Irene Ryan
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Irene Ryan

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Birthday
17, 1902
Birthplace
El Paso, TX
Death Date
Apr 26, 1973 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1902
Birthplace
El Paso, TX
Death Date
Apr 26, 1973 (70)

About

Played Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies and also had notable success in film and on the Broadway stage.

Before Fame

A popular vaudeville actress, she accompanied Bob Hope on the USO tours, billed as the "the gal who makes Bob Hope laugh."

Trivia

After the end of the Beverly Hillbillies in 1971, she was offered a role on television similar to the Granny character she was playing, but she set it aside to fulfill her dream to act on Broadway.

Family Life

She spent her formative years in San Francisco.

Associated With

She was a frequent panelist on Allen Ludden's Password game show in the 1960s and early '70s.