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Irene Dunne

 
 
Side A - - Irene Dunne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
1. Side A - - Irene Dunne Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Louisville, Kentucky 1898; after father's death, moved with family to Madison. Graduated from Madison High School 1916. After voice training in Indianapolis and Chicago, began singing professionally. Won lead in road show of Florenz Ziegfeld's Show Boat 1929. Began Hollywood career 1930; in 42 films; nominated for five Academy Awards.

Dunne maintained ties with Madison, which has honored her; she helped with restoration of Broadway Fountain 1976. She received Laetare Medal from University of Notre Dame 1949. President Dwight Eisenhower named her an alternate delegate to United Nations General Assembly 1957; was Kennedy Center Honors Awardee 1985. Died 1990 in Los Angeles.
 
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Friends of Irene Dunne. (Marker Number 39.2006.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
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38° 44.181′ N, 85° 22.795′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Main Street east of West Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East Main Street, Madison IN 47250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael C. Garber (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison's Fire Companies / Government Buildings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John T. Windle Memorial Auditorium (about 400 feet away); Madison Historic District (about 500 feet away); Washington Fire Co. #2 (about 500 feet away); Schofield House (about 800 feet away); Lt. General Walter Krueger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of The Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Irene Dunn. IMDb website entry (Submitted on September 6, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Photos of the marker dedication. Indiana Historical Bureau website entry (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Side B - - Irene Dunne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
2. Side B - - Irene Dunne Marker
Irene Dunne image. Click for full size.
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3. Irene Dunne
Looking East - - "Ohio" Theater & Irene Dunne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
4. Looking East - - "Ohio" Theater & Irene Dunne Marker
Walk of Fame - Star :: In front of "Ohio" Theater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
5. Walk of Fame - Star :: In front of "Ohio" Theater
It reads:: "" "Some Came Running" - - 1958 - - Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin - Shirley Maclaine ""
Long View - Side A - - Irene Dunne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
6. Long View - Side A - - Irene Dunne Marker
Long View Side B - - Irene Dunne Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ginger Drenning, August 26, 2009
7. Long View Side B - - Irene Dunne Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,685 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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