Irene Rich (I) (1891–1988)

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Born Irene Luther on October 13, 1891, silent-screen femme Irene Rich came from a once well-to-do family in Buffalo, New York. Her father had a reversal of fortune while she was quite young and the family subsequently had to move to California. Following her education, Irene pursued a career as a realtor. She had already married twice by the time ... See full bio »

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Known For

Everybody's Hobby Mrs. Myra Leslie
A Lost Lady Marian Forrester
Craig's Wife Mrs. Craig
What the Butler Saw Mrs. Barrington


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 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 Joan of Arc
Catherine le Royer - Her Friend
 1948 Fort Apache
Mrs. Mary O'Rourke
 1947 New Orleans
Mrs. Rutledge Smith
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Mrs. Worth
 1947 Calendar Girl
Lulu Varden
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Mrs. Bryant
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Margaret Patterson
 1940 Keeping Company
Mrs. Thomas
 1940 Queen of the Yukon
Sadie Martin
 1940 The Lady in Question
Michele Morestan
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Mrs. Emilia Roth
 1939 Everybody's Hobby
Mrs. Myra Leslie
 1939 The Right Way (Short)
Mrs Martin
 1938 That Certain Age
Dorothy Fullerton
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Woman at Racetrack (uncredited)
 1934 Spitfire
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1932 Manhattan Tower
Ann Burns
 1932 Her Mad Night
Joan Manners
 1932 Down to Earth
Idy Peters
 1931/I The Champ
 1931 Wicked
Mrs. Luther
 1931 The Mad Parade
Mrs. Schuyler
 1931 Five and Ten
Jenny Rarick
 1931 Strangers May Kiss
 1931 Father's Son
Ruth Emory
 1931 Beau Ideal
Lady Brandon
 1930 Check and Double Check
Mrs. Blair
 1930 On Your Back
 1930 So This Is London
Mrs. Hiram Draper
 1929 Shanghai Rose
Shanghai Rose
 1929 They Had to See Paris
Mrs. Idy Peters
 1929 The Exalted Flapper
Queen Charlotte of Capra
 1928 Ned McCobb's Daughter
 1928 Women They Talk About
Irene Mervin Hughes
 1928 The Perfect Crime
 1928 Craig's Wife
Mrs. Craig
 1928 Powder My Back
Fritzi Foy
 1928 Beware of Married Men
Myra Martin
 1927 The Silver Slave
Bernice Randall
 1927 The Desired Woman
Diana Maxwell
 1927 Dearie
Sylvia Darling / Dearie
 1927 The Climbers
Duchess of Arrogan
 1927 Don't Tell the Wife
Mrs. Cartier
 1926 My Official Wife
Hélène - Countess Orloff
 1926 The Honeymoon Express
Mary Lambert
 1926 Silken Shackles
Denise Lake
 1925 Lady Windermere's Fan
Mrs. Erlynne
 1925 The Pleasure Buyers
Joan Wiswell
 1925 Compromise
Joan Trevore
 1925 The Wife Who Wasn't Wanted
Mrs. John Mannering
 1925 Eve's Lover
Eva Burnside
 1925 The Man Without a Conscience
Shirley Graves
 1925 My Wife and I
Mrs. James Borden
 1924 A Lost Lady
Marian Forrester
 1924 This Woman
Carol Drayton
 1924 What the Butler Saw
Mrs. Barrington
 1924 Behold This Woman
Louise Maurel
 1924 A Woman Who Sinned
Mrs. Ransdell
 1924 Captain January
Isabelle Morton
 1924 Being Respectable
Suzanne Schuyler
 1924 Cytherea
Fanny Randon
 1924 Beau Brummel
Frederica Charlotte - Duchess of York
 1924 Pal o' Mine
Julia Montfort
 1923 Boy of Mine
Ruth Latimer
 1923 Lucretia Lombard
Lucretia Morgan
 1923 Defying Destiny
Beth Alden
 1923 Rosita
The Queen
 1923 Yesterday's Wife
Megan Daye
 1923 Michael O'Halloran
Nellie Minturn
 1923 Snowdrift
Kitty (story)
 1923 Brass
Mrs. Grotenberg - aka Mrs. G.
 1923 Dangerous Trails
Grace Alderson
 1922 Fruits of Faith (Short)
Larry's Wife
 1922 The Marriage Chance
Mary Douglas
 1922 While Justice Waits
Nell Hunt
 1922 Brawn of the North
Marion Wells
 1922 The Ropin' Fool (Short)
The Girl
 1922 The Yosemite Trail
Eve Marsham
 1922 A Fool There Was
Mrs. Schuyler
 1922 One Clear Call
Maggie Thornton
 1922 The Trap
The Teacher
 1922 Strength of the Pines
 1922 The Call of Home
Alix Lansing
 1921 The Poverty of Riches
Mrs. Holt
 1921 The Invisible Power
Laura Chadwick
 1921 Desperate Trails
Mrs. Walker
 1921 A Voice in the Dark
Blanche Walton
 1921 A Tale of Two Worlds
Mrs. Carmichael
 1921 Boys Will Be Boys
 1921 One Man in a Million
Madame Maureveau
 1921 Sunset Jones
Marion Rand
 1920 Godless Men
'Black Pawl's' Wife
 1920 Just Out of College
Miss Jones
 1920 Stop Thief
Madge Carr
 1920 Jes' Call Me Jim
Miss Butterworth
 1920 The Strange Boarder
Jane Ingraham
 1920 The Street Called Straight
Drusilla Fane
 1920/II Water, Water, Everywhere
Hope Beecher
 1919 The Spite Bride
Eileen Moore
 1919 Her Purchase Price
 1919 Wolves of the Night
 1919 The Blue Bonnet
Martha Drake
 1919 The Sneak
Enid Granley
 1919 The Lone Star Ranger
Mrs. Laramie
 1919 Castles in the Air
Mrs. Owen Pauncefort
 1919 Diane of the Green Van
 1919 The Silver Girl
Julia Raymond
 1919 A Man in the Open
 1919 Todd of the Times
Janet Milton
 1918 A Law Unto Herself
 1918 The Girl in His House
Betty Burlingham
 1918 A Desert Wooing
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Mrs. Rhodes") in "Seven Keys to Baldpate" on Broadway Comedy (revival). Book adapted by George M. Cohan. From the novel by Earl Derr Biggers. Scenic Design by W. Oden Waller. Directed by Sam Forrest. National Theatre: 27 May 1935-Jun 1935 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: George Christie (as "Thomas ... See more »

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