Irene Dailey Biography (1920-)

Born September 12, 1920, in New York, NY; daughter of Daniel James and HelenTheresa (Ryan) Dailey. Addresses: OFFICE--P.O. Box 385, Sheffield, MA01257.

As an escape from acting, Irene Dailey enjoys reading, charcoal sketching, watercolor painting, and various sports.

Birth Details
September 12, 1920
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Out of the Frying Pan, Red Barn Theatre, Locust Valley, NY,1941.
  • NEW YORK DEBUT--Girls.
  • LONDON DEBUT--Jasmine Adair, Tomorrow--With Pictures, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, then Duke of York's Theatre.
  • Room Service, Red Barn Theatre, Locust Valley, NY, 1941.
  • Shotput, Nine Cards, Longacre Theatre, 1943.
  • Angie, Truckline Cafe, Belasco Theatre, NY, 1946.
  • Shirley, Idiot's Delight, New York City Center, NY, 1951.
  • Mrs. Shin, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Phoenix Theatre, NY, 1956.
  • Adele Farnum, Miss Lonely-Hearts, Music Box Theatre, NY, 1957.
  • Irene, Idiot's Delight, Equity Library Theatre, NY, 1957.
  • Eloise, Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut, HB Studio, NY, 1959.
  • Valeria, Daughter of Silence, Erlanger Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1961.
  • Abbie, Desire Under the Elms, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1961.
  • Clara, Winterkill, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, 1962.
  • Senora, Andorra, Biltmore Theatre, NY, 1963.
  • Hannah Jelkes, The Night of the Iguana, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, 1963.
  • Pamela Pew-Pickett, Tchin-Tchin, Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia, 1963, also at Sombrero Playhouse, Phoenix, AZ, 1964.
  • Nettie Cleary, The Subject Was Roses, Royale Theatre, NY, 1964.
  • Miss Quincey, Better Luck Next Time, Mrs. Henry, A Walk in Dark Places (adouble bill), Cherry Lane Theatre, NY, 1966.
  • Beatrice, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT, 1966.
  • Rooms, 1966-67.
  • various roles, You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (replacing Eileen Heckart), Ambassador Theatre, NY, 1968.
  • Beatrice, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, IvanhoeTheatre, Chicago, IL, 1971.
  • Buying Out, Studio Arena, Buffalo, NY, 1971.
  • Banannas, The House of Blue Leaves, Ivanhoe Theatre, Chicago, 1972.
  • Mme. Arkadina, The Seagull, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1973.
  • Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Loeb Theatre, Purdue, IN, 1973.
  • Lotsa Ladies, WPA Theatre, NY, 1976.
  • Rio Grande, Playwrights Horizons, NY, 1976.
  • Cass, The Loves of Cass Maguire, Three Muses Theatre, Hotel Ansonia, NY,1979.
  • On Bliss Street in Sunnyside, Actors Studio, NY, 1981.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Caroline, Laughing Water, 1944.
  • Skylark, 1952.
  • Daring Game, Paramount, 1968.
  • No Way to Treat a Lady, Paramount, 1968.
  • Five Easy Pieces, Columbia, 1970.
  • The Grissom Gang, National General, 1971.
  • The Amityville Horror, American International, 1979.
  • Also, The Last Two Weeks.
  • Robert Montgomery Presents, 1951.
  • Also, The Defenders; The Twilight Zone; Dr. Kildare; Another World, others.
  • Credits; ALBUM
  • The Subject Was Roses, Columbia.
  • Writings;PLAYS
  • Waiting for Mickey and Ava.

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