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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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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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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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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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