

1) Irene Dunne appeared twice with Cary Grant in two Leo McCarey screwball comedies:

My Favorite Wife

&

The Awful Truth

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2.  She won a scholarship to the Chicago Music College.  She graduated with high honors in 1926.

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3) Irene Dunne's versatility was amazing.

a) She could star in musicals like "Roberta" as a semi- operatic singer.

b) She could star in dramatic movies concerning women's issues, like "Penny Serenade".

c) And she could star in screwball comedies and perform with the best of them in films like "Theodora Goes Wild".

 

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5.  In 1957 was appointed as a special U.S. delegate to the United Nations by President Eisenhower. 

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6) In " Never a Dull Moment", Irene Dunne portrayed a real person, Kay Swift. Kay was a composer and wrote the songs that were sung in the movie. Fred MacMurray was the co-star.

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7) Roddy McDowall played her son in White Cliffs Of Dover and called her Mother the rest of her life.

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8.  Irene Dunne was nominated five times for Best Actress:  Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939), I Remember Mama (1948).   She lost to Luise Rainer twice in a row for 1936 and 1937.  (Why didn't she ever get an honorary Oscar?)

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9.)  She was the first choice to play the lead in "Now, Voyager".

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10.  Was offered the role of Aunt Alicia in "Gigi" (1958) but turned down the role, deciding to stay retired.

 

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Leslie Caron

1) Leslie was discovered for the movies by Gene Kelly when he saw her dancing in a ballet in Paris.

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2.  Caron was nominated twice for Best Actress:  Lili and The L-Shaped Room.

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4.  Although Audrey Hepburn played the role of "Gigi" on stage, producer Arthur Freed cast Leslie Caron in the movie musical adaptation.

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7.   Her second husband named Warren Beatty as co-respondent in their divorce case.  The London court ordered Beatty to pay court costs.  Beatty and Caron co-starred in "Promise Her Anything" in 1966

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Eight) Leslie was a young ballerina in the Roland Petit ballet when she was discovered in Paris. This legendary dancer and choreographer later came to Hollywood to choreograph Leslie's ballet in "Daddy Long Legs".

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9.)  Leslie was signed for "An American in Paris"  after Cyd Charisse had to drop out due to pregnancy.

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10.  Most recently has appeared on the PBS tv series  "The Durrells of Corfu" as Countess Mavrodaki.  

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 William Holden

1) William Holden's propitious film debut was "Golden Boy", where he co-starred opposite Barbara Stanwyck and was directed by the legendary Rouben Mamoulian.

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