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Irene Fenwick (1887–1936)

Irene Fenwick was born Irene Frizzel in Chicago, Illinois on September 5, 1887. She was predominately a stage actress and a fine one at that. Her first film was THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR in 1915. She was to make three more that year, but one in 1916 called A CONEY ISLAND PRINCESS. Her services were, unfortunately, not in high demand. After A GIRL LIKE ... See full bio »

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The Woman Next Door
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 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
Herald - Italian episode
 1917 The Sin Woman
Grace Penrose
 1916 A Coney Island Princess
Tessie / Princess Zim-Zim
 1916 The Child of Destiny
 1915 The Sentimental Lady
Amy Cary
 1915 The Green Cloak
Ruth McAllister
 1915 The Woman Next Door
Jenny Gay
 1915 The Commuters
Hetty Brice
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 2002 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- The Barrymores (2002) ... Herself

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Stage Play: Laugh, Clown, Laugh! Drama. Written by David Belasco and Tom Cushing. Based on "Ridi, Pagliaccio" by Faurto Martini. Scenic Design by Stroppa. Directed by David Belasco. Belasco Theatre: 28 Nov 1923- Mar 1924 (closing date unknown/133 performances). Cast: Lionel Barrymore (as "Tito Beppi, Flik, a famous clown"), Irene Fenwick (... See more »

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Her distraught husband, Lionel Barrymore, understandably could not play Ebenezer Scrooge on the radio the day after her death (brother John Barrymore filled in). Lionel went to Christmas Mass instead and collapsed in the church, leading to a long hospitalization. See more »

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