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Irene Tedrow (August 3, 1907 Denver, Colorado – March 10, 1995 North Hollywood, California) was an American character actor in stage, film, television and radio. August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Interior of the 1928 B. F. Keith Memorial Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ...

A founding member of the Old Globe Theater Irene Tedrow was cast as a young pretty ingenue, but with age found more work in film cast as the meddling old woman. She however did have an intermittently recurring role as Mrs. Elkins on Dennis the Menace television sitcom in the 1950s where he character was a kind woman. Being a character actor she was never given substantial roles despite appearing in many shows from the Twilight Zone to the Facts of Life. Theater offered a better outlet and Tedrow appeared on Broadway even through her eighties in such productions as "Our Town" and "Pygmalion." The Old Globe Theatre, located in San Diego, California, produces about 15 plays and musicals annually, including Shakespeare, in summer and winter seasons. ... Ingenue is a stock character in literature, film and theatre. ... Note, this page is about the television series and its two revivals. ... Facts of Life is a euphemism. ... Our Town by Thornton Wilder Our Town is a three act play by Thornton Wilder that is, perhaps, the most frequently produced play by an American playwright. ... Pygmalion may refer to the following: Pygmalion, a king of Tyre, brother of Queen Dido of Carthage. ...


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Irene Tedrow - Biography - Moviefone (135 words)
Supporting actress Irene Tedrow spent most of her 60-year career on stage, but she also had considerable experience in feature films and on television.
Slender and possessing an austere beauty, Tedrow was well suited for the rather prim and moral characters she most often played.
Irene Tedrow - Biography, Birth date, Relationships, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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