Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne epitomizes class. She was so elegant and beautiful, but wasn't afraid to put herself out there in screwball comedy. Her acting with her leading men is so effortless. And when you watch her act, you get the feeling you are watching the real Irene — that you are seeing little pieces of herself woven into her roles. She also knew when to gracefully make her exit from the movies. Irene Dunne was probably one of the first movie stars I ever knew. I remember watching "My Favorite Wife" and "The Awful Truth" with my mom when I was little. To me, she was at her best when she was doing screwball comedy with Cary Grant. They paired so flawlessly. Irene will always hold a special place in my classic hollywood heart.

P.S. "Theodora Goes Wild" was Irene's first comedy. You'd never know it was her first — she is hilarious! Be sure and check it out. You won't be disappointed :)

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