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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Irene Dunne

Recorded April 28th, 1971 - 22 min

We reached one of the Silver Screen’s most popular leading ladies by phone when we called her at home in Southern California.She was born December 10, 1898 and was 72 when we spoke with her about her long movie career which spanned nearly a quarter-century. Her most popular films included Cimmaron (1931); Roberta (1935); Show Boat (1936); My Favorite Wife (1940); Anna and the King of Siam (1946); Life with Father (1947). She died September 4, 1990 at age 91.

Command Performance - 12/2/44 - Program 152 with Irene Dunne and Johnny Mercer

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Irene Dunne as hostess on "Command Performance" from December 2nd, 1944.


  1. Mary says... comment left on November 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Wonderful, thank you! I’ve never been able to hear Irene Dunne in a real interview, never thought I would. This is a great treat, she sounds just as intelligent and charming as I would have hoped.

  2. Lisa Brooks says... comment left on April 13, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Growing up in Louisville, KY (Miss Dunne’s hometown), I would always hear my parents and grandparents exclaim about not only what a great actress she was but what an exemplary person she was as well. I remember watching her movies on TV and garnering an appreciation of her talents (especially in comedies) as my family and I watched and were all thoroughly entertained. What a treat it is to hear her voice and to listen to her fascinating memories of both her theatrical and movie career.