Irene Tedrow Biography (1910-1995)

Born August 3, 1910 (some sources say 1907), in Denver, CO; died of complications following a stroke, March 10, 1995, in North Hollywood, CA. Actress. Irene Tedrow made her reputation as a character actress in film, television, andon the stage. She began her 60-year career playing Shakespeare on Broadway with the Maurice Evans Company, and also portrayed Shakespearean heroines at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. In 1937 Tedrow moved to Hollywood, where she performed character roles in films including They Won't Forget, The Ten Commandments, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, The Parent Trap, Foul Play, and MidnightMadness. On television, she won Emmy Award nominations for her work as Eleanor Roosevelt's grandmother in Eleanor and Franklin, and for her role in Jamesat 16. In her last years Tedrow occasionally returned to the stage, playingMrs. Webb opposite Henry Fonda in a revival of Our Town. In 1988 she made herlast public performance in a production of A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. She suffered a massive stroke in 1989, which effectively ended her career.

Birth Details
August 3, 1910
Denver, Colorado, United States
Death Details
March 10, 1995
North Hollywood, California, United States

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