Oscar Actors: Dunne, Irene–Five-Time Oscar Nominee

Irene Dunne, born Irene Marie Dunn, on December 20, 1898, was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s, and early 1950s.

One of Hollywood’s greatest, most versatile actress is also one of Oscar’s greatest losers.

Dunne was nominated five times for the Best Actress Oscar, but had never won. Her nominations spanned two decades, including Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939), and I Remember Mama (1948).

In 1985, Dunne was given the Kennedy Center Honors for her services to the arts.

She died on September 4, 1990, at the age of 91.

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