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Irish McCalla (1929–2002)

Irish McCalla was born on December 25, 1929 in Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA as Irish Elizabeth McCalla. She was an actress, known for Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955), She Demons (1958) and Five Bold Women (1960). She was married to Patrick Horgan and Patrick H. McIntyre. She died on February 1, 2002 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. See full bio »


(age 72) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
- The Fumble (1963) ... Lynette
 1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Anna Anderson
- Bob Wire (1963) ... Anna Anderson
 1962 Hands of a Stranger
 1960 Five Bold Women
'Big Pearl' Jackson
 1959 Five Gates to Hell
Sister Magdalena
 1959 The Beat Generation
Marie Baron
 1955-1956 Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series)
- The Rival Queen (1956) ... Sheena
- The Renegades (1956) ... Sheena
- Touch of Death (1955) ... Sheena
- The Test (1955) ... Sheena
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 1961 You Bet Your Life (TV Series)
Herself - Actress / Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
- Episode #11.37 (1961) ... Herself - Actress / Sheena, Queen of the Jungle
 1959 Disneyland '59 (TV Movie documentary)
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Herself - Queen of the Jungle
- Episode #2.45 (1957) ... Herself - Queen of the Jungle
 1956 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Herself - Actress
- Episode #8.13 (1956) ... Herself - Actress
 1952 River Goddesses
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Appeared on the cover of the record album, "Music for Big Dame Hunters" Sounds of the Thousand Strings. Ms. McCalla appeared a costume similar to the one she wore in Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955). The LP was issued by Crown Records (# CLP 5173).

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5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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Personal Quote:

"I couldn't act, but I could swing through the trees." (on playing the role of Sheena)


Following her retirement from acting, she became an accomplished painter of seascapes and Western or Native American motifs. See more »

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